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Conferences1999 Writer's Roundtable Conference
Arpil 23 - 25, 1999
Each year, writers from across the U.S. and Canada (over half full-time, "I-make-my-living-doing-this" writers) attend the annual Writer's Roundtable Conference. WRC's unique dual-track schedule, free promotional services, and star-studded array of speakers are designed to help them fast-forward their careers. Attendees are able to "talk shop" with fellow pros--and mingle with top agents, editors, producers and publishers looking for new talent.
NC Senior Citizen Writers' Conference
Rowan County YMCAs and Rufty-Holmes Sr. Center
April 29, 30 and May 1, 1999
First writing conference for senior citizens in NC. Six great writers from across the state including state poet laureate, Dr. Fred Chappell, and nationally renowned folk writer/storyteller, Jackie Torrence. Workshops on writers' grants, state literary contests, and freelance writing. Town tour. Luncheon. Banquet. Hotel discount. Writers' expo at YMCA.
BookExpo America '99
Los Angeles Convention Center
April 28 - May 2, 1999
BookExpo America (BEA), the largest book industry trade show in North America, will be held in Los Angeles April 30 - May 2, 1999. 25,672 industry professionals attended the convention in Chicago in 1998 where booksellers, publishers, media, and international representatives including agents, scouts and foreign publishers benefited from an inclusive atmosphere which focused on every sector of the book industry.
ContestsKorbel is searching for the ultimate toast. The grand prize: a trip for two to New York's Times Square for the Millennium celebration on December 31, 1999. Contestants need to write an original toast of 50 words or less to be judged on originality, creativity, sentiment and eloquence. For a complete set of contest rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The "Korbel Champagne Ultimate Millennium Toast Contest," 200 East Randolph Drive--Suite 6300, Chicago, IL 60601 or call 1 (800) 7 KORBEL.
Writer's Digest is accepting entries for its 68th Annual Writing Competition. Entry deadline is May 31, 1999. For official entry form visit the website or email them your name and address.
STORY magazine has announced its annual Carson McCullers Prize for the Short Story. $5,500 in prizes. Entry deadline May 3, 1999. For official entry form visit the website or email them your name and address.
The 2nd Nat.'l Steinbeck Center Short Story Competition is titled "All's Fair in Love & War." There is a $1,000 1st prize with an entry fee of $15. The deadline in June 11, 1999. Visit the website for complete details.
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