Saturday, August 29, 2009

Registration is open for the 2010 Conference

PHOENIX DESERT ROSE CHAPTER PRESENTS
Desert Dreams 2010 Writers Conference
April 16-17-18, 2010
Chaparral Suites Resort,
5001 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
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Complete conference and hotel information:
http://www.desertroserwa.org/conference.htm
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Registration open now:
http://www.desertroserwa.org/registerform.htm
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Open to any writer in any fiction genre, from beginner to multipublished, this bi-annual conference offers not only a multitude of workshops for writers at any level, but the opportunity for aspiring and published authors to network and meet with agents and editors from all over the country. Editor/Agent Panel and Individual Appointments available. Get the inside buzz on what editors and agents are looking for, and how to give them what they want. Then enjoy your own 10-minute appointment with one of our attending editors or agents. (Appointments are based on a first-registered basis and subject to availability. Additional appointments, if available, may be purchased on the premises for an additional $25 cash).
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Also join some of today's top-selling authors for a book signing open to the public on Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 5:45 to 7 pm.
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Contest open to registered attendees only (entries start on October 1, 2009), judged by our attending agents and editors. This is your chance to get the first ten pages of a finished manuscript in front of the professionals and get their feedback.
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Keynote speakers:
Linda Lael Miller: On all of the National Best seller lists, Linda Lael Miller is one of today's most successful authors with more than eighty contemporary and historical novels to her credit. Linda is also a recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Awards.
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Brad Schreiber: (Sunday speaker) As VP of Storytech Literary Consulting, part of Chris Vogler's "Writer's Journey," Brad Schreiber is an accomplished writer, teacher, screenwriter and much more.
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Speakers:
Carla Neggers, Jodi Thomas, Sharon Sala, Toni McGee Causey, Eileen Rendahl, Connie Flynn, Kate Herbert (screenwriting), Erin Quinn, Beth Kendrick, Jennifer Ashley, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Diana Gabaldon (tentative), Vijaya Schartz, Robin Lee Hatcher... (more to be announced soon).
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Editors:
Kathleen Scheibling - Harlequin; Kate Seaver - Berkley; Heather Osborn - TOR; Peter Senftleben - Kensington Publishing (more to be announced soon).
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Agents:
Steve Laube - Steve Laube Agency; Jill Marsal - Marsal Lyon Literary Agency; Miriam Kriss - Irene Goodman Agency; Janet Reid - Fine Print Literary Management (more to be announced soon).
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Registration fee:
Early bird (through 12-31-09): RWA members $208 - Non-members: $228
Regular registration (1-1-10 to 3-1-10): RWA members $228 - Non-members: $248
Brad Shreiber Workshop only (Sunday morning): $75.00
Contest entry (Starting October 1, 2009 - for registered attendees only): $30.00
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Hotel rooms:
Chaparral Suite Resort - 5001 N. Scottsdale Road - Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Room rates: $169-$199 a night
All rooms are suites that can accommodate multiple guests for a small extra fee.
Hotel rate includes cooked to order breakfast, nightly reception, and free airport transport from 6 am to 10 pm.
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Complete conference and hotel information:
http://www.desertroserwa.org/conference.htm
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Registration open now:
http://www.desertroserwa.org/registerform.htm
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Vijaya Schartz, Publicity Chair
Desert Rose RWA
http://www.desertroserwa.org/
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http://www.vijayaschartz.com/
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