Well, I have just finished reviewing the 2007 Willamette Writer’s Conference schedule and I all I can say is, “WOW!”
If you are a writer in the Pacific Northwest, simply put, you do not want to miss this learning and career-growing opportunity.
In fact, if I had to say what has made the biggest difference in my writing career, ever, I would have to give credit to my membership and participation in Willamette Writers and the Willamette Writer’s Conference.
As a member, I go to informative monthly meetings, keep tabs on the all the latest publishing industry breaking news, keep up with local goings on via weekly e-mail announcements, and get to enjoy hanging out with new and old writer buddies!
I write a column on platform development for the monthly newsletter, which is a valuable resource for both traditionally published and self-published writers.
As a presenter at the conference, I get to give workshops, critique manuscripts, have a signing for Writer Mama, hang out at the Writer’s Faire with fellow authors, meet attendees, spend time with awesome folks from the publishing industry (like Writer’s Digest Books Writer Mama editor, Jane Friedman) and so much more.
I think that the organizers of this year’s conference deserve a standing ovation!
And this year, Retrofit Films will be making a documentary film of the agent and editor pitching process! How totally awesome. I can’t wait to see it!
If you are thinking about coming but you are on the fence for any reason, all I can say is:
Do not miss the Willamette Writer’s Conference.
You’ll thank me later.
And if you are not in Portland or the Pacific Northwest, I suggest that you find a writer’s conference near you OR make plans now to be here for next year’s Willamette Writer’s Conference.
And be sure to look me up if you come. 🙂