Friday, September 18, 2015

Calling All Memoir Writers: Make Your Plans Now

Now Is the Time to Make Travel Arrangements and Reserve for Early Bird Rates
2015 Genre-LA Conference for Memoir Writers

You know you want to be at this "Memories Are Made of This" conference at Los Angeles Valley College. Make a vacation of it! Extend your stay an go to Disneyland. Usually Octobers are perfect for our beaches, too. Great weather and hardly any people! Did I mention there is a frugal early bird special if you make up your mind now!?

And, I’ll be speaking and would love to meet you! This writer’s conference is sponsored by Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS) and runs from October 23 to 25.  I'll be speaking on the 23 at 5:45. Here’s the topic:

Bringing The Dead Back To Life or
Finding Memoir Material Under the Rug)
So, OK. If you are a journaler, a scrapbooker, an iPhone camera user, or keep your family's genealogy, you are already a fledgling memoirist and we need to talk! As the author of an award-winning novel (now out of print) and an award-winning book of creative nonfiction short stories (also now out of print), I am the one to help you find your story and inspire you to write it. If you aren't one of those things and have been toying with writing a memoir, but feeling hopeless, I have a few ideas for you, too.  

And here's a note to you from Tony Todaro, the powerhouse behind this conference:

“Memories Are Made Of This”
GENRE-LA™ 2015 produced by West Coast Writers Conferences.  at
Los Angeles Valley College. Now you can discover in one weekend how to write a memoir, autobiography, or biography that a much wider audience than just your family will want to 
read. Learn the secrets:
1. How to organize your ideas and evaluate their added value to the story
2. how to research and write an effective non-fiction book
3. how to write a true story without potential legal entanglements
4. how to write a book proposal, research, and pitch a publisher
5. Yep, plus much more. 

The conference includes targeted seminars, workshops, panels, pitch sessions to publishers 
and agents and  features celebrity and best-selling authors, industry experts, veteran educators, publishing professionals, literary agents, and publishers. Check out the great faculty and 
agent lineup! 

Open to all levels. Writers may also benefit the optional daily Keynote Address (complimentary lunch and beverages), advance submission ProCritiques™ of their work by professional editors and agents, and meet with literary agents looking for new talent. See the website for details. 
Limited Early-bird registration discounts still available.

Contact: Lillian or Tony Todaro
P.O. Box 2267
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Ph: 310 379-2650

 Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

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