Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Jubilee Jambalaya Writers’ Conference

It's that time of year again! Time for the annual Jubilee Jambalaya Writers' Conference!

The 2010 Jubilee Jambalaya Writers’ Conference & Book Fair will be held on Saturday, April 10th at the Main Library. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for registration. It will feature discussion sessions on writing and publishing poetry and prose by professional authors, agents, editors, and publishing company representatives.

For more information or to register, call Lauren Bordelon at 876-5158, email jubileewritersconference@yahoo.com, or visit the website at http://www.jubileewritersconference.org/

See below for a breakdown of the Conference Schedule.


8:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:20 Presentations
  1. Meet the Editor and Agents
  2. Writing a Cinematic and Poetic Novel: Cookie and Me
  3. "Writing and Marketing Christian Nonfiction"

9:30-10:20 Presentations

  1. The No Bull**** Bio: You're Good Enough, You're Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like You!
  2. Ready, Aim, Fire: Creating a Career Plan That Will Shoot You to the Next Level
  3. Let Your Mind Fly: How to skew pieces toward different genres (Be prepared to write!)
  4. Two Poets/One Project: A REading from Call and Response
  5. "Marketing via the Internet"
  6. 10 minute Agent Appointments
10:30-11:20 Presentations
  1. Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experience (non-fiction)Excavating your Personal Life: Embracing Pitfalls and Pleasures of Life as Married Writers
  2. "Jubilee Presents LA Poet Laureate"
  3. Talk to Me! Narrative and Dialogue: Balancing the Two
  4. Keeping It Real: True-to-Life Teen Characters in Make-Believe Settings
  5. A Baseball Novel made for Hollywood

11:30-1:00 Lunch and Keynote
1:00-1:50 Book Fair/Author Signing & Contest Winner announced
2:00-2:50 Presentations

  1. Bite Me! Vampires, werewolves, leprachauns-creatures of the night (except now they wear Ray Bans, Prada, and walk around at all hours!)
  2. "Panel: Ekphrastic Poetry: Writing for the Eyes"
  3. Creating Three Dimensional characters (2 hours)
  4. CSI and Police Procedures for Writers (2 hours)
  5. My Virtual Experience with e-Books
  6. Reserved 10 minute Editior Appointments

3:00-3:50 Presentations

  1. The More Things change, the More They Stay the Same: Why Word of Mouth Is the Core of Your Promotional Plan
  2. Spark to Polish: Tips o Writing's Art and Craft
  3. From the Other Palette: A Workshop on Ekphrastic Poetry Writing
  4. Creating Three Dimensional Characters- Continued
  5. CSI and Police Procedures for Writers- Continued
  6. Plotting for proposal
  7. 10 minute Agent Appointments

4:00-4:50 First Page Workshop
4:50-5:30 Last Call for Book Fair/Author Signings
5:00-6:00 Sunset/Wine and Cheese Social