Our talented and philanthropic faculty shared a goldmine of writing treasure.
I would like to thank Caleb Pirtle for his inspiring, entertaining and memorable keynote speech. Maurice Monette for his valuable pointers on writing memoir. Melissa Frost for her academic integrity and historical perspective on the evolution of writing through the ages , right through to now with the emergence of Twitter and the micostory.Donna Dahl the energizer presenter who shared so much on the how of using Twitter for the non tweeters. James Callan’s defining workshop on dialogue. Sarah Cortez so professional in her presentations and giving such sound advice and useful tips. The delightful and very knowledgeable Elise Capron agent from Sandra Dijkstra Agency in San Diego. Thanks Elise we were left wanting to hear so much more. Evelyn Byrne of Whitebird publications who argued the case for using a smaller publisher so persuasively. Colin Hamilton who in spite of being sick shared vital information on radio interviews and Virginia Fox who encouraged us in honing our abilities as performers of our written words. Last but not least Thomas Pulley aka Rusty Debris who wrote a delightful song especially for the conference and kindly performed with friends at the beginning and the end.
Folks we had a lot of fun and learned a ton too. Hope to see you next year at Biblioteca Los Mangos for another enjoyable weekend of intense instruction.