Below is a preview of some of the presenters who will lead workshops and panels at the West Virginia Writers 2018 Summer Conference. Keep watching the contest page for full workshop descriptions and information about conference registration and lodging and meal registration.
Heather Day Gilbert - Self-publishing and Indie Publishing; Book Buzz before, during, and after publication
Patrick Grace - Humor in Writing.
Lucia Robson - Historical Fiction and Research; Saturday morning keynote speaker.
Mickey Johnson - Editing; Editing Panel.
Fran Allred - Editing; Editing Panel.
Doug Van Gundy - Saturday Night Entertainment.
Sandy Tritt - Dynamic Characters.
Anna Smucker - Children’s Writing; collaborative workshop on children’s writing with Marc Harshman.
Jeremy Richter - Playwriting.
Marc Harshman - Our state's Poet Laureate will lead a collaborative workshop with Anna Smucker; a single workshop on children’s writing; and will take part in the Saturday Night entertainment along with Doug Van Gundy.
Laura Bentley - Intermediate Poetry Workshop.
Audrey Stanton-Smith - Writing for Magazines.
Cat Pleska - Memoir.
Nick White - “Hot Scenes” for short stories and novels.
Steve Saffel - Acquisitions editor for Titan Books; author pitch sessions; how to pitch publishers workshop.
M. Lynne Squires - Social Media.
DM Pulley - Novel.