Friday, March 11, 2011

Writing Workshops and Other Events

There are two writing workshops happening in our area in the coming weeks. These provide excellent opportunities for learning more about the craft of writing and networking with other writers. Check'em out!

March 19

The first annual Inland Northwest Christian Writers Conference will be held March 19. Keynote speaker is Jim Rubart, author of ROOMS and Book of Days. For details on workshops and other information, go to This is a one-day conference and is a great value for only $50 per person. Lunch can be reserved for an additional $6.

April 5, 2, 19, and 26

The pre-workshop assignments are due by March 29, so hurry! Every Tuesday evening in April (5,12,19,26), from 6:30pm-9pm, we will gather at a lovely home to learn the craft of mystery writing. But wait! Romance novelists need suspense and a little “mystery” in their writing too! And don’t forget paranormal, sci-fi, and other genres-- all need tools to make an exciting story as well! The speakers have promised that the tools they teach will be beneficial for all who write novels!

Frank Zafiro, well known crime novelist and real-life police officer, and T. Dawn Richard, a well known “Cozy” Mystery novelist, will take us through an intensive workshop with hands-on, mind-engaged instruction. There will be actual writing and “homework,” which will be a valuable experience for all!

Registration is $45 per person, payable to Idaho Writer’s League. Sign up will be available at all IWL meetings through March , or you may send your registration and fee to IWL, PO Box 1113, Hayden, ID 83835. Please include your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE, and 7

EMAIL. You do not have to be a member to attend! The actual location will be disclosed when registration is received. By the end of the workshop, you will have a good working story or chapter that can be submitted for publication! Please send your basic information by email if you can so that your assignment and directions may be given:
Book Events
There are plenty of book-related events happening soon, including a presentation by Kim Barnes, author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated memoir, In the Wilderness. For details of this and other local events, check out the Events page of this blog.


Jessie Gunderson said...

If I didn't just have the baby I'd be at both. :( I will be at the INWC Conf. Anyone else going?

Nancy Owens Barnes said...

Jessie, congratulations on the new little one! I can't make the March 19 workshop, but am considering the one in April. Still unsure.