Calling all writers, aspiring writers, and groupies of said writers: the annual Write on the River writers' conference has opened registration.
- May 16, 2009 at the Wenatchee Valley College
- Keynote speaker is Jess Walter, author of The Zero
- May 17th workshop with Brian McDonald Invisible Ink: The Understructure of Story
- Cost for Saturday: (early bird/before April 19) $80
- Cost for Saturday conference & Sunday workshop: $110
More Important Things to Know:
I had the privilege of attending a Brian McDonald workshop last year. I learned more from him in the space of two hours than I did in five years of college. (Okay, that's not saying much, granted, but work with me here!) Although I've little desire to become a script writer and although McDonald is an award-winning filmmaker (if you've never watched his short film White Face, you're missing out), he held my attention in the cup of his hand like so much granulated sugar. And then he proceded to spin it into a fairy-land work of wonder. I walked away from that workshop once again at peace with the fact that I know absolutely nothing but feeling like I had all the keys to begin unlocking my own writing. And that, my friends, is a special gift.
Two agents will be in attendance at the Write on the River conference and a limited number of 10-minute appointments will be available. Register early for your opportunity to meet with either of them! The good news? They're both well-known in the publishing world. Kudos to the conference coordinators for bringing in the big dogs.