Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday in the Garden

I'm going to recommend a writing conference. Have you ever been to Park City? Home of the Sundance Film Festival, not to mention many movie stars. It's nestled in the mountains above Salt Lake City. A beautiful backdrop for the conference.

If you can save your pennies it's worth it. (Not to mention they have great places to find a nice glass of wine!)


2010 Heart of the West Writers Conference:
Out, Out Damned Plot, A Conference in five acts.
October 8 & 9, 2010


PARK CITY, UT - Writers Conference and Book Signing, The Grand Summit at The Canyons, Park City, Utah.
Special Guest Author: Christine Feehan: #1 New York Times bestselling author, has over 40 novels published, including four series. Each of her four series has hit #1 on the NY Times. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature for 1999. Since then she has been published by Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove.   She has received numerous honors throughout her career including being a nominee for the RWA’s RITA. She has received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times and the Borders 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award

Featured Keynote: Sue Grimshaw: has been the romance book buyer for Borders and Waldenbooks stores for the past eight years. A highly sought after expert in her field, Grimshaw is frequently consulted by publishers, and over the years has been honored to speak to thousands of romance writers and readers at conferences and workshops. She is the host of the “Borders True Romance” program on Borders Media, where she interviews the world’s most accomplished Romance writers. She also keeps Romance book lovers engaged and entertained with her Borders blog – the “True Romance” blog. 

Special Editor
: Heather Osborn, TOR/MacMillan
Editor: Candace Salima, Valor Publishing
Guest Agent:     Laurie McLean, Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency
YA Authors:     Bree Despain author of The Dark Divine
Jessica Day George, author of Princess of Glass

Conference Features: Author Workshops, Editor/Agent Panels, Pitch Appointments, Heart of the West Contest Awards, Special Surprise Guests for YA Fae Soiree and the Kiss It and Send It Ceremony.

BOOKSIGNING: October 8, 7:00 – 9:00 pm featuring *Christine Feehan* and works by the YA authors and many more! Opened to the public with a cash bar featuring traditional and non-alcoholic drinks.

Conference fee is $159 for URWA members and $175 for all others. ($10 Late fee after 9/6/09) Limited space reserve early. For more information on the conference and lodging visit http://www.utahrwa.com or email Lesli Lytle lmuirl@yahoo.com

2 comments:

Lindsay said...

The conference sounds interesting but two (2) questions- What is the nearest major airport and what is the cost per night for the hotel. I couldn't find either on the registration form or the conference website.

Mary Martinez said...

Well at least I know it's not me. After I posted this I emailed our web mistress to ask where the hotel information is.

You go to the registration and fee form and at the end of step one is a 'click here' for hotel information.

As for the airport I didn't think to put that on there. I'll have them add it. It's Salt Lake City Airport.

Thanks for the feedback.