Tuesday, June 21, 2011

DePaul 2011 Summer Writing Conference

This is not my usual type of post and I generally do not like to plug, but as I am a volunteer for this event and I'm in charge of contacting other bloggers, I feel its only appropriate that I use my own blog for the same purpose.

So, without further ado, the DePaul 2011 Summer Writing Conference!

Polish your prose or poetry at DePaul’s third annual Summer Writing Conference, July 15-17

DePaul’s third annual Summer Writing Conference begins July 15 with a keynote address by journalist and best-selling author Alex Kotlowitz.
Kotlowitz, author of the best-seller There Are No Children Here and other books, will describe his experiences as a non-fiction storyteller during his address from noon to 1 p.m.  in the Pritzker Auditorium of the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.
The three-day conference’s closing speaker will be Miles Harvey, an assistant professor of English at DePaul and an award-winning fiction writer. His presentation will also take place in the Pritzker Auditorium, July 17. Classes and panel discussions will be in the DePaul Center, and readings will take place at Blackie’s restaurant, 755 S. Clark St.
The conference will feature other DePaul faculty and nationally distinguished writers of poetry, non-fiction and fiction. Experts on writing for children and teens and those with expertise in publishing and mixed media will also be featured at the conference that is designed for writers of all experience levels.
DePaul’s Continuing and Professional Education , the Department of English and The Chicago Public Library are the sponsors. 
Tuition is $300 or $125 for any single day. Please email Chris Green cgreen1@depaul.edu with any questions.
Registration is required.  For more information and to register visit cpe.depaul.edu/writingconference

Tell your friends, your enemies, your pets. Feel free to re-post this to your own blog (I'm looking at you, Gia ) Tweet it, Facebook it, whatever. Just get the word out--it's going to be a blast!