Writers Conference in Nevada County

The Sierra Writers Conference is the first of the new year!  

The theme is Process:  Pre-write  to Promotion.   

Writers All … come to the Sierra Writers Conference to work on your process, join a community of writers, and participate in professional critique sessions. Join us for a day of learning, sharing, growing and being inspired to craft your words into the stories, articles and books that only you can write.

Jan 26, 9:15 AM – 4:15 PM

9:15: Doors Open

10:00: Introduction by Sierra Writers and Sierra College

10:30–11:30: Workshops

  • Mary Volmer: “The Cat and the Pickle Dish: Creating Compelling Narratives Using Details Foreign and Familiar”
  • Gene Bergson: “Black Thy Page”
  • Betsy Fasbinder: “From Page to Stage: Public Speaking Tips for Writers Before, During, and After Publication. OR From Page to Stage: Tips to Instantly Improve Your Public Speaking”
  • Julie Baker: “Audience Development: How to Build and Earn the Audience for Your Writing.”

11:45–12:45: Workshops

  • Sands Hall: “Fictional Techniques for the Memoirist”
  • Larry Gold: “Lessons Learned after Writing Eighteen Novels”
  • Patricia Dove Miller: “Spilling Family Secrets”
  • Catharine Bramkamp: “Process: Turn Personal Stories into Compelling Fiction”


1:30–2:30: Josh Weil, Keynote Speaker – Into Your Fear: Writing What Scares You

2:45–4:15: Critique Workshops


NCC Campus N12 (Multipurpose Center)

250 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945


$45 early bird and $20 for afternoon critique workshops. After Jan. 15th (full-day general admission) $65 and $20 for afternoon critique workshops. $15 for students early or at the door.

Contact – Lynette Vrooman, lvrooman@sierracollege.edu

  https://sites.google.com/view/sierrawritersconference2019/home to find out more.

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