A Bridge to Publication 2013

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The Bayou Writers Group, Inc.’s, annual conference, A Bridge to Publication, is set for Saturday, November 9, 2013.
Location:
University United Methodist Church (Safe Harbor Center), 3501 Patrick Street, Lake Charles, LA (MAP)
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prices:
Fees

*Online Registration is now closed. You can still register at the door on November, 9th.

REGISTRATION FORM

Terry Thibodeaux Conference Scholarship Application Form

For 10 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) DiAnn Mills
“Self-Editing for the Professional Writer” & “Creating Powerful Emotion”
2) Glen Pitre & Michelle Benoit
“The ABCs of Screenwriting: Action, Believable Plots, and Characters.”
3) Amanda T. Graves
“Getting yourself out there! Collaborating with School Librarians for Authors.”

PITCH TO A NEW YORK AGENT OR EDITOR!
1) Jessica Kirkland
Agent with The Blythe Daniel Agency
2) Jill Marr
Agent with Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
3) Stella Riley
Acquisitiions Editor taking pitches on behalf of Soul Mate Publishing, New York.

*Will take pitches. Registration is required upon arrival. Space is limited. Don’t miss your chance to pitch!

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.” Click HERE for rules and guidelines.

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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