Houston Writers Guild Annual Independent Writers’ Conference October 13-15
Houston, TX. Indiepalooza 2017, slated for October 13 – October 15, is one of the most anticipated events of the year for writers from all over and will be held at Rice University in Houston.
Presented by the Houston Writers Guild, Indiepalooza begins with the opening session on the evening of October 13 with Stuart Horwitz’s workshop, “Organize and Revise Any Manuscript with the Book Architecture Method.”
On Saturday, October 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., (previously scheduled for Sunday), B. Alan Bourgeois, Director and Founder of Texas Authors Association will discuss Marketing Tips and Strategies.
Sunday, October 16, Keynote Speaker, Shanalee Sharboneau, nationally and internationally awarded children’s author, launches the day with her presentation about Initiating Positive Book Momentum. Shanalee is the author of “My Mama Loves Me: I’m Her Little Boy” of the “My Family Loves Me” Children’s Series.
Breakout sessions include: Rookies Indie Panel with Tom Woltz, Russell Little and Mike Sims, Writing Organization in Our Community, with representatives from WriteSpace, Writers’ League of Texas, Houston Writer’s Guild, NaNoWriMo and Writers in the School.
Other Sessions are: That’s How We Roll: Setting Up An Author Tour Both Online and Offline with Stuart Horwitz; Veteran Indie Panel with Tony Burnett, Alicia Richardson and Enos Russell; Audio Books with Kevin Tumlinson; Editors: Who They Are And Why Do I Need To Know with Acquisition Editor Kelly Lynn Colby; Personal Branding 101: Dare To Think Differently with Andrea Sanchez; Contracts with Ramon Del Villar; 30-Day Author with Kevin Tumlinson; Writing Great Romances with Sierra Cartwright, Andrea Barbosa and Fern Brady; 14 Steps To Self-Publishing a Book with Mike Kowis; Using Publishing Opportunities in Anthologies, Journals and Magazines to Enhance Your Author Career with Tony Burnett; Business Side of Publishing with Fern Brady; The Character Case File with Erin Liles
Manuscripts consultation will also be available.
For information on tickets and pricing as well as nearby accommodations, go to the website: http://www.houstonwritersguild.org.
ABOUT THE HOUSTON WRITERS GUILD
The Houston Writers Guild is a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization working to create a community of writers of all skill levels. Together we strive to improve our writing craft and help each other build successful careers through education, collaborative marketing efforts, and camaraderie.
The Guild offers a myriad of programs for both published and unpublished writers. It creates opportunities to build careers through networking, as well as, opportunities for author book sales throughout the Greater Houston area and neighboring communities. The Guild is also a place for hobbyist authors to enjoy writing in a relaxed and fun environment.
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