Writers’ Conference Slated for Oct. 17-18th in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, MI – Splattered Ink Press is hosting Quit Whining Start Writing 2014 Writers’ Conference, a writers’ conference to be held at Grand Valley State University’s L. William Seidman Center, downtown campus in Grand Rapids on October 17- 18th, 2014. The conference is geared toward authors (beginner to published), and will connect writers of all levels, editors, agents, marketing and PR professionals. A full day of workshops is planned on Saturday from 9 am – 5pm, featuring experienced speakers on a variety of book publishing and writing topics. An opening reception on Friday, Oct. 17, will be held at the same location from 6 pm – 8pm featuring Keri Topouzian, author of The Perfect Armenian. WZZM TV 13’s Val Lego will be on hand to interview Topouzian and lead a Q & A session.

Registration is open and limited to the first 200 attendees. Early-bird registration will run through August 18th for $150. The fee includes the Friday evening reception, the Saturday conference and luncheon. Regular registration begins on Sept. 1, with the fee at $175. Manuscript consultations by agent Alice Spielberg, of Spielberg Literary Agency, are available for an additional fee of $25. A 10-page sample must be submitted prior to the conference, with a one-on-one,15-minute consultation provided at the conference.

A keynote and more than15 group sessions will include authors, editors, creative writing professionals, designers, publishers and marketing representatives. A description of some of the workshops and conference leader biographies are available on the event website. The conference leaders include Sue Silverman, author of The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew; Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey through Sexual Addiction; and, Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You. Brian Jud, author of How to Make Real Money Selling Books (Without Worrying About Returns). Keri Topouzian, author of The Perfect Armenian; and, Melanie Hooyenga, young adult author of Flicker, and the soon to be released sequel, Fracture.

The conference goal is to help budding and experienced authors tell their stories, find their voice and learn how to publish and market their books and projects. For more information and to register, visit the website at http://www.splatteredinkpress.com/writers-conference-2014/

Registration is available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-quit-whining-start-writing-2014-writers-conference-tickets-11182574381?ref=ebtnebregn