Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tony Hillerman Conference

News flash from
Tony Hillerman Writers Conference:
Focus on Mystery

Early Registration Deadline Extended

Good news for procrastinators! We've extended the early registration price of $395 for the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference: Focus on Mystery from Sept. 15 to Sept. 30. The fee includes the option of a pitch session with a literary agent looking for new thrillers and mysteries. Learn more. Don't forget our two pre-conference workshops, "Re-visioning: Getting from Good to Great" and "Marketing and Public Relations for Authors." We're pleased to have Michael McGarrity back with us this year and a bright new talent, Louis Bayard, author and book reviewer for Salon.com among our distinguished faculty.

Anne Hillerman and Jean Schaumberg

Women Writers in the Spotlight

Author and Hillerman Conference co-organizer Anne Hillerman and faculty member Judith Van Gieson are among the participants in the inaugural New Mexico Women Authors Book Festival. If you're in the Santa Fe area, stop by on Saturday, Sept. 27 and say hi! Modeled after the Library of Congress' National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. this celebration is at Milner Plaza on Museum Hill. The 75 featured authors write everything from poetry to history. Festival admission is free, and includes complimentary admission to the adjoining Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. To lean more

Looking for another good conference?

In Tucson, AZ, the Wrangling with Writing conference, now in its 36th year, runs September 27 & 28 at the Holiday Inn Palo Verde. Their keynote faculty include Taylor Mali, a teacher and poet; Corey Blake, who has created a dozen national commercial campaigns and played key role in the development of more than 300 screenplays and manuscripts; and Deborah LeBlanc, award-winning author and licensed death scene investigator. Pari Noskin Taichert, who joins us in November in Albuquerque, is also on their faculty. For information:

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Anne Hillerman and Jean Schaumberg

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Tony Hillerman Writers Conference: Focus on Mystery
November 5-9, 2008 Albuquerque, N.M.

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