Sunday, April 3, 2011

Don’t miss out on the “best bang for your buck” writers conference around!

Have you always wanted to write? Are you an author looking for a writers' conference to improve your skills and make professional connections? The 2011 LDStorymakers Writers Conference is just around the corner, (May 5-7, 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.) Registration ends on April 15. Three national agents are holding pitch sessions and classes— Becca Stumpf (Prospect Agency), Sara Crowe (Harvey Klinger, Inc.), and Sara Megibow (The Nelson Agency). We also have a national editor, Marcia Markland (Senior Editor for Thomas Dunne Books, part of St. Martin’s Press), and local editors Lisa Mangum (Deseret Book Co.) and Kirk Shaw (Covenant Communications), who will also be teaching classes and holding pitch sessions. Special guest Larry Brooks, bestselling author of five critically-praised novels (including a USA Today bestseller), and creator of the writing tips website,, which was named the #1 writing blog and website for 2010, will be giving a keynote address and teaching a two-hour master class. His newest book, Story Engineering: Mastering the Six Core Competencies of Successful Writing, was just published by Writers Digest Books. The confernce featured over 60 classes in a power packed schedule broken into four tracks—Craft Basics, Advanced Craft, Genre, and Marketing & Career Development—so there is something for every writer. Click the links to the right to register or learn more!

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