On June 27, 2009 I attended the first annual Denton County Writer’s Workshop. This event was an all-day affair hosted by the North Branch of the Denton Public Library. Every Tuesday night a writing critique group organized by Jack Pettie meets at the North Branch; this group served as the impetus for a county-wide, free conference for writers.
There were about 45 attendees and a total of six different speakers. Every one seemed to enjoy the conference and the presenters dispensed a lot of really useful information. As one speaker pointed out, usually you’d be paying $75-100 for an event like this. I hope that the library and the critique group continue this tradition. Denton County is an arts-rich area of Texas and events like this really provide support for local talent.
Speakers and Topics
- Sandy Steen on “The Selling Synopsis”
- PJ Nunn on “The Benefits of Publicizing”
- Penny Richards on “A Rose is a Rose: What’s in a Name?”
- LaRee Bryant on “Ins and Outs of the Writing Business”
- Patricia Springer and Jan Blankenship on “Killer Personalities”
I am providing a “Reader’s Digest” version of the presentations. Each session will be a separate post followed by a wrap-up post when I’m done. Hopefully you’ll find the information as useful as I did. If so, be sure and share the love with the presenters and seek out their “stuff”.