Fall Conference

2017 NWG Fall Conference: Oct. 20th-21st
 
 
Where: The Leadership Center, 2211 Q St (E Hwy 34), Aurora, Nebraska
 
When: October 20th from 3:00pm-9:00pm, and October 21st starting at 8:00am
 
Cost:
Early Member Registration (Before Oct. 1st) - $65 
Member Registration (After Oct. 1st) - $95
Non-Member Registration - $95
(Registration fee does not include lodging or lunch. You may eat lunch at the Leadership Center for an additional $14.00.) 
 
 
 
Speakers:
 
Linda Camacho (Prospect Literary Agency)
 
Linda Camacho - Linda experienced many sides of the publishing industry before coming to agenting. She has worked in production, foreign rights and most recently, marketing. She also has an MFA in children’s writing. Agenting brings all her skills together and allows her the opportunity to do what she loves most, help create great books. She is currently looking for talented authors and illustrators to build her list.
 
Speaking Topic: Things to know about Literary Agents.
You’ve written and polished that manuscript, so now what?  This workshop will go over next steps in your journey to publication. How do you figure out which agents to query? How do you get their attention? And once you do have it, how do you work with one?
 
 
Alan Wilkinson 
 
Alen Wilkinson is a professional writer of many years' experience in print and broadcast media. He's undertaken many varied writing jobs in order to stay afloat as a professional over the past 24 years. These include ghosting, a TV soap, a couple of wedding speeches, manuscript assessment, corporate histories. He even worked with a sky-diving Elvis impersonator – as well as a few criminals and law-enforcers. So he has some interesting stories to tell. Sometimes he looks back and wonders where all these opportunities came from. Was he just lucky? But on the other hand, he is convinced that ’success’ as a writer (and for him that means no more than earning enough to keep doing what he loves to do) is more likely to come to those who never give up.
 
Speaking Topic: By Hook or By Crook
 
 
Rachel Aukes
 
Speaking Topic: Worldbuilding, the World at your Fingertips
Stories, especially science fiction and fantasy, take us to new worlds. Sometimes, these worlds are a step outside our door. Other times, these worlds take us to fantastical places many galaxies or millennia away. A key to good storytelling is building exhilarating, real worlds that make readers want to dive into—or run away from in terror!
 
Tamsen Butler
 
Speaking Topic: Writing for the Internet: The Benefit of Brevity
We are a technological society; iPads, smartphones, tablets, and computers seem to always be within arms' reach. Butler wants your stories, your poems, your novels on those devices, sent as gifts and gabbed about on social media. Let her experience work in your favor. 
 
 
Fall Conference Agents:
 
Linda Camacho (Prospect Literary Agency, taking pitches in person)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schedule of Events:

Friday

3:00pm - 6:00pm        

6:00pm - 7:00pm        Registration & Reception

7:00pm - 9:30pm        Open Mic Night

 

Saturday

8:00am                        Registration

8:30am                        Welcome and Announcements

9:00am                      Speaker

10:00am-10:30am      Break/Networking

10:30am                    Speaker

11:30am-1:30pm        Lunch

1:30pm                    Speaker

2:30pm-3:00pm          Break/Networking

3:00pm                   Speaker

4:00pm                      Business Meeting/Door Prizes

 

 

 

Lodging:
 
The Leadership Center has lodging available. You can find more information here.
If you need a ground floor room to avoid climbing stairs, please call the
Leadership Center and request one.