Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group
(GLVWG) 17th Annual
THE WRITE STUFF Conference 2010
From the desk of Kathryn W. Craft, Pennwriters member and GLVWG 2010 Write Stuff Conference Chair:
We always think our conference is a wonderful resource, but this year’s addition of the two-day pre-conference workshop with James N. Frey makes it even more so. A special note to financially strapped Pennwriters who are already forking over the dough to attend the PW conference: you do not need to attend the Write Stuff conference to attend the workshop. At only $115 for two full days 8 am to 5 pm with Frey–who just told me he tends to run over his allotted time–“How to Plot Like the Pros” is an exceptional deal. Morning coffee and a box lunch for each day is included in the price.
Please note that our early bird registration ends Thursday with a Feb 25 postmark, as does the group hotel rate of $85.
Write Stuff Conference
Registration is now open for The Write Stuff, the annual conference of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (GLVWG) based in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Keynote for this year’s expanded event, March 25-27, 2010 at the Four Points Sheraton in Allentown, PA, will be internationally acclaimed workshop leader James N. Frey of Berkeley, CA, author of many popular writing guides including How to Write Damn Good Novel. A special addition will be a two-day pre-conference fiction workshop by Frey from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 and Friday, March 26, “How to Plot Like the Pros.”
Published authors presenting a choice of 18 craft and publishing sessions of interest to both fiction and nonfiction writers include acclaimed young adult and middle grade author Jordan Sonnenblick (Bethlehem, PA: Drums Girls & Dangerous Pie); Edgar Award-winner Molly Cochran (Bethlehem, PA: Grandmaster); historical romance writer Tracy MacNish (Lansdale, PA: Stealing Midnight); novelist, journalist and critic Bill Kent (Wynnewood, PA: Street Legal); young adult author Kitty Keswick (Harrisburg, PA: Freaksville); Morning Call “On the Cheap” columnist Spencer Soper (Bethelehem, PA); award-winning magazine writer Maureen Sangiorgio (Macungie, PA); and special guest from Connecticut, publishing guru David Wilk.
Conferees may sign up to pitch completed fiction manuscripts or nonfiction book proposals to agents and publishers that represent a broad spectrum of literary genre interests. This year literary agents include Kim Lionetti (BookEnds, LLC), Evan Goldfried (Jill Grinberg Literary Agency), Jessica Papin (Dystel and Goderich Literary Management), Eddie Schneider (JABberwocky Literary Agency), and Michelle Humphrey (Martha Kaplan Agency). Our guest publishers will be YA/MG publisher Laurie Edwards of Leap Books and Renee Rocco of Lyrical Press.
Conference fee includes Friday night reception, all conference presentations, and Saturday breakfast/lunch. Until Feb. 25, GLVWG members and students $100, non-members $120; after Feb. 25 all registration is $135. Additional fee of $115 for Pre-Conference Workshop includes box lunches for each day. Mail-in registration concludes March 12.
For more info: http://www.glvwg.org/conference
To download registration forms: http://www.glvwg.org/conference/register.htm
Conference blog, with presenter interviews: http://glvwgwritersconference.blogspot.com
Questions? Contact Write Stuff conference chair Kathryn Craft at WriteStuffAdmin [at] gmail [dot] com