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Write @ the Logan Library 2019
A day-long conference on the art of writing.

Write @ The Library Logo 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, the Logan Library and the Friends of the Logan Library will host a 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 - 11:00 am Unleashing the Editor in You (Professor John Engler) Jim Bridger Room
11:00 am 15 Minute Break
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Writing White-knuckled Suspense (Gregg Luke) Lake Bonneville Room
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Get Real: the Way to True Story (Professor John Engler) Jim Bridger Room
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Writing an Engaging Novel for Young Readers (Janet Sumner Johnson) Storytime Room
12:00 pm Lunch Break (12:00 - 1:15 pm)
  
1:15 pm Presentations resume
1:15 - 2:00 pm Effectively Organizing Your Writing projects (Nancy Campbell Allen) Lake Bonneville Room
1:15 - 2:00 pm How to Research for an Historical Novel (Gale Sears) Jim Bridger Room
1:15 - 2:00 pm My Writing Life - Lessons Learned Along the Way (Gregg Luke) Storytime Room
2:00 pm 15 Minute Break
2:15 - 3:00 pm Creating interesting Characters for Your Writing (Gale Sears) Lake Bonneville Room
2:15 - 3:00 pm Ins and Outs of Working With an Agent and Editor (Janet Sumner Johnson) Jim Bridger Room
2:15 - 3:00 pm Brainstorming - What to Do When You're Brain is Dead (Nancy Campbell Allen) Storytime Room
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Meet the authors Authors will be available for a book signing / "Meet the Author" session.

Presenting Authors

Presenter Presentations
Nancy Campbell Allen Nancy Campbell Allen
Nancy Campbell Allen (N.C. Allen) is the author of twelve published novels, which span genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction. In 2005 , her work won the Utah Best of State award. She has presented at numerous writing conferences and events since her first book was released in 1999. Nancy received a BS in Elementary Education from Weber State University.

She loves to read, write, travel and research, and enjoys spending time laughing with family and friends. She is married and the mother of three children.
  • Effectively Organizing Your Writing Projects
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  • Brainstorming - What to Do When You're Brain is Dead
John Engler Professor John Engler
Professor John Engler graduated from Utah State University with a MA in American Studies in 2003 and then with a MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Pacific Lutheran University in 2011. He is currently Senior Lecturer in the Utah State University Department of English where he was recognized in 2015 as lecturer of the year. He teaches courses in research writing, nonfiction writing, and literature. He is the author of published essays, stories, and articles and now 26 annual Valentine's Day poems to his wife.

He and his wife, Dawnette, have lived in Smithfield for twenty years, and they have six children and one very cute grandson.
  • Get Real: The Way to True Story
  • Unleashing the Editor in You
Gregg Luke Gregg Luke
Gregg Luke grew up in Santa Barbara, California and pursued his education in Natural Sciences at SBCC, UCSB, and BYU. He completed his schooling at the University of Utah, College of Pharmacy, and he currently practices clinical pharmacy in Logan, Utah.

Gregg has been a voracious reader and a prolific writer since childhood. He has been published in Skin Diver, Destiny, and New Era Magazines. His suspense novels include The Survivors, Do No Harm, Altered State, Blink of An Eye, Bloodborne, Deadly Undertakings, The Death House, The Healer, Infected, and The Hunter's Son, six of which were Whitney Award finalists.
  • Writing White-knuckle Suspense
  • My Writing Life - Lessons Learned Along the Way
Gale Sears Gale Sears
Gale Sears specializes in writing historical fiction and has written eight novels. Her book Letters in the Jade Dragon Box won a Whitney Award for Best Historical Fiction in 2011, and she has been nominated for several other Whitney Awards since publishing her first novel in 2004. Sears has a Bachelors Degree in Playwrighting from BYU and a Masters in Theater Arts from the University of Minnesota. She is known to spend hundreds of hours researching historical events and cultures while writing her books.

She is married with two children and currently lives in Salt Lake City.
  • How to Research for an Historical Novel
  • Creating Interesting Characters for Your Writing
Janet Sumner Johnson Janet Sumner Johnson
Janet Sumner Johnson lives in Logan, Utah with her husband and three children. When she isn't driving her kids to yet another activity, she is busy writing or translating French documents. She is the author of the middle grade book The Last Great Adventure of the PB & J Society (Capstone, 2016), and her first picture book will be released in spring of 2020 (Capstone).

You can visit her website at janetsumnerjohnson.com.
  • Writing an Engaging Novel for Young Readers
  • Ins and Outs of Working With an Agent and Editor.
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