Saturday, March 19, 2011

Women's Words


Want to work on your writing and support a good cause?

If you are within driving distance of Worcester, Mass, you might want to sign up for the all-day writing conference April 30th at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The Women's Words conference, organized by WPI and the YWCA, features fourteen published writers on six different morning panels: Children’s Lit, Nonfiction, Memoir, Fiction, Poetry and Journalism.

In the afternoon, the conference offers three different writing workshops on fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and a final panel including Noah Bombard, founder and editor of Worcester Wired; Lawrence Abramoff, publisher and former owner of Tatnuck Booksellers; and Lynne Riley, research librarian; will discuss thepracticalities of getting published.

The conference fee of $55 includes coffee and lunch, and all proceeds benefit Daybreak, a non-profit organization that provides emergency services to victims of domestic abuse. The goal of the conference, according to organizer Jim Dempsey, an adminstrator and instructor at WPI, is to bring attention to Daybreak and the very real problem of domestic abuse.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of need.

Writers include. April Jones Prince, children's literature; S.J. Wolfe, nonfiction; Eve Rifkah, poetry; Susan Rako, memoir;Lora Brueck, nonfiction; Judy Jaeger, fiction; Mary Bonina, poetry; Kim Newton, fiction; Dianne Williamson, non-fiction; and Janice Harvey, non-fiction,

I'll be speaking on the fiction panel - so if you are in the Worcester area April 30th, check it out.

For more information about the conference go to: http://www.ywcacentralmass.org/