Sunday, April 15, 2012

Idaho Writers & Readers Rendezvous, May 3-5

The Idaho Writers & Readers Rendezvous will be held in Boise at the Boise Centre, May 3-5. The website is now live, if you wish to view more details about this exciting weekend.
Here are 12 more reasons to sign up for the conference:

  1. Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling thriller writer will hold workshops on creating plots and creating memorable characters.
  2. David Trottier, award-winning screenwriter, consultant, and teacher will hold workshops on writing a gripping screenplay and how to avoid common blunders.
  3. Anthony Doerr, award-winning short story writer and non-fiction author will hold a workshop on conflict in short stories.
  4. Kim Barnes and Mary Clearman Blew, both winners of multiple top awards for their memoirs, will hold a memoir writing workshop and give one-on-one manuscript consultations.
  5. Robert Wrigley, author of eight books of poetry, MFA and creative writing instructor, will hold a poetry writing workshop.
  6. Steve Eaton, gold and platinum record award winner will hold a workshop on songwriting.
  7. David Lakhani, business guru and best-selling author will hold workshops on the business of writing and how to create a dynamite marketing plan, plus give one-on-one advice on your marketing plan.
  8. Meet all the authors and listen to their stories such as in those sessions and keynote addresses on stories and adding humor to them by Tim Cahill and Laurie Notaro, our keynote speakers. Tim began with Rolling Stone Magazine, and has gone on to write a number of books and magazine articles on his humorous true-life adventures. Laurie is a best-selling author of nine books, both fiction and non-fiction. Her work is noted for its humor.
  9. Meet editors and publishers from Penguin Books, St. Martin’s Press, Mill Park Publishing, Limberlost Press, Caxon Press, Lost Horse Press, Sun Valley Magazine, High Desert Journal, Oregon Coast Magazine and The Idaho Review.
  10. Meet agents from New York, San Francisco, and San Diego.
  11. Banquet dinner at the Basque Center with entertainment and keynote speech by Tim Cahill is included in the price of registration, as is the luncheon at the Boise Centre with speaker Laurie Notaro.
  12. Plus the many, many more workshops and activities that can be found at

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