Sunday, July 15, 2012

Utah Valley Writers Workshop

by Donna K. Weaver

For those of us residing in Utah, we are very fortunate to have so many writing workshops, conferences, speakers so close around us. Some are so inexpensive, like Life, the Universe and Everything (LTUE), others are a bit more expensive, while others like LDS Storymakers are somewhere in between. I know from talking with other writers in other parts of the country that this is not the case everywhere.

The iWriteNetwork, in conjunction with the Alpine School District, is hosting a two-day writing conference later this month. Because of the participation of the school district, this is a killer deal at $50 for the two days--and that includes lunch both days.

 iWriteNetwork's approach is very much hands on. In each session, you'll be taught a writing technique and then given time to practice it right there on your own work.

Info and registration here. (Scroll down the list to find "Language Arts - Utah Valley Writers' Workshop")


Friday: Keynote and Breakouts

8:00 Pick up workshop materials
  • Eric Patten: Character-driven Plotting, room 315 & 316
11:30 Lunch
  • Jamie Theler: Twitter
  • Cindy Hogan: Indie Publishing Part 1
  • Karen Hoover: Poetry,
  • Ali Cross: Beginning Blogging
1:20 Break
  • Jennie Hansen: Scene Structure
  • Karen Hoover: Outlining
  • Ali Cross, Branding with Your Blog
  • Jordan McCollum: HTML
2:50 Break
  • Brainstorming Panel
4:15 Day 1 Concludes

Saturday Sessions
  • Lisa Mangum: Characters
10:30 Break
  • Caleb Warnock: Narrative Voice
12:15 Lunch
  • Lisa Mangum: Your First Chapter
2:00 Break
  • Carolyn Campbell: Writing for Magazines, room 315
  • Cindy Hogan; Indie Publishing Part 2, room 316
  • Jamie Theler: Twitter
3:15 Workshop Concludes

Workshop held at Alpine District Professional Development Center
575 N 100 E; American Fork, UT

Events like LTUE have mostly panels, while LDS Storymaker has more classes. What is your favorite learning environment?

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