July 16, 2006

Inspiration and Aspirations

Writers Convene at Western Nevada Community College

Authors, poets, instructors, and editors from around the United States will converge at Western Nevada Community College for a writers conference Friday-Sunday, July 14-16. Sponsored by the Juniper Creek Writers and WNCC's Lone Mountain Writers group, the conference will offer a variety of activities, presentations, and writing seminars.

Participants will enjoy craft workshops, panel discussions, a wine tasting and hors d' oeuvres party, poetry readings, a book sale and author signing, a barbecue dinner and musical performance, and an observatory stargazing party.

Featured speakers include Tamim Ansary, an Afghan-American memoirist; Constance Hale, a former editor of the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Examiner; Ellen Hopkins, a poet, freelance writer, and author with 20 nonfiction titles; Kevin Lewis, Simon & Schuster children's editor; Same Pierstorff, founding editor of the Quercus Review Press; June Saraceno, editor of the Sierra Nevada College Review; WNCC English Professor Marilee Swirczek; and more.

A limited number of hotel rooms are available at the Carson Station Hotel Casino (775-883-0900) and Pi˝on Plaza Resort (775-885-9000). Mention the writers conference and receive a special discounted rate.

Cost: $225. Info: visit www.junipercreekpubs.com and click on events.

Press Release: July 6, 2006

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