Tuesday, July 3, 2007

JRW Conference in Richmond

An announcement from our friends down 95, the James River Writers, based in Richmond:

Get plugged in to the art and the business of writing at JRW Conference 2007, with critically acclaimed and best-selling authors, industry-savvy agents, experienced editors and more.

Friday-Saturday, September 28 & 29, 2007 at the Library of Virginia

--Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Claudia Emerson
--Sheri Reynolds, Oprah Book Club pick and New York Times best-selling author (The Rapture of Canaan, The Firefly Cloak)
--New York Times best-selling author Eric Van Lustbader (The Bourne Betrayal, The Testament)
--New York Times best-selling author Sharyn McCrumb (St. Dale)
--Michael Sterns, editorial director, HarperCollins
--National Magazine Award winner Andrew Corsello of GQ
--Richard Ernsberger, editor, Virginia Living, author, and former senior editor, Newsweek
--Thriller writer Kyle Mills (Darkness Falls, Rising Phoenix)
--Editorial consultant Marcela Landres
--Literary agents Liv Blumer, Lori Perkins, Jenny Rappaport, and Jessica Regel

How do you find an audience, get published, work with an agent? How do you write about sex, or science, or the South? How do you find your voice, find a point of view, find the time to write? Whether you're an aspiring author or seasoned professional, there's something to be learned at JRW Conference 2007.

One-on-One with an Agent sessions
Panel discussions
First Pages Critique
Manuscript Reviews

Early registration through August 31, 2007: $140

More information, including complete schedule and panel descriptions, plus online registration now available at JamesRiverWriters.com.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.