I’m excited to be doing two workshops this fall and presenting one of my novels, a first for me.
October 6-7 Write on the Sound
This will be the fourth workshop I’ve presented at “WOTS,” as it’s often called. Located in Edmonds, Washington, a beachfront town on Puget Sound, it’s a fun and enlightening conference.
The conference hosts a maximum of 250 attendees. With presenters and participants from the Northwest, far flung states, and abroad, their Saturday and Sunday workshops offer over thirty sessions on craft, marketing, and specialty writing topics. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, YA, social networking and creativity are only some of the choices. A couple of years ago I had over 100 in my Killer First Page workshop at WOTS.
But this year I’ll be teaching my How to Craft Killer Description and Dialogue workshop. It’s a fun one, with writing exercises and discussion. Registration is now open, and there’s a downloadable brochure.
October 11-14 Wordstock
Wordstock is an annual festival of books, writers, and storytelling in Portland, Oregon. To date it has hosted over 1,000 writers who have read and performed for nearly 80,000 people at past festivals. Wordstock features seven author stages; a book fair with over 125 exhibitors; a special children’s activity area and children’s literature stage; a series of workshops for emerging writers; over a week’s worth of special events hosted by our partner organizations throughout the region, including a special broadcast of Live Wire!, the popular public radio variety show that features writers from the festival; and more. Although it only began in 2005, Wordstock is already the largest celebration of literature and literacy in the Pacific Northwest, and is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the nation.
This is my first time at Wordstock and my first time presenting one of my novels as well as being lucky enough to do a workshop. I’ve been invited to talk about The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles. There will be readings (I’m paired with another author in my session) and a book-signing. I’m super excited about this.
And I’ll be giving my How to Create a Killer First Page workshop. This workshop has been a great success at 5 different conferences. It doesn’t look like they’re ready for registration yet, but here’s their website.
It would be great to see you if you attend one of these events, so be sure to say hi.
For what it’s worth,