Writer's conference in Sauk Centre offers tips on writing, sellingOne of the longest-running writers’ conferences in the upper Midwest is back in Sauk Centre for its 21st year.
One of the longest-running writers’ conferences in the upper Midwest is back in Sauk Centre for its 21st year.
The Sinclair Lewis Writers Conference will take place Saturday, October 9 at the Sauk Centre High School auditorium.
Cost is $60, including lunch, breaks and a reception following at the Palmer House Hotel. College students and senior citizens may register for $55; high school students may attend for free, but must register and pay $15 for lunch and breaks.
This year’s keynote speaker is Kevin Kling, international story teller. Kling will be joined by three other professional writers who will share their writing and marketing expertise: Thomas R. Smith will talk about how poetry can get us through hard times; Ellen Stanley (Mother Banjo) will discuss how to write songs; and David Simpkins will talk about the writing habits of Sinclair Lewis.
The day-long gathering will again look at the process of writing as well as selling what you write. Both beginning and established writers are invited to attend the conference.
The conference is hosted by the Sinclair Lewis Foundation and Sauk Centre Community Education.
If you’d like to attend, make your check payable to “Sinclair Lewis Writers Conference” and mail it to Jim Umhoefer; 13 S. 7th Street; Sauk Centre, MN 56378. For conference details, go to www.saukherald.com/ftp/writers or call Jim Umhoefer at 320-352-2735 (evenings).