Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Planning for Writing Conferences? My Favorite


First off, I have to confess I have a vested interest in this particular conference because I'm the program chair.

The Public Safety Writers Association's annual conference is from July 14-17 at the Orleans Hotel in July. Yep, July. The time of year makes for low hotel rates.

This conference is for anyone writing fiction or non-fiction in the public safety fields (police, fire, ambulance, lawyers, FBI, CIA, etc.) and this includes mystery writers. We have speakers this year talking about all different phases of writing including screen writing, and lots of professionals in the field will be attending.

Because this is a small conference, we only have one track, so you don't have to choose between two things you want to see at the same time. If you want to be on a panel, you'll get to be on at least one. You can bring your books for sale and PSWA only takes 10% of sales.

You'll make friends that you can call on for research long after the conference is over.

And best of all, you'll have a great time while learning a lot.

Hope to see some of you there.

Though the date for the early bird rate is over--that is in the process of being extended until the end of March, so don't let that hold you back.



Jean Henry Mead said...

Sounds like a terrific conference, Marilyn, and I love New Orleans. How do you find time to do all that you do? I wish I had half your enegy.


Sylvia Dickey Smith said...

Sounds like a good conference. I'll check it out!Sylvia Dickey Smith

A War of Her Own

N. R. Williams said...

I love conferences and meeting all those fabulous writers.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Morgan Mandel said...

If you're the program chair, it's got to be good!

Morgan Mandel

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

One thing I forgot to mention, is they also have a writing contest, for pre-published and published books. The rules are on the PSWA website.