If you missed the KWA meeting in February, HB Berlow–president, fills us in. Discussing the idea of Writers Conferences, HB pointed out that there are “three primary reasons to go to a writer’s conference: learning, networking, socializing.”
A conference is a great opportunity to learn from other writers, to see what has worked. Their experiences can provide great insight into what can be a very isolating experiencing. April Pameticky notes that it was a presentation by Malena Lott at a previous conference that really inspired her to pursue and develop a blog.
A conference can be a great tool for networking as well. It is recommended to have a business card ready and according to HB, “be prepared to talk about something interesting.”
A conference can also be an excellent opportunity to socialize with other writers. Who else to better understand the isolating experience of wrestling with our muses than another writer?
The Scene Conference 2013 is uniquely designed to afford writers the chance to rub shoulders and learn from each other. Interested in learning more? Visit: http://kwawriters.org/scene/