Today I enjoyed great speakers, friends and fellowship at the Bayou Writers Group ninth annual writing conference. Below are a few photos I took.
Our speakers were D.B. Grady - Master of Ceremonies - http://dbgrady.com/, Hope Clark - Funds for Writer and author of Lowcountry Bribe http://chopeclark.com/, Jessica Ferguson published in both fiction and nonfiction: http://jessyferguson.blogspot.com/, Dr. Stella Nesanovich Poetry http://www.nesanovich.com/, Linda Yezak – Writer and Editor http://lindayezak.com/, Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy Folktelling and poetry http://www.monalisasaloy.com/Welcome.html, and Brooks Sherman – Literary agent. You can find him on Twitter at @byobrooks.
Have you ever been to a writer's conference? Some of them can be pretty expensive (as in a couple thousand dollars), but there are always some reasonable ones as well. For example, ours (BWG) only costs @ $30 if you register early enough and $50 at the door. http://www.bayouwritersgroup.blogspot.com/p/bwg-conference-schedule-for-november-10.html
The Jambalaya conference in Houma, Louisiana in the spring will be @ $30 and there are A LOT of writers/agents/editors etc. here: https://www.facebook.com/jambalayawriters
Here are a few FREE conferences: http://writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/2011/08/free-writers-conferences.html and http://writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/2011/08/free-muse-online-writers-conference.html
So how do you know if a conference is right for you? Research who will be speaking at them and if they have anything to offer in your areas of interest. Start planning to treat yourself to at least one conference in 2013. Here are a few other conference lists to get you started:
The American Society of Journalists and Authors Conference
Christian Writers Conferences
Mt. Herman Christian Writers Conference
Poets and Writers Conferences
Romance Writers Conference
Writers Conferences - Newpages
Writers Conferences - Shawguides
What have been some of your favorite conferences?