Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Northern Colorado Writers Conference April 26-27

Time is running out to register for the Northern Colorado Writers Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado, scheduled for Friday April 26th and Saturday April 27th. The event is being held at the Fort Collins Hilton on Prospect near the Colorado State University campus.

The keynote speaker for this conference is actor, traveler, and writer Andrew McCarthy. He is best known for his roles in the 80's classics, Pretty in Pink, Weekend at Bernies and St. Elmo's Fire, but has nowadded author to his list of accomplishments. His memoir, The Longest Way Home, One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down, was recently released and has been well received by critics.

The workshops and instructors for this conference include:

Tap Into Your Creativity, Instructor Dr. Joan King
Write a Breathtaking Action Sequence, Instructor Bonnie Ranthum
Rejection is Not a 4-Letter Word, Instructor Mike Befeler
Successful Self Publishing, Instructor Teresa Funke
Dialogue and Setting: Letting Your Characters Speak and Live, Instructor Todd Mitchell
Jumpstart Your Rewrite, Instructor Trai Cartwright
When, If, Why, and How to Use Sex Scenes in Your Writing, Instructor Laura Pritchett
Top Reasons Agents Stop Reading Your Manuscript (And How to Keep Them Hooked), Instructor Anita Mumm

And many more. Check the full listing on the Northern Colorado Writers website conference pages. You can also find detailed descriptions of each session here.

Note that there are no agent-editor individual pitch sessions. This year NCW is featuring agent round tables. See the agent-editor page for details.

Your conference registration includes:


*Tote bag with a copy of Andrew McCarthy's memoir, The Longest Way Home.
*A certificate for a 30-minute consultation with Kerrie Flanagan
*Chance to win a weekend writing retreat at a cabin in Crystal Lakes
*Chance to win a registration to the Rocky Mtn Fiction Writers Gold Conference in Sept.
*All meals and snacks
*Choice of 27 workshops
*Opportunity to meet with agents and editors to discuss your project.
*Program booklet that includes all the handouts
*Access to the NCWC bookstore
*Inspiration, encouragement & knowledge
*3-hour preconference workshop from 9:00-12:00 on April 6, led by the conference director.

I hope you'll consider joining us in Fort Collins for the best little conference for writers in Northern Colorado. And check that faculty lineup again and notice how many of the instructors are published members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.


*For non-conference attendees, there will be an Andrew McCarthy Book reading and signing of his memoir, The Longest Way Home, on Saturday, April 27, 10:15am-11:30am at the Hilton. There will be 100 seats available: 20 VIP 80 General. There were only a few seats left the last time I checked, so go here to confirm availability and register.

*Again, this event is meant for those not attending the conference.

Posted by Pat Stoltey who's looking forward to a great time at the conference.

1 comment:

Kerrie said...

Thanks for sharing the conference information. You are awesome.