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Readers' Events
By IN House Staff
January, 2006, 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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Peninsula Writers' Association of Gig Harbor's 2006 Writers' Workshop
March 10-12 at Nichol's Community Center on Fox Island.
Three day intensive workshops by Eric Witchey (Short Story), Marjorie Reynolds (Novel Writing), and Kim Pearson (Family History), are available. Larry Brooks is keynoter, with 9 break-out sessions presented by authors noted above, plus novelists Bharti Kirchner, Skye Moody, Randall Platt, and independent publisher Sheryn Hara (Book Publishers Network). An Open Mic event will follow the day's workshops.Novelist G M Ford will speak at a Sunday Brunch. Visit for more information.

Santa Barbara Writers Conference (SBWC)
30 different workshops with top authors and agents, speakers, panels, late-night critique sessions, dinners and receptions, opportunities to pitch your ideas. June 23-30, 2006. Pricing: early bird $595, $795 regular includes all opening & closing dinners & awards breakfast. Doubletree Hotel lodging $199/night. Weekend intensives: $295 includes workshop only. Bestselling authors Erica Jong and Jewell Parker Rhodes join Ray Bradbury and playwright Nilo Cruz at the 2006 summer conference."

Whidbey Island Writers Conference (WIWA)
Eighth Annual Conference March 3-5, 2006.
Friday keynote address & Author Fireside Chats (small groups in private homes overlooking the Sound), weekend workshops, discussions, classes, panels, agent/editor/publisher consultations, writing sample critiques from authors. $360-375 includes luncheons and Saturday night reception. Volunteer discounts available.

Writing the Breakout Novel Workshop is a rigorous day-and-a-half-long writing workshop designed to teach working novelists new techniques to bring their fiction to the next level. Participants should bring the manuscript of a completed novel or work-in-progress. Familiarity with the basics of plot, character, dialogue, and scene construction are presumed. Location: San Jose, CA. Saturday, Feb. 18 - Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 -- $259 before January 27, $279 thereafter.

Circle of Writers in Vermont
West Mountain Inn, Arlington Vermont April 8, 2006
Explore, discover and be inspired with a full day of writing and community in these One-Day Retreats at a peaceful Vermont country inn. We will gather in the morning for coffee in our private studio. The rest of the morning will be spent writing and sharing our work. We take a break for a healthy lunch, followed by free time to walk the trails or the labyrinth, visit the resident llamas, or sit by the rushing river. We write again in the afternoon, with a short break for a delicious and energizing dessert, followed by a final writing session. $95 per person - includes coffee/tea, lunch, desserts, and instruction.

Glorieta Christian Writers Conference October 11-15, 2006
Located fifteen minutes (18 miles) from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and 75 miles from Albuquerque.
The heart of the Glorieta Christian Writers Conference is the comprehensive classes. Choose specific topics of interest from seven different options. During the conference, you will receive six hours of hands-on training, coaching and encouragement from one of our Professional Writers. Panel discussions include a variety of experts with diverse opinions addressing all the sides of an issue on writing for magazines, the pros and cons of book publishing, and the importance of marketing and agents--one topic each day. Prices range from $130 for two to a room for four nights with two meals a day to just under $400 for premium private room and three meals a day.

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The 6th Annual DIY Convention: Do It Yourself In Film, Music and Books, will be held February 5-12, 2006 at the Egyptian Theatre and Roosevelt Hotel, both located in the heart of Hollywood. The event will feature national and regional independent cutting-edge film screenings; extensive panels and workshops; and more.

The 1st Annual River City Write Off: Short screenplay competition, sponsored by Yellow House Films, aims to bring together new writing talent and the Richmond film community to produce a short film in the spring of 2006. Unlike most screenwriting contests, the River City Write Off does not simply pass the winning script along to Hollywood readers. Instead, the winning writer will take part in producing their script. The baseline production budget is two thousand dollars and will be augmented by entry fees. The submission deadline is February 10, 2006.

The San Francisco Writers Conference: February 17-19, 2006 It has everything a writer craves—writing workshops taught by bestselling authors, editors and agents looking for new talent, time to network with other writers, and cutting edge information on publishing. This event brings literary agents, publishers and editors from the West Coast and New York to the historic Mark Hopkins Hotel over President’s Day Weekend. If you are serious about your writing career, you should be there too! Genres include non-fiction, fiction, romance, children’s books, thrillers, memoirs, poetry, books-to-film, and cookbooks. Attendees can also include the valuable event within the event Speed Dating for Agents where attendees can search for the perfect literary agent!

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.

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

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.

The 2006 Backspace Writers Conference (July 21 & 22, New York City, Algonquin Hotel) brings together 14 top literary agents, 9 editors, 5 New York Times best-selling authors, and many other publishing professionals for a two-day, two-track event in the heart of the publishing world. Keynote speakers are Sara Nelson, Editor-in-Chief of Publishers Weekly and Richard Curtis, top literary agent and long-time author advocate. Panels, workshops, and pitch sessions round out the program. Hour-long mixers each afternoon (refreshments included) afford plenty of time to mix and mingle with program participants, as does the awards banquet at The Algonquin Hotel Friday night. For more information, visit the conference website at or write to Karen Dionne at or Christopher Graham, 

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.

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