Sunday, January 24, 2010

Desert Dreams 2010

Desert Dreams Conference 2010

An update from the coordinator:

Hi All!Great news! Diana Gabaldon of Outlander series will be speaking!
Also, we will have available at the Hospitality Suite a massage
therapist giving chair massages and a 'Reader' for those of you who are
We plan on having a table with info representing a publicist,
image builder, and others to help guide your writing career
and hopefully there to answer your questions.
Another new aspect we are offering is to open the editor/agent
appointments to those who are looking for more than one
opportunity to meet with an editor or agent. The cost is minimal.
See the website for more information.
On Friday we have scheduled eight (8) workshops in the afternoon,
one with agent, Jill Marsal, another with Vicki Lewis Thompson –
RWA Lifetime Achievement Award winner and other great speakers
from both Desert Rose and Valley of the Sun.
That night will be our
Genre Dinner - where each table will be featuring a genre with one
of the Conference Speakers, Editors or Agents heading the table.
On Saturday, begin the day with the hour long Editor/Agent panel at
8:30am; the workshops beginning at 10 am along with the Editor/
Agent appointments. We will break for our Luncheon at noon with
Linda Lael Miller as our Keynote Speaker, another RWA Lifetime
Achievement Achievement Award Winner, then back to our full
workshop schedule and editor/agent appointments.
Sat. night you are free to explore the beauties of downtown Scottsdale
in the form of the Fashion Square Mall and Waterfront as well as
the Artsy Old Towne Scottsdale a mile south. We have the Scottsdale
Trolley which stops at the Resort as transportation. We will have our
"About Town" features in your welcome bag for quick reference
regarding dining out that night. BTW, Old Towne Scottsdale has
their Thursday Night Wine & Artwalk, which isn't to be missed!
On Sunday, we will have our buffet breakfast, rest of the raffle baskets
and our second Keynote Speaker: Brad Schreiber - VP of Story Tech –
the Christopher Vogler's Writer's Journey organization. Brad will be
speaking on the Writer's Journey, a 2 1/2 hour long workshop
guaranteed to up the ante on your writing craft. Brad is an accomplished
screenwriter, teacher, actor, publicist, writer and much more.
The Conference is filling up fast, and we encourage any of you who
Have considered coming but haven't registered yet, to do so at
your earliest opportunity. The cost of the conf is $228 for RWA
members and $248 for non-members.
All of us at Desert Rose look forward to greeting you
"Where Dreams Become Reality" in Scottsdale,
AZ on April 16th-18th, 2010.
Cathryn Lombardo
2010 DD Conf. Co-Chair

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