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Write @ the Logan Library 2018
A day-long conference on the art of writing.

Saturday, January 27, 10:15 am - 3:00 pm

Day-long conference on the art of writing

Presenting authors will share information for both aspiring and seasoned writers

Chances to meet the authors and have books signed.

Free but pre-registration is suggested because of limited space. All efforts will be made to accommodate drop-in participants.

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Conference Schedule

Time Presentations Room
10:00 am Library opens Participants will enter the library and begin to take their seats.
10:15 am Presentations begin
10:15 am - 11:10 am How Your Response to Others' Poetry Makes You a Better Poet (Star Coulbrooke) Jim Bridger Room
11:10 am Break
11:20 am - 12:15 pm Research - Don't Just Fake It (Jennifer Moore) Lake Bonneville Room
11:20 am - 12:15 pm Creating Graphics for Books (Franklin Reid) Jim Bridger Room
12:15 pm Break
12:25 pm - 1:20 pm Self-Publishing Like a Pro (Franklin Reid) Lake Bonneville Room
12:25 pm - 1:20 pm Choose the Write [Words] (Carla Kelly) Jim Bridger Room
1:20 pm Lunch Break
  
2:30 pm Presentations resume
2:30 pm - 3:25 pm "The King died." "Are you sure?" - Putting the historical in fiction (Carla Kelly) Lake Bonneville Room
2:30 pm - 3:25 pm Elements of a Swoonworthy Romance (Jennifer Moore) Jim Bridger Room
3:25 pm Break
3:35 pm Meet the authors Authors will be available for a book signing / "meet the author" session.

Presenting Authors:

Presenter Presentations
Jennifer Moore
Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that is anything but romantic. She suffers from an unhealthy addiction to 18th and 19th century military history and literature. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion.
  • Elements of Swoonworthy Romance
    Using tried and true methods as well as fresh concepts, we'll discuss what makes a hero to fall in love with, a heroine to root for, and how to take a story from "feel-good" to "toe-curling melt-into-the-floor delicious."
  • Research--Don't Just Fake It
    Whether you're writing about 16th Century Conquistadors, Regency ballrooms, or modern-day New York City, accurate facts instill confidence in your readers. Learn some tricks, tips, and resources to provide rich details and make you a virtual expert in your field.
Carla Kelly
Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. The author of more than 44 novels and novellas for Donald I. Fine Co., Signet, Cedar Fort, Camel Press and Harlequin, Carla is the recipient of two Rita Awards from Romance Writers of America, two Spur Awards from Western Writers of America, three Whitney Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times. She has a B.A. and M.A. in history.
  • Putting the Historical in Fiction
    Getting it right is never more tricky than in negotiating the peril and pitfalls of history either done well or poorly. Some tips on how to research, how many facts to actually use, and why it matters.
  • Choose the Write [Words]
    Yes, writers, grammar and diction do matter. Bigly. How to use - not abuse - verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
Star Coulbrooke
Star Coulbrooke, Poet Laureate of Logan City, Utah, is co-founder and coordinator of Helicon West, a bi-monthly open readings/featured readers series. Published in lit mags and anthologies, her poems are also available in chapbooks, notably Thin Spines of Memory and Walking the Bear. (WTB is available through the Digital Stacks at the University of Utah Marriott Library.) Star is director of the Utah State University Writing Center.
  • How Your Response to Others' Poetry Makes You a Better Poet
    Professional writers benefit from detailed, supportive critique of their work. They also profit from constructing their own response to others' writing, which stems from sensory as well as technical considerations. This workshop will help participants talk effectively about elements of poetry in others' work, thereby finding and applying techniques that will help them become better poets.
Franklin Reid
Franklin Reid has been a technical writer for more than twenty years and has specialized in How-To books, producing many User Guides, Operation & Maintenance manuals, and software training guides. He also is a passionate student of history and enjoys writing about it.

He learned to type at age 13 and never stopped. He has written articles on creating family history books, genealogy, photography, computer instructions, drafting, and other technical subjects. He is currently working on LDS doctrinal and historical book projects. He lives in Logan, Utah, with his wife.
  • Creating Graphics for Books
    Come learn from a veteran some tips for self-illustrating your next book.
  • Self-publishing like a Pro
    These days an author can easily publish their own works online. Come learn some skills on the best way to accomplish this goal.

  
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