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Readers' Events
By IN House Staff
November, 2005, 04:55

ach 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.

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Proposal Writing Seminar
Based on our best-selling book, this full-day course has helped more than 26,000 grantseekers build, strengthen, and polish their proposal writing skills. It can help you as well! Coached by professionals who have built their careers on writing successful grant proposals, this course will benefit everyone on your fundraising team.
Locations and Dates: San Francisco, CA December 1, 2005 - Atlanta, GA December 1, 2005 - Washington, DC December 7, 2005 - New York, NY December 13, 2005

Central Ohio Writers of Literature for Children Conference
This one-day conference features keynote speakers, four concurrent sessions during each time frame, writing and illustrating workshops led by nationally-acclaimed, published professionals, and "pitch" sessions with a literary agent. Manuscripts and illustration portfolios are accepted for review and evaluation. Special Guests Arnold Adoff, T. A. Barron and Jaime Adoff will deliver keynote addresses and other presentations. April 29, 2006 St. Joseph Montessori School, Columbus, Ohio For more information call 614-291-8644, e-mail, or visit our website at

Impact of Style 
A ten-week, online writing course designed to teach you how to present your ideas clearly. This course goes deeper than the usual disciplines of genre, scene and setting, character, dialogue, plot, and point of view. It focuses on language and the richness that emerges as you select and arrange your words for their greatest emotional impact.
Costs Impact of Style online $499; on-site courses for students, teachers & business professionals from $129/person to $199/classroom + expenses.

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Join us in Cape May to begin a few poems or work on a story, play, novel, creative essay, or song during the three-day holiday weekend honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Getaway is well known for its challenging and supportive atmosphere, which encourages imaginative risk taking and promotes freedom and transformation in participants’ creative work. January 13-16, 2006 Costs $325 includes lunches & receptions. Room rates range from $200-$450. Location : On the oceanfront near Atlantic City, 1-1/2 hrs from Philadelphia
For more information call 609-823-5076, e-mail or visit our Web site at

Ashlar Memoir Writing Workshops
Learn how you are the instrument of the story, Methods to access deep story, Seeing with the inner eye, Attending to sensory detail, Use of metaphor, Listening, Interviewing. Focuses on Nonfiction, Autobiography/memoir, Playwriting and Poetry. Costs $950 includes lodging at Casa Carmelita & meals. Location Description 5 miles from Tlaxcala, 45 minutes from the Puebla airport, 2 hrs from Mexico City. Website

Behind the Books
Saturday, December 11, 2004 Everything you need to know about... traditional publishing, self-publishing, self-promotion, the business of writing. Costs $69/half day, $129/full day, $595/weekend Prime Hotel & Suites (formerly the Wyndham) 5975 Lusk Ave (corner of Mira Mesa Blvd and Lusk, one-half mile east of I-805) San Diego, CA E-mail:

Blockbuster Plot Writing Workshops
Presentation that covers the aspects & techniques of story structure including developing action, character & thematic plotlines; time for individual plotline development; private consultation. Focus Fiction, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Nonfiction, Autobiography/memoir, Playwriting, Romance, Science fiction/fantasy, Screenwriting, Young adult  Costs $135 earlybird includes light lunch. Location : Los Gatos, California - 45 min south of San Francisco, 15 min from San Jose. Website

Bust Into Freelance Writing
Marketing Yourself: How to mine for ideas; Coming up with an angle that sells; Query letters. Business Basics: Setting up a business; contracts, finance, legal issues. Location : Near Boston, MA Multiple dates. For details visit

Previous Listings:

PUBWEST National Publishing Conference
Portland, OR
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
Orlando, FL
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
Bologna, Italy
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.

BookExpo America
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
Location: TBA
Boston, MA
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
Beijing, China
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.

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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