Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Conference

by Marsha Ward

Aside from ANWA conferences, I have to say that LDStorymakers puts on the best writing conference I've ever attended for the money. In addition, this enthusiastic group of writers endows the conference with their unique look at life as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and how the process of writing fits into it. Great big kudos to the conference queens, Josi Kilpack and Julie Wright and their committee. I'm already looking forward to next year's event, which will be under the direction of Annette Lyon and Heather Moore.

The purpose of attending conferences for writers isn't just attending classes. It's also for getting to know other writers, making contacts with editors, and buying books! Connie Wolfe and I excelled at that latter purpose! Between us, we spent over $200. That's a lot of reading!

Both of us are looking forward to putting what we have learned and relearned to use when we get back home. Will we ever forget John Bytheway's impression of Barney Fife?

What writing conferences have you attended?

2 comments:

  1. I attended the first conference Storytellers hosted in Springville and really enjoyed it. It was the same weekend as BYU women's conference, so I was up there and was able to go. Now that they have moved it from that weekend, attending just doesn't work out. I'm glad it turned out well. And you are right, ANWA puts on an equally great conference!

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  2. The only conference I've ever been to is ANWA's. I think it has to do with my comfort zone, but I might venture down to Storyteller's next year. Especially, if there were a familiar ANWA face there.

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