Wednesday, April 4, 2007

I'll Take a Small

Small, intimate writers' conferences are fun and comfortable. A new writer can often make friends for life, not to mention a few connections. Huge conferences--while wonderful in a number of ways--can overwhelm a newbie, have her holding up the wall at mixers or weeping in her hotel room. Why not practice for the big ones by attending a small one first? I promise, you won't regret it. :)

The ETBU Christian Writers Conference - A small conference in Marshall on the East Texas Baptist University Campus. Check it out. This looks like a good conference for beginners.
http://www.etbu.edu/News/CWC/default.htm

The Writers Guild of Acadiana in Lafayette, LA is always an excellent conference with much to offer in the way of professional editors, agents and authors. They sponsor a contest and encourage entries whether you attend the conference or not.
http://www.writersguildofacadiana.org/

Inspirational Writers Alive! - Houston, TX
I've attended one of their conferences. They have a contest too. Their website seems to represent all their chapters so you have to fumble your way around. A sweet conference to attend.
http://www.lampsalight.com/IWA/iwa.htm

Bayou Writers Group Third Annual Fall Conference-Lake Charles, LA
I attended the BWG conference last year and it was very good. 2007 promises to be even better.
http://www.geocities.com/bayouwritersgroup/

1 comment:

Christa said...

You going to any of these???????