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E.g., 11/15/2019
E.g., 11/15/2019

Whatever the stage of your writing life, this conference has programs that will inspire you to pick up your pen. Join us for two days of panels, workshops, and seminars covering subjects as diverse as writing fight scenes, critique partner speed dating and word sprints to get you through NaNoWriMo. The conference provides opportunities to have your professional portrait taken, to talk with experts and published authors, and to network with local writers of all genres.

Writers Conference faculty, topics and registration...

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Whatever the stage of your writing life, this conference has programs that will inspire you to pick up your pen. Join us for two days of panels, workshops, and seminars covering subjects as diverse as writing fight scenes, critique partner speed dating and word sprints to get you through NaNoWriMo. The conference provides opportunities to have your professional portrait taken, to talk with experts and published authors, and to network with local writers of all genres.

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Our 2019 Writers Conference has a day of programming designed just for the young writer in your life. Kansas City-based children’s authors Daniel Schwabauer, L.L. McKinney, Jenn Bailey and Elizabeth Bunce present on topics...

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Entries accepted through Nov. 13

Dinner: Monday, Nov. 18, 6-8 pm, location TBD

Now is your chance to realize a dream of dining with a successful, published author. Enter our essay contest explaining why you and your closest friend should have dinner with Ron Currie. Currie will select the most compelling essay. Word limit: 1,000. The chosen author and their guest will spend an evening with Currie chatting over dinner. Dinner is on us *alcohol excluded. Submit your entry »

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Writers, unite! You may be seeking critique, a great prompt or just to share space while you focus on your work-inprogress. Join us and let’s write together. We divide our large meeting room into zones: one table for quiet writing, one for conversation, one where a prompt is provided, and one where folks who are looking for feedback or critique can connect. You’ll find inspiration and connection with other local writers while honing your craft. Light refreshments served.

Hosts will be present to facilitate introductions and will alternately include author, editor, and writing coach...

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Well-crafted writing can speak powerful truths, communicate important ideas and capture potent feelings. Creative writing is about reaching audiences by crafting, developing and sharing any narrative, no matter the content or what medium you choose. Join us for this series to hone your writing skills.
 

Leawood topics:
September: Word Wars
October: Zines as Activism
November: Slam Poetry
December: Songwriting Relay

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Join a poet and an illustrator in conversation about the melding of their crafts. K.W. Peery and Bruce McLain met at a poetry reading, formed a friendship and developed a strong working relationship. McLain has illustrated four of Peery’s poetry collections. You’ll hear about how they develop their individual crafts and how they’ve learned to work together to create cohesive work.

 

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