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Opportunities for Writers in Our Neck of the Woods

There are several conferences and workshops coming up in Utah along the Wasatch Front over the next few months. The first of them happens tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 11th:

Caleb Warnock’s Annual FREE writing class is on Wednesday 🙂

Hello all! This year’s annual free writing class will be on Wednesday. Our hot topics this year will be Publishing Trends 2012, and “The Anatomy of a Successful Book Signing.”

Speakers this year will be Nebula-winner author Eric James Stone, national bestselling author Caleb Warnock, Tristi Pinkston, author of the addictive “Secret Sisters” series, Chrissy Ross, author of the hugely popular and hilarious “To Mormons With Love”, and Loraine Scott, author of the beloved “Summer Winter Mystery” series. Caleb Warnock will present his Publishing Trends 2012 (his 2011 blog on this topic went viral worldwide), and 14 ways to create success with book signings. After all the speakers, Caleb will give feedback on first pages for anyone in the audience, time permitting. If you wish to get feedback, bring one copy of the first page of your manuscript. This event is free, and sponsored by the American Fork Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Come and jump-start your writing for 2012 🙂

This year’s free writing class will be from 6:30-9:30 on Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the upstairs room at Historic American Fork City Hall, 30 North Church Street (50 East) in American Fork. Questions? Email Caleb Warnock at calebwarnock@yahoo.com.

Saturday, January 21st:

iWriteNetwork presents their Winter Workshop, all day long in Provo, UT. $30, lunch is provided.

Hands on classes will be taught by authors Canda Mortensen, Tristi Pinkston, Greg Park, Rebecca Shelley, and Cindy Hogan.

For more information, visit their website: iwritenetwork.com

Thursday, February 9th-Saturday, February 11th:

Life, the Universe, and Everything 30: The Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy.

After nearly 3 decades at BYU, this long-running symposium moves to its new home, Utah Valley University. For a bargain price you can spend 3 days attending panels and workshops on writing, the publishing industry, and science fiction and fantasy in general. Learn from a wide variety of authors and other industry professionals.

This year’s guest of honor is James A. Owen, author of the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica. Special guests include the whole team from the Writing Excuses podcast, authors Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard Taylor.

For more details, visit their website.

Saturday, March 3:

A Live Critiquing Workshop presented by the Precision Editing Group.

The Precision Editing Group is a company made up of author/editors who offer professional manuscript editing services.

The workshop will consist of small group critiques of 15 pages of your manuscript, with a member of Precision Editing Group leading each critique group.

Learn more here.

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