Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Reminder: F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference

Just to remind you, here’s a conference I’ll be participating in, leading a class called “Make Your Novel Sparkle” (no, Windex is NOT involved!):

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc.
Honoring: William Kennedy, Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Rockville, MD

The 12th Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference writing workshops cover many genres and topics, and feature leaders who represent an international consortium:

Making Your Novel Sparkle with Leslie Pietrzyk
The Writing Life with Sharmila Chauhan and Katharine Davis
Young Adult Fiction with Margaret Blair
Poetry with Carly Sachs
Street to Page…Hip Hop to Poetry with Courttia Newland
Creative Non-Fiction and Sports Writing with Larry Moffi
Screenwriting with Kerric Harvey
Breaking That Block with Mimi Ghez
Clues for Mystery Writers with Donna Andrews
Short Fiction with Alix Ohlin

Special guests and panelists include Jay Parini, Jackson Bryer, Susan Coll, Richard Allan Davidson, Suzanne Fisher, and Judy Hruz, to name only a few. The conference culminates with the presentation of the Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature to Pulitzer Prize winner William Kennedy. William Kennedy has been awarded with a National Book Critics Circle Award, a MacArthur Foundation grant and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has written novels, non-fiction, plays and children's fiction.

Registration: $85 per person. (discounts available for seniors, students, early registration)

For more information, please contact: or go here.


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