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Imaginarium Writer’s Convention

What: Writer’s convention
When: Oct 7-9 2016
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Louisville, KY

Why: Learn about writing and publishing in the worlds of books, movies, gaming, music, and graphic novels. Also participate in panels and workshop with 150+ professional guests, along with fun and games, too.

A few selected workshops:

  • Props & Modeling – William Fink
  • Interviewing your Characters – Lynn Tincher
  • Audiobooks – Jack Wallen
  • The Music and How it Can Enhance your Writing– Dave Simms
  • How to do a Book Trailer! – Rebekah McCauliffe
  • Hydra Publications Pitch Session
  • Book Marketing Basics – Eric Beebe
  • Social Media 101 – Violet Patterson
  • The Author/Editor Relationship
  • Big or Small
  • New Author Boot Camp
  • The Business of Being a Writer
  • Submission Etiquette

Crowne Plaza Hotel

2016 Colorado Gold Conference

What: Fiction Writers’ Conference
When: September 9-11, 2016
Where: Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel
3801 Quebec Street Denver CO 80207

Why: Join hundreds of your fellow writers, whether aspiring or veteran, traditionally or self published, for networking and companionship, programs and pitch opportunities. Focus on craft improvement, genre knowledge, career management, industry savvy, and continuing education and professional development for published authors.

Keynote speakers:

Robert J. Sawyer

Highly lauded winner of the science fiction Triple Crown – the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards for his novels Hominids, The Terminal Experiment, and Mindscan.

Ann Hood

Winner of two Pushcart Prizes, two Best American Food Writing Awards, the Best American Spiritual Writing and Travel Writing Awards, and a Boston Public Library Literary Light Award, and author of Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine, with articles appearing in The New York Times, The Paris Review, O, Bon Appetit, Tin House, The Atlantic Monthly and Real Simple.

Also meet 17 agents, editors, mentors and special guests.

Word Vancouver: Inspiring Words

Bif Naked

What: Book Festival
When: September 21 – 25
Where: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Why: Attend readings, workshops, panels and writing consultations. A sampling:

  • Get It Out: A Writer’s Guide to the Submissions of Literary Works for Publication with Jami Macarty
  • Family as Inspiration: A Fiction Workshop with Simon Choa-Johnston.
  • Taking Control of Your Own Marketing with Trevor Battye and Suzanne Norman
  • Starting Your Story with Marion Crook
  • Writing From Within: Memoir and Identity. Presented by Hapa-palooza. With Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, Betsy Warland, Naomi Wakan, and Brandy Lien-Worrall. Moderated by Anna Ling Kaye.
  • Inclusive Magazine Publishing: Barriers and Strategies for Writers and Publishers. Presented by the Magazine Association of BC. With Jónína Kirton, Chelene Knight, and Elee Kraljii Gardiner. Moderated by Jen Sookfong Lee.

Lynn Johnston

With: Bif Naked, Ujjal Dosanjh, Lynn Johnston, Garry Gottfriedson, Anosh Irani

In the words of the organizers: This is Word Vancouver, Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading. Held during the last week of September at various venues throughout the city, our festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests.

Central Coast Writer’s Conference

What: Writing Conference
When: September 30 – October 1
Where: Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

Why: New and established writers can attend over 50 different writing, publishing, and marketing workshops in all genres as well as private critique sessions, writer’s bootcamps, a teen writing program, writing workshops, marketing and private writer critique sessions (including lunch with authors).

Tagline: The Power of Story

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