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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Columbia Chapter of Missouri Writers' Guild Hosts Fall Conference

Fall 2007 Writing Conference
The Columbia Chapter of the Missosuri Writers' Guild is hosting a one day conference for writers. The price is fantastic - only $30.00 for early birds (register by September 29th) or $35.00 for regular registration. The price includes lunch if your registration is postmarked October 25th or earlier. Go to the Columbia Chapter's website for the registration form.

Saturday, November 3rd, 8am-4pm
Stephens College Campus

Presented by
Stephens College English/Creative Writing Department &
The Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers’ Guild

Speakers List Keynote – Richard B. Schwartz
Kate Berneking Kogut-Playwriting & Screenwriting
Kristine Somerville—Non-Fiction
Greg Michaelson-Unbridled Books
Tina Parke Sutherland--Poetry
Cate Dodson—The Pitch

Want to know more? Go to http//columbiawrites.coin.org or e-mail a request for information to chloie@socket.net subject line: CCMWG Nov. Conference. Registration fee includes breakfast snacks, information packet, lunch, plus a choice of break-out sessions in which to participate. Register early as space is limited.
Mark your calendar! Thanks to our sponsors, cost is only $35.

Participants will have a chance to hone skills, network with other writers, gain valuable writing tools, and win door prizes. Don’t miss this opportunity! Come see what the CCMWG fall 2007 conference has to offer you.

Conference Agenda

8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast snacks
Author’s Hall Open
9:00 a.m. Welcome—Dr. Judith Clark, Department Head
English/Creative Writing Stephens College

Opening remarks---- Eva Ridenour, President CCMWG
9:15-10:00 a.m. Keynote Address— Richard B. Schwartz:
Agents and Publishers: Paths through the Thicket

10:15-11:00 a.m. Session I (concurrent break-outs):
Kate Berneking Kogut –FUNdamentals of Playwriting
Kristine Somerville—What is Literary Nonfiction?
Richard B. Schwartz—The Theory and Practice of Crime Fiction

11:15-12:00 p.m. Session II (concurrent break-outs):
Kate Berneking Kogut—FUNdamentals of Screenwriting
Kristine Somerville—Turning Yourself into a Character

12:00-1:15 p.m. Boxed Lunch, Author’s Hall Open
1:15-2:00 p.m. Session III (concurrent break-outs):
Greg Michaelson—Unbridled Books: Title to Be Determined
Tina Parke Sutherland— Poetic Forensics: Metaphoric Bones

2:15-3:00 p.m. Session IV (concurrent break-outs):
Cate Dodson: The Pitch: Selling Yourself and Your Work
Tina Parke Sutherland— The Dangerous Poem: Writing What You’re Not Supposed to Write About

3:00-4:00 p.m. Closing Comments, Prize Drawings

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