Writers Tricks of the Trade Volume 7, Issue 4 Winter 2018 - Page 25

WRITERS CONFERENCES L ISTINGS ARE FOR INFORMATION ONLY . P LEASE CHECK THEM OUT YOURSELF 2018 Feb 2-4 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference, Hyatt Grand Central at Grand Central Station in New York City NY Feb 15-17 Pubwest 2018: Raising Voices, Westin Pasadena, Pasadena CA Feb 15-18 San Francisco Writers Conference, InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel on Nob Hill, San Francisco CA Feb 16-18 Southern California Writers Conference, San Diego CA Feb 22-24 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND WRITERS CONFERENCES W RITING CONFERENCES ARE EXTRAORDINARILY VALUABLE . A S WRITERS , WE WORK IN A CREATIVE FIELD AND WE CAN SIT AT A KEYBOARD Feb 23-25 GenreLA Speculative Fiction Writers Conference, West Coast Writers Conferences, Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys CA Mar 2-4 6th Annual Winter Writers’ Weekend, Nassau Inn, Princeton NJ Mar 10 Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, Kent Humanities Building, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD AND WRITE A BOOK -- THAT ’ S A GIVEN . B UT , WITHOUT TRAINING AND GUIDANCE , OUR PATH TO SUCCESSFUL PUB- LISHING CAN BE FAR Mar 10-11 Writing and Illustrating for Kids, Spain Park HIgh School, Birmingham AL Mar 22-24 Write Stuff Writing Conference, Best Western Hotel and Conference Center, Bethlehem PA LONGER ( IF AT ALL ) THAN IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN WITH OUTSIDE EXPERT HELP . W E OPEN OURSELVES TO LEARNING BY TRIAL AND ERROR , WHICH CAN COST Apr 6-8 Okanagan Valley Writers Festival, Shatford Centre for Arts & Culture, Penticton BC (British Columbia) Apr 19-21 Las Vegas Writers Conference, Tuscany Suites, Las Vegas NV Apr 20-22 Chanticleer Writers Conference, Hotel Bellwether, Bellingham WA May 4-5 Northern Colorado Writers Conference, Fort Collins Marriott, Fort Collins CO TIME , MONEY AND BE A REAL EGO BEATING . B Y ATTENDING CONFER - ENCES YOU NOT ONLY LEARN ABOUT THE CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF WRIT - ING , BUT MAKE INVALU - ABLE CONTACTS . . W RITERS ’ T RICKS OF THE T RADE P AGE 17 W INTER 2018