Spring Conference

2017 Nebraska Writers Guild Spring Writers' Conference - April 7th-8th 2017

LaVista Conference Center - 12520 Westport Pkwy, LaVista NE 68128 

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Speakers Coming this Spring!

Danny Manus – No Bull Script Consulting

Danny Manus parlayed his career as a development executive in Hollywood to becoming an in-demand script consultant and founder of No BullScript Consulting. The author of “No BS for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective,” which is now in its 2nd Edition, Danny was ranked in the Top 15 “Cream of the Crop” Script Consultants by Creative Screenwriting Magazine and was named one of Screencraft’s “25 People Screenwriters Should Follow on Twitter”.

George Ayoub – Creative Writer, Retired Journalist

George Ayoub, a native son of Nebraska, has spent his life reading, speaking, and writing words. Trained in broadcast journalism, George gravitated to traditional newspapers and rode the major changes in that writing area all the way to on-line content development. He has written columns for publication for years, continued creative writing, taught writing, and taught political science, ethics, and persuasion. Recently retired, George brings to us wisdom about the writing path and knowledge related to avoiding the marks and pitfalls of being a ‘newbie’ writer.

Andy Ross – Andy Ross Literary Agency

Andy Ross started his literary agency in February 2008. Prior to becoming an agent, he was the owner of Cody’s Books in Berkeley, California for 30 years. He bought most of the new titles for the bookstore. Some of them worked, and some of them didn’t. The largest selling book Cody’s ever had was the autobiography of Bill Clinton. It sold 2500 copies in one day, the day he came to the store to sign books. Andy represents authors who write books in a wide range of subjects: narrative non-fiction, science, journalism, history, current affairs, contemporary culture, religion, children’s books, and commercial and literary fiction.

Malaga Baldi – Agent & Owner Baldi Agency in New York City

Malaga Baldi has worked as an independent literary agent since 1986. The Baldi Agency is an eclectic agency specializing in literary fiction, memoir and cultural history. She worked as a cashier at Gotham Book Mart, in the Ballantine Books Publicity Department, as an associate at Candida Donadio & Associates and the Elaine Markson Agency before going out on her own. Baldi believes the strength of the author's voice and the heart of the story to be key when considering new work.  

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2017 Nebraska Writers Guild Spring Writers' Conference Schedule

LaVista Conference Center - 12520 Westport Pkwy, LaVista NE 68128 

 

Friday, April 7th - LaVista Conference Center

MEMBERS ONLY:

3:00pm - 5:30pm - Verbal Pitch Practice with review

Open to the Public:

6:00pm - Register and Meet and Mingle

7:00 - 9:00pm - Readings from NWG Members. A wonderful way to get a taste of what members are writing about. Sign up at the door!

 

Saturday, April 8th - LaVista Conference Center

Must Register to Attend

8:00am - Registration

8:30am - Welcome and Announcements

8:45am - Malaga Baldi - What I've Learned, What I tell Writers, and What I'm looking for; an Agent's Perspective on Publishing

10:00am - Break

10:30amGeorge Ayoub - Mistakes or Other Things that Reveal an Author is a Newbie

11:45am - Break for Lunch (not provided)

1:15pm - Business Meeting

1:45pm - Break

2:00pmAndy Ross - Slush Pile Derby

3:15pm - Break

3:45pmDanny Manus - 

5:00pmEvaluations, Raffle Drawings, Closing - Don’t leave early—you’ll miss out on some great prizes! And don’t forget to fill out an evaluation and tell us how we did. Let us know what you liked. Let us know where we can improve. Share your ideas. Do you have a talent that you would like to share with the Guild? Let us know. As the Guild grows, we’ll need more volunteers!

 

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