Thursday, May 22, 2008

Reminder of Word Harvest Activities for Summer 2008

Summer Writing Workshops begin July 12

July 12, Turn Your Adventures Into Travel Writing, Ellen Barone
July 19, Break Into Print Now with Children's Books, Shirley Raye Redmond

July 26, The Fearless Heart: Research-based Prose, Sharman Apt Russell,

August 2, Screenwriting: Dialog and more, Rick Reichman

August 9, Make it a Grand First Grand The First 1,000 Words, Sandi Ault

All workshops are held in Santa Fe at writer's home near the Plaza (directions on registration) from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. The fee for each workshop, $140 plus tax, includes a tasty lunch, snacks and handouts. For more information click here.

Good news from our faculty
Award-winning non-fiction writer Sharman Apt Russell will sign her newest book "Standing in the Light: My Life as a Pantheist" (Basic Books, 2008) on Friday, July 25 at 5 p.m. at Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia St., Santa Fe. Another award winner, Sandi Ault, received the prestigious 2008 Mary Higgins Clark award for the first in her Wild series of mysteries, "Wild Indigo." In addition to her summer workshop, Sandi will offer a pre-conference workshop as part of the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference

Tony Hillerman Writers Conference: Focus on Mystery
The early registration fee is still $395---no change since we started the conference in November, 2004. We'll have agent appointments again this year and announce the winner of the 2008 Hillerman Prize for best first mystery. We're pleased to have New Mexico's own Michael McGarrity on our faculty this year. The charming Craig Johnson will be back with us along with Sandi Ault, Judith Van Gieson, Pari Noskin Taichert and many others. We have pre-conference workshops on editing and marketing, and a variety of practical nuts-and-bolts breakout sessions. Please join us. To learn more.
Writing Contests
The deadline for the Hillerman Prize for best first mystery novel is July 1, fast approaching! The $10,000 advance from St. Martin's Press, our partner is this endeavor, will be awarded at the Tony Hillerman Conference, Focus on Mystery, Nov. 4-9 in Albuquerque. And Sept. 15 is the deadline for the Tony Hillerman Mystery Short Story Contest we co-sponsor with Cowboys & Indians magazine. For the details

Connie Gotsch Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available

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