Engage. Inspire. Impact. Pretty much the mantra of every writer mindful of their duty to the reader, regardless of genre. Trick is, how to do so. There are so many words. So many ways. The only thing that’s certain is finding your way. Your voice. That which makes your work singularly unique and leap from the page into a reader’s mind or heart, or both. That reader who may become your one passionate advocate who can make the difference between success and obscurity. In September we’ll again devote our time to affording writers the tools and attention necessary in getting their work where they want it be. A good place to start is in this Give the Reader a Reason post.
Pre-registration Now Open
Discounted Early “Bard” Pre-registration is now open for our 17th annual fall event. Do so by April 15, 2019 and save a whopping $125 on Full Conference participation. Being fresh off San Diego 33, we’re developing several new workshops for September. We’ll begin rolling out regular updates starting next month. In the meanwhile, here’s what you need to know now…
SCWC*LA17 (IRVINE) LOCATION: The conference will again be held at the Wyndham Irvine Hotel, located at 17941 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614. Dates are September 20-22, 2019. Lodging discounts are available to SCWC conferees. Phone (949) 863-1999 to book your reservation, or click here to do so online. Deadline for discounted hotel registration is August 29, 2019.
SCWC*LA17 (IRVINE) SCHEDULE: Rest assured that plenty of craft- and business-centric sessions, read & critique workshops, one-on-one consultations and more will fill up the weekend. Though we won’t begin plugging things in until later, you can get an idea of the overall shape of the conference on the schedule page.
SCWC*LA17 (IRVINE) STAFF: In addition to the many familiar workshop leaders, agents actively looking to build their lists, editors and other publishing professionals returning in 2019, many others will be join us for the first time.
If you haven’t, do subscribe to our periodic .COMmunity updates and never miss an important notification. Join the well-moderated conversation on our Facebook Group for publishing news, support, announcements, and more. Also take a moment–especially those shopping a debut novel–to watch literary agent and career editor Kelli Martin address something few do, in the video below…
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS