But I'm going to a different conference today... One of my professors is leading one of the workshops at the Oregon Christian Writers Winter One-Day Conference, and she's offering me the chance to go - so I'm taking it!
I'm excited to hopefully meet Lauraine Snelling and Ann Shorey, among others! I wonder if I'll be as starstruck as I was when I met Robin Jones Gunn? =) It will be so awesome to network with others and talk about writing with friends. And I'm bringing what I have so far on my current WIP, just in case I need it... ;)
I'm so thankful for this opportunity, and I look forward to letting you know how it goes soon!
Here's a peek at what I'll be doing today:
“What Is Real?”
Oregon Christian Writers Winter One-Day Conference
Red Lion Hotel, 3301 Market Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
Saturday, February 25, 2012~8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 NLT
|8:30–9:00||Registration, Continental Breakfast, Bookstore|
|9:00–9:30||Welcome and Introductions: President Mary HakeMusic: Julie HoyDevotions: Sam Hall|
|9:30–10:20||General Session I: Lauraine Snelling, “What Is Real in the Writer’s Life?”|
|10:20–10:50||Morning Break: Refreshments and time to visit the bookstore|
|10:50–11:40||General Session II: Lauraine Snelling, “What Is Real in the Writer’s Work?”|
|11:40–12:20||OCW Business Meeting: recognition of new members, report on members’ publishing accomplishments, and introduction of workshop teachers|
|12:30–1:35||Lunch served buffet style, $12: Grilled marinated chicken; mixed green salad; rice salad with curry, craisins and cucumbers; whole green beans with almonds; and a brownie (must be ordered by 2/18)|
|1:40–2:40||Workshops—Session 1 (Choose One)|
|A. “Avoiding Prats and Pitfalls”—Lauraine Snelling|
|B. “Songwriting—Keep It Original!”—Julie Hoy|
|C. “Is Your Clock Going Cuckoo?”—Charlotte Kardokus|
|D. “Writing for a Secular Audience”—Jodi Detrick|
|2:40–3:00||Break—Bookstore is open|
|3:00–4:00||Workshops—Session 2 (Choose One)|
|E. “Seven Ways to Power Past Rejection”—Ann Shorey|
|F. “Behind the Stacks”—Judy Gann|
|G. “A Poet’s Journey: From Passion to Publication”—Jennifer Anne Messing|
|H. “Blogging Bootcamp”—Angella Foret Diehl |
All workshops are suitable for all writers—beginner to advanced.