Friday, September 20, 2013

Get a Manuscript Makeover at the fall Pen in Hand

Fall 2013 Pen in Hand mini-Conference
Saturday, October 5th
Midwest Writing Center

Ann Boaden
The Midwest Writing Center’s Fall 2013 Pen In Hand mini writing conference is designed to help writers begin to get their partially or completely finished manuscripts ready for submission to agents or publishers. Those who just want to listen are also encouraged to attend. The conference will be held on Saturday, October 5th, and will feature four different workshops held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nancy Ann Schaefer
Participants may sign up for one workshop, two, three, or all four. Discounts are offered for members and those who register before September 28th. For instructor bios, further details and information about how to register, click on the link above or visit Pen In Hand under the “Events & Opportunities” drop down menu at the MWC web site. All sessions are held on the third floor of Bucktown Center for the Arts at 225 E. 2nd Street in downtown Davenport.

The four sessions include:

Daniel Horne
“Put the YOU in Your Work: Voice & Style” with Ann Boaden and will help participants learn the differences and similarities between voice and style and begin their journeys to find their personal writing voices.
“The Great Battle: Show vs. Tell” with Nancy Ann Schaefer will help attendees learn how to recognize when they are telling rather than showing and what to do to reverse it.
“Polishing Pointers: Editing and Proofreading” with DanielHorne will help people look at their work on the micro level and correct any grammar, punctuation, and mechanical mistakes. 

Katie Ganshert
“Query Quandaries: Research Agents/Publishers and Submit Your Work” with Katie Ganshert will help participants find agents or publishers to whom they can submit work and teach them how to write a query letter.

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