The Munce Group and SuzyQ have announced a new writers conference for 2015.
New York Times best-selling author Cecil Murphey’s Writer to Writer conferences equip authors with the nuts and bolts of getting published in today’s industry. The theme for Writer to Writer is “From Think to Ink,” which expresses the process of going from idea to print—and everything in between.
“While the market is changing, authors and publishers who have adapted to the new era of Christian publishing have found the future ripe with opportunity,” said Munce Group President Kirk Blank.
Writer to Writer conferences educate fiction and nonfiction writers with classes that focus on publishing strategies, promotions, marketing, branding, messaging and author engagements. Murphey will be the keynote speaker for nonfiction authors, and New York Times best-selling author Jerry B. Jenkins will be the keynote speaker for fiction authors.
The conferences are accessible in terms of cost, timing and venues across the country. The first 2015 conference begins Friday evening, Jan. 16, with a Shark Tank-like experience and concludes Saturday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. It will be held at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The fee for aspiring and published authors is $299, which includes the main sessions and select meals.
Writer to Writer is being held in conjunction with Christian Product Expo (CPE), a three-day tradeshow hosted by Munce for independent Christian retailers. Writers are invited to stay for CPE on Jan. 18-20 and interact with the people who work on the frontlines to sell their books.
“Bringing authors and retailers under the same roof for training is the perfect pairing,” said Suzanne Kuhn, owner of SuzyQ.
The deadline to register is Dec. 30. Attendees who register early will also be able to attend SuzyQ’s Author Boot Camp for free before the show Friday afternoon and an Editor Boot Camp after the show Sunday morning, Jan. 18.
Visit writertowriter.com for more information or to register.