Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Up Coming Writers Conferences in the Dayton Area

Upcoming Writers Workshops in 2010

Enclosed you will find some information about some writers workshops which have been announced for 2010. I have personally attended two of them and would recommend either. Ironically the first two are held on approximately the same dates in April.
A. The Mad Anthony Writers Conference at Miami University campus in Hamilton. It will be held on April 16th and 17th. The Keynote speaker is Jane Friedman, Publisher/Editor F&W Media (Writers Digest). The cost for the entire seminar for Friday night through Saturday afternoon is $125. Additional charges for Manuscript critique or pitch proposal cost an additional $15. Each. There will be sessions on Fiction, Non-fiction, and Writing as a Career and Christian Writing. Christian Writing is the focus of this Conference. There is also the Murder and Mayhem Workshop which costs an additional $55 if attended with the Writers Conference otherwise it cost $80 if you choose this workshop by itself which is held on Friday. I have attended this workshop last spring and found that it was very helpful. Having Jane as a speaker is worth the price of admission. I also noticed that Alice Pope who is the editor of Children’s Illustrator’s and Writers Digest will be there this year. That is icing on the cake for those of you who are writing Children’s books. Their web site is: http://www.madanthonycbf.org/

B. Another Writers Conference which focuses on humor writing, human interest writing and networking and getting published that is held at the University of Dayton from April 15th thru the 17th. The cost of the three day workshop is $ 350. The list of speakers and sessions for this three day event is impressive. Check out the conference detail using this link: https://www.regonline.com/bombeck2010

C. The third workshop that I would recommend for writers and poets is the Antioch Writers Workshop in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Their Workshop lasts an entire week with lectures in the morning and small group work sessions in the afternoon where you read and discuss a copy of a recent manuscript that you are working on. The cost of the program is about $ 800 for the entire workshop both morning and afternoon. I attended this event last summer and loved the entire experience. Here is the web site for additional information: http://www.antiochwritersworkshop.com/

I am sure there are other writers conferences including the Writer’s Digest Intensives which I have already spoke about in another Blog entry as well as Writers Workshops in Kentucky and Indiana that I have not mentioned. If you know of any that you would like to recommend please send me a note or add a comment to the Blog entry.

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