A Bridge To Publication 2014

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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)
Prices:
$40.00 for members
$45.00 for non-members
$50.00 at the door for all
$25.00 for students

Click HERE to Download the Conference Brochure.

For 11 years Bayou Writers’ Group has hosted “A Bridge to Publication” to educate, encourage, and inspire both new and expert writers. We invite you to come spend the day with us and soak up excellent information, make new contacts, read great stories, and fellowship with others.

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.

PRESENTATIONS BY:
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 PennellPen-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 WieSenior 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

GATOR BITES
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.”

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
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!

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