Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Shameless self-promotion

I was going to write about deleting thousands of emails and how long it takes and then I was going to write about Joan Didion's play, written up in the Los Angeles Times, but then I thought, no, I'm going to plug a few writerly events that I'm involved in.

During the third weekend of April, in New York, the ASJA Annual Writers Conference takes place. A great conference geared to nonfiction writers/journalists, with a bit for the fiction writers and screenwriters, too. Two days at the Grand Hyatt. I'll be there (I'm co-chair this year).

Then, the following weekend is the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which always takes place the last weekend of April at UCLA. A ton of great panels and lots and lots of books. I'm moderating a Saturday morning panel on women and fiction.

In September, the Central Coast Writers Conference in San Luis Obispo, north of Santa Barbara, takes place. I'm on a couple of panels/workshops and so is one of my favorites, Earlene Fowler. Eric Maisel is the keynote speaker.

Take a writerly vacation. You'll learn something, meet new writer friends, and write it off, too.


Deborah said...

Can't wait to see you Barbara here on the 'other coast'.

One of my dream vacations is to attend the LA book fair. I watch it on CSPAN and love it. I'll have to gear up the TiVo to make sure I don't miss your appearance!

Technomommy said...

Oh! The Festival of Books sounds like fun. I might try to volunteer;)