I love our libraries in Kansas City!
The KCMO Public library was the master minds behind the day I got to talk to George R.R. Martin. And, now the Johnson County Library is hosting another FREE writers conference. I attended the conference last year and participated in one of the critique sessions. I took the opening chapter of The Color Eater and ran it through one more round of edits, based upon the fresh eyes and feed-back of writers attending the conference. I know they helped me make the opening even stronger, which captivated Lucy, and ultimately led to my signing with Kneerim & Williams.
This year I was asked to sit on the First Page Reads panels, and I gladly agreed. For those of you who haven’t been to a First Page Reads panel, people submit the first page of their work. The page is read out loud to the room, and a panel (of editors, agents, or other literary professionals) offers feedback on what they heard and insight into if they would keep reading.
Join me on either Friday, November 3rd, from 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., or Saturday, November 4th, from 3:00 p.m.– 3:45 p.m. for the educational and entertaining workshops. If you hope to have your first page read in a session, be sure to register now.
The three-day conference (November 2nd-4th) is free to attend and is held at the Johnson County Library’s Central Resource Branch, 9875 W. 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212. I hope to see you there!