Inspiration and Aspirations
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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