Friday, May 30, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Southern Writers Conf Update: Venue Change and Schedule Issued

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May 30, 2008
Southern Writers Conference Updates:
Venue Change; Schedule of Presenter Sessions Issued
     By now the word has gone out that Coweta County will be the host for the first Southern Writers Conference, organized by Vickie Kennedy, the teacher of the Writers Block and the Owner of the etreasures publishing company based in Newnan.  Kennedy recently announced (1). that the venue for the conference will be changed to the Holiday Inn Express, located off of Bullsboro Drive at Exit 47 of I-85, and (2). that the schedule of speakers (which are now often referred to as "Presenters") has been finalized and is available, along with other Conference info on this website:
     This is the "flyer" announcing the Conference:

1st Annual

Southern Writers Conference


When:  July 5th

Where:  Holiday Inn Express - Newnan, GA

Time: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM 



We are currently accepting sponsors for this event. 

For more information  E-Mail

Open to the public 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM for book signings!  

Workshops require registration.

Here Is the Schedule:

Events Scheduled:

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM - Check in for the conference


9:30 - 10:00 - Morning Coffee for Attendees


10:00 - 10:30 - Opening & Welcoming by Christina Barber followed by a short discussion on e-publishing by Vickie Kennedy of eTreasures Publishing. What e-publishing is, why it's essential now, and will have on hand a writing course on CD-ROM to help writer's get a head start on submitting a professional manuscript and  developing a characters, dialogue, plot, and much more.  


10:30 - Book Signing Tables Open for the rest of the day.  Open to the public to meet and greet Authors and Publishers


10:30 - 11:15 -  Discussion Panel:  Self-Promotion for the Author -- The How-to on Self-Promotion Presented by Christina Barber - Award Winning Author


11:30-12:30 - Swanee Ballman, president of Jawbone Publishing Corporation  and an editor and award-winning author, will offer a workshop on the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of  book publishing.  


12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch Break 


1:30 - 2:15 -  Forrest Shultz will present a panel on Writing News Releases -- Authors can learn greatly from this discussion


2:30 - 3:15 - Author Paige Cummings will hold a discuss panel on Conferences, Classes, & Critique Groups    A very interactive session!


3:30 - 4:15 - Ms. Ballman will  be offering a workshop on script writing for films!  A must for the writers wanting to make an impact in Hollywood!


4:30 - 5:00 - Awards Presentations for Writing Competition 

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5:00 - 5:30 - Break


5:30 - 6:15 - Law Enforcement Agencies - They're Not All The Same -- With Mike Swanson --  Find out the differences you need to know when creating crime scenes and investigations for your novels! 


6:30 - 7:15 - Discussing  the Genre:  Urban Fantasy --Presented by Christina Barber - Award Winning Author


7:15 - Closing of Conference


7:30 - 8:00 Meet Authors & Publishers


Book Signings

Authors will be on hand to sell and sign copies of their books and e-books.

e-books will be on CD-ROM 

Find out what great books these authors have written!


VIP's To Be Attending:

Swanee Ballman - Publisher - Jawbone Publishing  ~~  

Christina Barber - Author - Editor ~~   Jim Gilbert - Author  ~~  

Vickie Kennedy - Publisher - eTreasures Publishing ~~

Tony B. Priest - Author  ~~  Forrest Schultz - Journalist ~~  

Christine Goldman - Magazine Publisher ~~

Paige Cummings - Author  ~~  Mike Swanson - Author ~~


Participate  in Any or All Panel Discussions With Registration
on Various Writing Topics Every Hour
Starting At 10:00 AM and Ending at 7:00 PM


Doors Open to General Public at No Charge 

Starting at 10:30 AM

For Book Sales / Book Signing!

Meet Local Authors, Editors & Publishers!

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