Normally we introduce our conference faculty at our Friday evening dinner. That isn’t possible with this year’s format, so I’d like to introduce them to you here:
Cindi Boiter, editor Jasper magazine
Fred Fields, author
Michelle Johnson, Inklings Literary
McKendree Long, author
Holly McClure, SullivanMaxx Literary
Shari Stauch, Shark Marketing
Betsy Teter, Hub City Press
SCWW favorite, Michelle Johnson has launched her own agency, Inklings Literary, since we last saw her. We’re excited to have her back with us. Michelle will speak on writing realistic and compelling stories in fantasy and science fiction as well as a session on creating well-rounded and compelling characters.
Local authors Fred Fields and McKendree (Mike) Long were crowd favorites at our 2012 conference. We had to invite them back so they could wow everyone once more. They are teaming up with marketing guru Shari Stauch for a session, the details are coming soon.
Holly McClure has lots of friends within SCWW and thought it time to introduce her to all of our members. Her agency, Sullivan Maxx Literary Agency, is based in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Holly will lead sessions on Polishing to Publish: How to Make Your Manuscript Marketable.
Cindi Boiter is the editor of arts magazine Jasper. She will lead two sessions for us, one called Writing with a Sense of Place.
Betsy Teter is the head of Spartanburg’s Hub City Press. Hub City is a success story and Betsy will be sharing the Hub City story with our attendees in a session called The Hub City Story: From One Book to 100,000.
Sessions start at 9:30 on Saturday, October 26, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center at 1101 Lincoln Street. Free parking is located next to the Convention Center. (Directions can be found here: http://www.columbiaconventioncenter.com/maps/)
Registration opens on June 1. There will be a link on the SCWW homepage.