Archive for July, 2011

Planning is now underway for the 2012 Writers Conference.  We’re expanding, bringing in agents, authors and editors, and including both screenwriting and songwriting.  Attendees will have opportunities for consultation appointments, as before, but also the chance to step up to an open mic, win an editor’s pick award, or compete in a screenwriting contest.  We want to make this writers conference one of the best around!  If you have ideas of what you’d like to see at the 2012 Writers Conference, please let us know.  Comment here or email us at IdahoWritersGuild@yahoo.com.


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Join the Idaho Writers Guild for Literary Lunch on July 19th with Guest Author Dave Lakhani

Tuesday, July 19th, 11:30-1:30
Smoky Mountain Pizza, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise

Dave Lakhani is a multiple time best selling author who has written 6 books in the past 7 years, 5 published by John Wiley and Sons. He is an indemand speaker who travels around the world over 180 days a year speaking to over 100,000 people per year. Dave will be speaking about building a successful business around your book and how to successfully market a book in today’s rapidly changing marketplace.

Feel free to bring along business cards, flyers, or anything else you’d like to share with your fellow writers.  Also, we’ll be drawing 3 names to participate in a 3 minute open mic, so get writing!  All styles and genres are welcome, as long as the work is original and can be read in under 3 minutes.

Hope to see you on July 19th!

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July Backtalk!


Writers’ Conferences – Who Needs ‘em?

Saturday, July 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sun Ray Cafe, 1602 N 13th St., Boise
As IWG begins planning for its first, full blown writers’ conference next year, we want your opinion what makes the good ones good and the bad ones bad, and everything in between.  Share your stories of joy and your tales of woe from past experiences, and bring your ideas on what would make our conference the one you want to go to.  And if you can’t make it to the meeting, feel free to e-mail your thoughts to info@idahowritersguild.com.  We want to know what our members want.  And we want to make the IWG conference one of the best around.

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