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There’s still time to register for the March 12th Southern Lights Writer’s mini-Conference and LIGHT UP YOUR CAREER!

Sign up to pitch your manuscript to Tessa Woodward of Avon or Emmanuelle Morgen of Judith Ehrlich Literary Management then join us in Jacksonville, FL and enter the raffle to win any of nearly twenty critiques offered by editors, agents, and authors.

Just a few of the critique donations available at the raffle include:


Anita Mumm, Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger, Inc.

Stephany Evans, President FinePrint Literary Management

Adrienne Rosado, PMA Literary & Film Management

Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary Agency


Raelene Gorlinksky, Ellora’s Cave, Cerridwen Press and The Lotus Circle

Rhonda Stapleton, Editor, Carina Press


Karen Hawkins, USA Today Bestselling Author

Joanne Rock, 3-Time Rita Nominee

Elizabeth Sinclair, Author of The Dreaded Synopsis

Kasey Michaels, New York Times Bestselling Author

Vanessa Kelly, Regency Romance Author

Sharon Page, USA Today Bestselling Author

If you’re looking for a fun, friendly atmosphere in which to meet and learn from other talented writers and industry professionals, you won’t want to miss this conference. Join us for a full day of craft and industry workshops, editor/agent pitch appointments, critique raffles and networking opportunities.

Special Guest Speaker: USA Today and NY Times bestselling author C.L. Wilson

See www.firstcoastromancewriters.com more information on the conference speakers, schedule, and program.

Conference Chair: Vanessa Kelly, conference@firstcoastromancewriters.com

Registration Coordinator: JS Nichols, registrar@firstcoastromancewriters.com

Editor/Agent Appointments: Randall Sykes, appts@firstcoastromancewriters.com


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Los Angeles Romance Authors and East Valley Authors have teamed up this year to bring special writing workshops to our members and the writing community of Southern California. Our first foray will be a workshop on voice led by Jane Porter, Liza Palmer and Megan Crane. You do not want to miss this event.

When: March 27, 2011 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Special Mini Workshop

Where: Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel, 12825 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

Cost: $25.00

Speakers: Jane Porter, Liza Palmer and Megan Crane

Voice & Market Workshop: Writing Smart, Writing Well, Writing to Sell

Description: Your writing voice is you on paper. It's the basic storyteller in each of us putting an idea together. This workshop uses fairy tales, Greek myths, and market knowledge to teach others how to succeed in the romance industry. The workshop focuses on Voice & Style, Voice & Theme, and Voice & Market. It helps participants identify their own strengths and personal themes, along with possible markets for submission.

To join us, please go here http://www.lararwa.com/calendar.html and scroll down to the March 27th date. You can pay by pay pal right now or wait until the meeting on February 20th and pay by check.


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Save the Date!

The MaineRWA (MERWA) Annual Writers' Retreat will be
May 20

- 21, 2011 at The Embassy Suites Hotel, Portland, Maine. Limited seating.

Keynote speaker: Hannah Howell

Exciting workshop presenters: KA Mitchell

Julia Spencer Fleming

Agent: Diane Freed, Fine Print Literary

For more info: www.mainerwa.com

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