Each issue, IN will be updating listings to include the writing events that mean the most in both national and international writers' communities. The following listings are posted in chronological order by date.
Post your events, free!, and let others know about happenings that you feel are worthwhile for writers to attend. To list your event, please use the form found at the bottom of this page.
PUBWEST National Publishing Conference
November 19-21, 2005
Publishers Association of the West is a member-owned and operated non-profit trade association. It is dedicated to serving the publishing community. The conference features a Book Industry Trade Show.
NAA's Marketing 2006 Conference
February 19- 22, 2006
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center
Is it valuable ideas, information and proven strategies you're looking for? NAA's Marketing Conference (with Classified and CONNECTIONS®) is your answer. Offering attendees the opportunity to network one-on-one with hundreds of peers and customers, discover the latest in industry trends, initiatives and best practices, and learn about cutting-edge technology while visiting with exhibitors.
London Book Fair
Olympia Exhibition Centre, London
March 5-7, 2006
London Book Fair is the publishing industry’s international spring event for rights and titles. In March around 23,000 publishers, booksellers, literary agents, librarians, media and industry suppliers from over 100 countries come together to network and generate business in London. In addition to hundreds of exhibitors, the show has an action-packed programme of social events and seminars drawing a huge professional audience and making this the single most important event in the book publishing spring calendar.
Bologna Childrens Bookfair
March 27-30, 2006
The world's leading event for children's publishing copyright professionals. For 43 years, Bologna hosts in the spring the premier meeting among the world’s producers of children’s content: book publishers, literary agents, TV/film companies, and licensing developers. A forum thoroughly addressing every aspect of this field.
May 19-21, 2006
The Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
With more than 2,000 exhibits, 500 authors, over 80 conference sessions as well as a special area for rights business, you'll see all the latest titles across genres, uncover hidden gems, network, and meet the industry contacts to put you instantly on top of what you need to know for your business and job. The Event is for: Booksellers & Retailers, Librarians and Educators, Rights and International, Publishers and Industry Professionals
National Society of Newspaper Columnists Convention
June 29, 2006 - July 02, 2006
The 30th Annual Meeting of the NSNC comes to Boston next year! Plan a star-spangled July 4 vacation with your family!. Kicking up July 4 fireworks, celebrated columnists and writers will be present to share what made them revolutionary in their field. Discuss the following topics with your fellow collegues: The Conference, The Columns, The Ethics, The Syndication, The Website Marketing of Newspaper Journalists.
Beijing International Book Fair
August 30 - September 2, 2006
The Beijing International Book Fair has been held successfully for 8 sessions since it started in 1986 and the exposition of the year 2000 had developed into a large-scale international book fair with an exhibiting area of 26,000 square meters with publishing units from 40 countries or regions participated and 0.12 million visitors attended. From the year 2002 and on, Beijing International Book Fair will be held once each year and the electronical audio-video publications will be added to it.
International Festival of Authors -- Keep an eye out here for complete information and IN coverage of Toronto, Canada's 25th annual International Festival of Authors, Canada's largest assembly of literary talent, which will feature over one hundred writers from around the world. October 19 to 29, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, Ontario. 416-973-4000. http://www.readings.org
18th Annual Vancouver International Writers Festival -- The Writers Festival attracts the world's best writers to Vancouver. Internationally renowned and undiscovered authors mingle with 11,000 readers of all ages in intimate, interactive and informal settings on Granville Island, an urban oasis in the heart of Vancouver. This year the festival and Random House of Canada are pleased to present a special event with John Irving, author of the acclaimed bestsellers The World According to Garp and The Cider House Rules, reading from his new book, Until I Find You. October 18-23, 2005 http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/
The Humboldt County Children's Author Festival -- This October, 26 authors and illustrators will come to Humboldt from throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Utah, Florida and Indiana. They will travel to 60 Humboldt County schools, talk about themselves and their work to thousands of schoolchildren, and spend a day at a public autographing session in the Main Library in Eureka, where their books can be purchased. October 19-22, 2005 http://www.authorfest.org/
Tell Me a Story: Narrative Poetry -- Lecture on Narrative Poetry followed by refreshments and open poetry reading by Sal Amico M. Buttaci, poet and executive board member of the New Jersey Poetry Society, Inc. Princeton University Book Store, University Place, Princeton, New Jersey. October 22, 2-4 pm. $10. 609-882-4784 (Edith Kaltovich, President of NJPS, Inc.) http://www.geocities.com/sambpoet email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Coaching For Healthcare Specialists: Creating A New Story -- Three Teleclasses of 1 hour 15 minutes by telephone. The presenter is David Krueger, MD, October 18. 7pm (3 Tuesdays ending November 1, 2005) Alternate time: October 20, 2 pm (3 Thursdays ending November 3, 2005). $97. 281.397.9001 http://www.mentorpath.com/events.htm email: email@example.com
Banff Mountain Book Festival 2005 -- Bringing mountain stories to life! The 12th annual Banff Mountain Book Festival, presented by Canadian Mountain Holidays and National Geographic, celebrates the world’s best mountain and adventure travel stories. November 2 - 4, 2005 http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainculture/2005/festivals/book/
Creating a Promotion Package For Your Fiction Or Non-fiction Book -- UCLA presents a class for emerging and experienced writers. Instructor: Carolyn Howard-Johnson. November 5 at 9 am, $98. 310-825-9415 to register. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Marcus Hennessey at email@example.com or 310-825-9415. For the presenter: http://carolynhowardjohnson.com
The Indespensable Emotion -- Your protagonists/characters experience many emotions, but only one is absolutely essential to plot. Make it work for you to build characterization, drive plot, and hook ready sympathy for your characters' plight. Bayshore Menonite, Myrtle & Bayshore Drive (across from Jungle Gardens), Sarasota Florida. November 16, 10 am-3 pm, with an hour off for lunch. To register call 941-351-2050
Writing No-No's -- Learn the seven common problems that keep manuscripts from being published, and how to fix them. Bayshore Menonite, Myrtle Bayshore Drive (across from Jungle Gardens). Sarasota, Florida. December 7, 10 am-3 pm, with an hour off for lunch. To register call 941-351-2050
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