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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jambalaya Writer's Conference 2015

I just registered for the Jambalaya Writer's Conference. This will be my fourth year in a row to attend, and I'm so excited. Every year, I enjoy myself, learn so much, and meet interesting authors, agents, and editors.

This year, the 12th annual Jambalaya Writers’ Conference and Book Fair will take place on April 11, 2015. It's always held at theTerrebonne Parish Main Library in Houma, Louisiana - an absolutely beautiful library.

New York Times best-selling author Wally Lamb will be the keynote speaker. He is the author of five novels Wishin' and Hopin', The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much is True, We Are Water, and She's Come Undone which was twice selected for Oprah's Book Club.

A list of other presenters - authors, agents, and editors -  can be found on the library conference page at http://mytpl.org/jwc/ and their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jambalayawriters

Conference registration is only  $35. A Novel Excerpt Contest and a Poetry Contest are held in conjunction with the conference and have additional entry fees for interested participants - about $5 each.
Attendees are able to network with other accomplished and aspiring writers, editors and publishers. The Book Fair provides a variety of both professional development volumes and reading materials for pleasure.
Support for the conference comes from a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. The Arts Council of New Orleans administered the grant.
The event runs from 8:30 am until 5 p.m. at the beautiful Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive in Houma.
Have you been to this conference? What has been your favorite conference to attend?

1 comment:

Maggid said...

oh golly, i suddenly want to attend this conference - i hope i become aware of these opportunities - especially this one - next year - i think i would really enjoy something like this . . .

thanks for the encouragement and invitation . . .