I've said many times on this blog that Writer's Conferences are a great way to network, meet editors and find others who might like to be part of a critique group. Here is some info on an upcoming conference in Utah.
You’re Invited to: 6 – 7 - 8 Writer’s Conference
When: 6 7 8! (June 7, 2008)
Where: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2373 W 700 S, Springville, UT 84663
What: Writers Conference
Motivational speaker and author Eloise Owens will headline the writing conference. She is the author of Get Off The Beach and has spoken to close to a million people in her career. I saw her in 2006 at the Utah Press Convention, and when my boss said I could bring in anyone I wanted to, I thought of her first.
Schedule of Events:
10 am -10:15 Welcome by Doug Johnston, Publicist, Cedar Fort.
10:15–10:30 Jeffery Marsh, acquisitions editor for Cedar Fort and BYU professor, tells what he wants in manuscripts, book submissions, and so forth.
10:30 - 11:00 Abel Keogh, author of A Room For Two, will teach each of you the importance of websites and blogs, even if you don’t have a book yet!
11:00 - 11:30 Janet Kay Jensen, author of Don’t You Marry The Mormon Boys, will teach on publicizing yourself and your books. Janet is very good at self-promotion and will teach each of you how to do the same.
11:30am - 12:15pm Doug Johnston, Publicist and former newspaper owner, will show writers what they need to know about being an author from a Publicists point of view.
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 Eloise Owens will be the keynote speaker. Ms. Owens will make you think, make you better, and make you money through your writing. Like I said above, Ms. Owens is great. You will remember her for years to come and be a better author and self-promoter after listening to her.
During the conference, you can sit down with Jeffery Marsh. Bring him your manuscripts, book ideas, or questions. You will be allowed 15 minutes to talk with him about your ideas. Please call 801-489-4084 and tell the receptionist you want to be added for a time slot. There are a limited number of slots, so call today.
The cost for the conference is $25. You will receive Eloise Owen’s book Get Off The Beach and lunch.
To sign up, please do the following:
If paying by credit/debit card, call 801-489-4084 and tell them you are signing up for the 6 7 8 conference.
If you are paying by check, please make payment to
Attn 6 7 8
2373 W 700 S
Springville, Ut 84663
We are limited to 200 seats, so RSVP as soon as possible.
NOTE: After you sign up, you can make some money too. For every person that signs up and mentions they heard about it from you (Janet Jensen/Tristi Pinkston*), you will get $5 back from us at the conference. They MUST mention you when they sign up for you to get the money.
If you have any questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call me at 801-489-4084.
I look forward to this wonderful day full of learning!
Public Relations Director
Cedar Fort Inc.
See us online at cedarfort.com
Blog at www.atonofauthorsandawannabe.blogspot.com
**Both women sent this to me so if you sign up, pick whomever you'd like as your reference person.