The Bayou Writers Group, Inc.’s, annual conference, A Bridge to Publication, is set for Saturday, November 8, 2014.
Location: University United Methodist Church (Safe Harbor Center), 3501 Patrick Street, Lake Charles, LA (MAP)
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (Doors open at 7:30 am)
$40.00 for members
$45.00 for non-members
$50.00 at the door for all
$25.00 for students
Pitch to a Literary Agent, Q & A with all speakers, Refreshments, Bookstore, Lunch, Door prizes, Writing Contest, Networking, and More!
Please check back frequently as changes and updates may occur frequently.
1) Edie Melson
Topic: The Importance of Social Media for the Writer
2) Christa Allan – Author
Topic: Why Go Indie?
3) Pat Van Wie – Senior Editor at Bell Bridge Books
Topic: All About Bell Bridge Books and What we’re Looking for
4) Duke & Kimberly Pennell – Pen-L Publishing
Topic: What Comes After “I Do” – How the Author-Publisher Relationship is Like a Marriage
(Jessica Kirkland – canceled )
PITCH TO AN AGENT OR EDITOR!
1) Pat Van Wie – Senior Editor at Bell Bridge Books
2) Duke & Kimberly Pennell – Pen-L Publishing
(Pitches: Registration is required upon arrival. Space is limited. Don’t miss your chance to pitch!)
AUTHOR Q&A PANEL
1) Linda Yezak
2) Elizabeth Ludwig
3) Edie Melson
4) Christa Allan
Enjoy selections of fiction and poetry written by our members. Their work will be featured in Gator Bites at the conference!
BEST FIRST PAGE CONTEST
Have you ever heard, “You’re a good writer,” or “Why don’t you write a book?” or “You really have a way with words.”?
If so, please be a part of our “Best First-Page Contest.”
7:30 – 830am Registration and Book Room Open
8:30 – 8:45am Opening Remarks
8:45 – 9:45am Pat Van Wie
9:45 – 10:45am Duke & Kimberly Pennell
10:45 – 11:00am Break
11:00 – 12:00am Panel
12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch, Door Prizes, and Book Room
1:30 – 2:30pm Jessica Kirkland – (canceled – replacement pending.)
2:30 – 2:45pm Break
2:45 – 3:45pm Edie Melson
3:45 – 4:00pm Door Prizes
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Supported by grants from the City of Lake Charles, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the Tourism and Marketing Initiative Program as well as The Decentralized Art Funding as administered by the Arts & Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana. Thank you so much for your support!