- 1-on-1 meeting with a speaker – at onsite registration, attendees will have the opportunity, on a first-come, first-served basis, to sign up for a 20-minute, 1-on-1 meeting with one of our selected conference speakers. These meetings are not manuscript feedback sessions, and attendees should not expect the speakers to provide anything after the meeting. However it is a rare chance to have an informal, friendly chat to get advice from someone heavily engaged in the spiritual writing world. Many of these 1-on-1 meetings will be offered; however they will only be available while supplies last! So come to onsite registration early (but not before 8:00 AM on March 28).
- Open mic session – at onsite registration, attendees will also have the opportunity, on a first-come, first-served basis, to sign up to present a short excerpt of their writing to other conference attendees. Each speaker will have 5 minutes, including their introduction and reading. Each speaker will be limited to 5 minutes.
- Bookstore – our plan is to work with the USC bookstore to have some of the speakers’ books available for sale.
- Self-forming groups by genre – During the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with other attendees who share a similar focus, so that you can potentially join or create a local writer’s group. We suggest that groups form in the following genres: memoir, fiction, sermons and theology, children’s, and poetry. If you are interested in moderating a group, or proposing a different group, please contact [email protected].
- Access to Freebies! – (in case you haven’t found them already) including our Book Launch Best Practices, Spiritual Writers’ Resource Guide, Nonfiction Book Proposal Guidelines, many free Video Presentations including Platform Building 101 for Spiritual Writers and How to Build Your Own Podcast Program.
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