Summer Writers’ Roundup
I’m getting ready for our first Summer Writers’ Roundup this weekend at the Billings Public Library (it’s brand new! can you believe I live in a town that just built a brand new public library? How cool is that?) in Billings, Montana. We’ve got authors signing books and several panel discussions happening. Here’s a run down on the activities:
10:00 a.m. Doors Open – Book sales and autographs will be available all conference hours.
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Introduction of Panel Members
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon HOW TO BEGIN WRITING. Why did you begin writing? How do you balance work, family life and writing? Dealing with writer’s block, etc… Q&A.
12:00 noon – 12:45 p.m. Break for lunch (bring your own food and beverage). Book sales continue.
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. SELF-PUBLISHING vs. TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING. What are your experiences of being published? Pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing, etc… Q&A.
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. MARKETING YOUR BOOK. Do you really need an agent? How do I research agents and publishers? Are “writer’s contests worth the time and money? Can I get a distributor for my self-published book? Odds of becoming a best-selling writer, etc… Q&A.
4:30 p.m. Closing remarks
5:00 p.m. Library doors close
Participating Authors: (Alphabetical order by last name)
Cynthia Berst, Cullene Bryant, Casey Dawes, Barbara Graham, Janet Muirhead Hill, Danell Jones, Craig Lancaster, Brian Logsdon, Wallace Madding, Patrick McDonald, Marcia Melton, Jim Moore, Russell Rowland, Andrew Seddon M.D., Souther, Karen Stevens, Tom Thayer, Alan Tucker, Dick Waltner
Hope to see you there!