Jun 26, 2011

ANWA Writers Conference is February 24 & 25, 2012

By Cindy R. Williams, wearing my ANWA Writers Conference Co-Chair hat.

Circle these dates on your calendar and add stars and glitter!  ANWA Writers Conference is going to be FANTASTIC! The ANWA General Board is working fast and furious to find a top notch venue in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona. We have five hotels with conference centers in the running and will be visiting them over the next two weeks.

A number of great faculty members are already locked in.  Lisa Mangum, Editor at Deseret Book, Joshua J. Perkey –Senior Editor for the Ensign Magazine, Linda Radke –owner of Five Star Publishing, and Brent Whiting –long time Writer for the Arizona Tribune. This is just the beginning. There will be many more great presenters. 

We are toying with starting a writer’s contest. Maybe a “First Page” Contest. What do you think? 

Those of you whom have attended in the past, would you be interested in having some writing time or do you like having back to back classes? Personally, I sometimes hit a wall. My brain fogs up. It seems to have absorbed all it can take so I take a break and miss a class to chill, then hit the reset button ready to move on again. Maybe we should add two 15 minute snack breaks; one in the orning and one in the afternoon. Again, your input is appreciated.

Are you interested in being part of the ANWA Writers Conference Committee? There’s always room for more. We have so many new ideas we would like to try, but need bodies accompanied by great minds to make them happen.

Also, do you have any connections to agents, authors, editors or publishers? If so, let me know and I will present their names to the General Board.  This is going to be the BEST CONFERENCE EVER!

Save your pennies, nickels and dimes and write a ton between now and then so you can take full advantage of the February 24 & 25, 2012 ANWA Writers Conference.


  1. Pulling out my calendar right now. Love the idea of a first page or even a first chapter contest!

  2. PS. Love to help with what I can. Let me know. mellocello1 (at) juno (dot) com

  3. Cindy,

    Last year's conference was Amazing. So much fun! I can't wait until 2012! I don't have any connections that I can think of off the top of my head.

    As far as breaks, I like the back to back classes, because I want to soak in as much info as possible as long as I have a babysitter. I get too wound up to sit and write at a conference.

    I should be able to help out as well. Let me know.

    kayleebaldwin at gmail dot com

  4. Thanks for the input Kaylee. It is good to know.

    Kaylee and Bonnie, I will add you to the list for help with conferece. Thanks!

  5. Sounds like fun! The executive board does such a great job. thank you!!!! hugs~


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