Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What can a participant expect to gain from attending this conference?
    A participant will enhance his/her skills as a writer, and will also learn how to manifest and publish a book. Editors will teach guides to effective editing. The highly qualified staff will be a great resource to address one's individual needs.
     
  2. Is this conference for someone that is an experienced writer or for someone setting out to write their first book?
    Both. We are offering a wide range of workshop classes that will meet the needs of all levels of writing.
     
  3. Is there any age and writing style limitations?
    The conference is open to all people of all styles of writing. Poetry, non-fiction, fiction, nature, and children's authors will be covered at the conference.
     
  4. How much does it cost?
    The cost is $95.00 which includes a continental breakfast and catered lunch on Saturday.
     
  5. Will I be able to meet with the presenters one-on-one?
    Most definitely. At breaks in the schedule and during meal times, ask your favorite writers your individual questions. The panel discussion on Friday night is tailored so attendees can ask questions of the presenters. Also, if you've requested a formal critique of one of your own works (see item # 8 below), you'll get the opportunity to discuss your submission and the presenter's critique of it.
     
  6. Where is Crescent City?
    Crescent City is on the North Coast of California, 30 miles south of the Oregon border.
    Click here to see a map of the North Coast region (see item # 7 below for a local map of Crescent City itself).
     
  7. At what facility is the conference to be held?
    College of the Redwoods, 883 W. Washington Blvd., Crescent City, CA. Click here to learn more.
     
  8. Can I have a presenter critique one of my works?
    Yes. Attendees can submit 10 pages (not to exceed 3,000 words) to be critiqued by a presenter (NOTE: Not all presenters will be performing critiques; your submission will be handled by an available presenter). There is a $50 fee for each critique. The attendee will spend 20 minutes with the presenter between 4:00 and 5:00pm on Friday.
    Format your manuscript as follows: 1 inch margins, 12 point Times or Times New Roman, double-spaced, 250-300 words per page.
    Be sure to indicate which genre your manuscript is: poetry, fiction or nonfiction.
    Deadline for manuscript: Must be received, along with registration form and full payment, by or before August 8, 2012. See the registration form to sign up for this opportunity.
     

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Coast Redwoods near Stout Grove - image courtesy J.M.Renner
Coast Redwoods near Stout Grove - image courtesy J.M.Renner