Sunday, July 25, 2010

Y-City Writers’ Conference
October 9, 20108:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Coburn United Methodist ChurchMaple Avenue
Zanesville, OH 43701

Our Speakers:Jane Friedman from Writer’s Digest Magazine will deliver a keynote address on “The Future of Publishing.”, John Thorndike will share his knowledge on “Writing and Marketing Your Memoirs.”, Bob Welsh is an author & inspirational speaker., Toni Leland will be conducting a workshop on “Cover Design”, Aaron Keirns will speak on: "Self-publishing: Straightforward advice From a Veteran Self-publisher", Joanne McGonagle will provide valuable information on “Marketing.”, Robert Loewendick will share his experience as an Outdoor/Travel Writer., Lisa Stein will speak on the “Adventure into Biography Writing”, Mary Lu Warstler will speak on: “Life’s Mysteries.”, Terry W. Ervin will present on the basics of dialogue, from proper punctuation and tags, to effectively employing it in works of fiction., James and Marilyn Kousoulas will speak about their children’s book, “The Case of the Missing Egg.”, Tiffany Colter will inspire writers with information on how she has more than tripled her business recently and how you too can capitalize in this economy., June Harman Betts will share her knowledge of turning life stories into historical fiction., Laura Moe will share her knowledge of poetry. Here is a sample of her work for your enjoyment.

Cost: $30.00 for all others ($15.00 /students) includes breakfast and lunch.

For registration go to or visit our blog at (See right column)

Conference Contest
· Theme: Dead Silence· Genre: Any (Romance, Western, Historical, Young Adult, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Fantasy,Horror, Mystery, etc.)
· Type: Fiction or non-fiction stories, Poetry
· Word Limit: 1250 words· Deadline: September 9, 2010· Submit to Rita at· Word doc attachments only (No snail mail)
· Free to conference attendees.
· $25.00 cash prize to the first place winners. Ribbons and all contestants will be able to purchase books at cost.

*Fiction/Non-fiction Stories, Poetry, Under 18 Fiction/Non-fiction Stories and Poetry
Free to conference attendees. $5.00 for all other entries.

By submitting an entry to the contest you are giving consent to be published in an anthology by The Y-City Writers due out next October.

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