Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Catholic Writers Conference
Catholic Writers to Hold Conference In Valley Forge, PA
The second annual Catholic Writers Conference LIVE will be held August 4-6, 2010, at the Scanticon Hotel Valley Forge in King of Prussia, PA. Sponsored by the Catholic Writer's Guild and the Catholic Marketing Network (CMN), and held in conjunction with CMN's annual retailer trade show, the Catholic Writer's Conference LIVE provides Catholic authors with a prime opportunity to meet and share their faith with editors, publishers, fellow writers, and bookstore owners from across the globe.
This year's conference will feature presentations on such topics as market tips and time management for busy writers, poetry, creating evil characters (by Regina Doman), working with an editor, creating winning proposals, journaling, dealing with "rejection" and negative criticism (by Susie Lloyd), and much more. Keynote speaker Michelle Buckman will be present a talk entitled "The Wonder of Expresing Catholicism in Faith."
Even though I am a pipsqueak in the Catholic publishing world, I will be speaking on a publishers' panel.
One of the best features, in my opinion is the rare opportunity to present, or "pitch," your book idea to publishers. There will be four publishers hearing pitches--you can discuss your ideas and get immediate feedback. So if you have an idea that's been needling you, or a manuscript underway, consider attending!! The atmosphere of the CMN trade show is just plain exhilarating.
Please visit the conference website for registration details.
Posted by Hillside Education at 8:40 PM