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: https://kwawriters.org/scene/
Registration is open for our Scene Conference, March 16-17 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita!
We kick things off Friday night with a rollicking PITCHAPALOOZA event with The Book Doctors, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, and a panel of publishing experts including an agent and two publishers. You’ll have the chance to give a short pitch of your book and then get feedback on how you did! We’ll follow the event with a mixer, where you can mingle with other writers and our conference speakers.
On Saturday, you’ll have your choice of sessions in two tracks, on everything from landing an agent to e-publishing. We’ll have the complete schedule posted shortly. In the meantime, check out our full slate of speakers to get a glimpse at what’s in store.
Visit the main Scene page to register online or by mail. In order to register for the Pitchapalooza event at this time, you’ll need to print the registration form and mail your payment.
A limited number of guest rooms are available at the Hyatt for a discount. Please ask for the KWA Scene Conference room rate when making reservations.
We’ll be posting more details very soon! Hope to see you on the Scene.