Among the attendees at last year's conference were Anastasia Werner, workshop leader and poet; Katherine R. Harrison, editor; Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers; Emily Seife, editor, Scholastic Press; Karen Stober, secretary for Women Who Write; Heather Alexander, editor, Penguin Books and Marietta B. Zacker, agent, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency. Credits: Ginger Pate
Women Who Write Second Annual Writers Conference
Friday, June 8, 2012 • 4:46pm
Women Who Write Second Annual Writers Conference will be held on Saturday, September 22nd, at the Madison Community House, 20 Cook Avenue in Madison, starting at 9:00 AM. and is offered to both female and male attendees.
The Conference will offer three simultaneous tracks: prose, poetry and writing for children. Critiques (a 15-minute, one-on-one session) for all three tracks will be available during the day. Pre-registration is required. Registration for members of Women Who Write started on June 1st and for non-members, the registration will begin
on July 16th. There are a limited number of openings in each track.
For Prose writers, Dr. Susan Osborne with The Writers House, who is an award winner, teacher and author of the critically acclaimed novel, Surviving the Wreck, will offer a workshop to prose writers in the morning, “Love Thy Villains as Thy Self: Developing Believable Characters” and Dr. Rene Steinke, a Novelist and Editor whose
novel Holy Skirts was a finalist for the 2005 National Book Award will offer a workshop in the afternoon, “She said what?--Creating a Distinctive Narrator’s Voice”.
Poets will hear a presentation, “Memory and Meaning” by Adele Kenny who is a poet and author of 23 books (poetry and nonfiction) in the morning and in the afternoon will hear “Literal, Figurative, and Everything In Between” by Jean LeBlanc, whose poetry has been published in numerous journals and collections.
Children’s writers will hear, “Revisions, Revisions: 5 Steps to Tearing Your Novel Apart, Putting It Back Together, and Emerging Victorious” being presented by Kendra Levin (Editor, Viking Children’s Books) and Becca Stumpf (Literary Agent, Prospect Agency) and in the afternoon will hear “Hooks and Openings: Grabbing an Editor's
Attention from the Start" presented by Emma Ledbetter: (Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster).
In addition, all attendees will be able to hear, “Publishing a Book in 2012 and Beyond: The Three Main Publishing Paths” by Jenny Milchman: Novelist and teacher of writing and publishing for New York Writers Workshop and The Writers Circle.
Critiques will be offered during the day by: Kendra Levin, Becca Stumpf and Emma Ledbetter for children’s writers; Deborah Laveglia for poets in Adele Kenny’s Workshop and Adele will critique poems for all other workshop participants in Poetry track; Lois L. Winston for prose writers.
Women Who Write is a New-Jersey based, non-profit collective of over 100 women writers ages 18 and over of all genres, from all walks of life. Published and unpublished, professional and amateur, our membership is comprised of writers in various stages of their careers. New writers are welcomed as openly as experienced authors.
Conference registration forms can be accessed by contacting Pat Weissner, firstname.lastname@example.org and more information about us can be found at www.womenwhowrite.org
High School Students are also welcome to come to the Conference. The cost for attending the Conference is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. To join Women Who Write, the membership dues are $35. Become a member now and you can register for the Conference immediately. Just include your membership dues with the registration fee.
Critique fees are separate. They are as follows:
Children’s Writers and Prose, WWW member ($60), non-member ($70); Poets fees, WWW member ($20), non-member ($30). Guidelines will be sent to you after your check is received.
Additional questions can be answered by contacting Marie Ascolese at email@example.com Children’s writers may contact Pat Weissner, firstname.lastname@example.org.