Yes! It's true. In the next few days www.missouriwritersguild.org will list information about the Spring 2011 writer's conference to be held in St. Louis, MO at the Sheraton Hotel in Westport Plaza.
I have the scoop! Remember, you read it here; please tell others about my blog.
C. Hope Clark, yes THE Hope Clark from Funds for Writers will present a 90 minute Early Arrival seminar on Friday afternoon, as well as the break out on Saturday and Master's Class on Sunday. Elaine Viets (former St. Louis Post-Dispatch humor columnist) will be the keynote speaker for the awards banquet on Saturday night, and Mary Troy is the keynote for the luncheon. Four agents, six (possibly eight) editors are on the list. Linda Apple, who has published over 200 Chicken Soup for the Soul stories will be presenting,(and you all thought I was the chief chickie because I laid a dozen CS eggs). Also presenting are award nominee, Morley Swingle, and a 2010 International Book Award winner as well.
One more scoop, Early Bird Registration will begin August 15th, so sign up early. You know this conference will fill quickly.
I am not being compensated in anyway to promote this event, I simply feel like one of those TMZ or National Enquirer reporters giving you the breaking news.
Sounds like quite a lineup!
You are hilarious. Thanks for posting.
I am amazed at the talent. Can't wait.
I'm glad you appreciate my sick humor. Ha
You are one golden chickie for making that announcement!
Sounds like a worthwhile conference. Alas, I'm too far away to attend! I do hope you enjoy yourself, though, and make lots of contacts!
First of all, welcome back - hope you had a great vacation, which it sounds like you did. Does this mean you are going this time - to MWG conference that is? That's funny that you're a chickie laying CS eggs.
Sounds like a great conference line-up! And I've never been to Missouri...
Thanks for the tip, Linda.
P.S. Looks like you really enjoyed your trip! I'm working on that cruise idea with the Beneficent Mr. Hall. So far, he hasn't been so beneficent about traveling on a big ship!
Thanks. YES I will attend this conference. Do you follow Hope Clark/Funds for Writers? it's a dynamite site. Let's get together soon.
The cruise was amazing. We ate dinner with four wonderful and fun couples from Alabama. Ah, those southern accents. I hate being landlocked in the midwest. Do you live near a beach?
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