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The miniconference is coming! And the miniconference is big!

March 3, 2013

by Shannon Baraclough

adrian-fogelinIs it killing you that you have to wait until October for the next big FWA Conference? It’s hard to wait an entire year to network and attend workshops. The good news is you don’t have to. There’s a spring mini-conference coming in April, allowing you to network and attend workshops—to keep your writing momentum going.

The mini-conference will take place on Saturday, April 20th at the Altamonte Chapel in Altamonte Springs. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., opening remarks at 8:00.

The cost can’t be beat. If you’re an FWA member (which you should be, but just in case you aren’t, here’s an extra incentive) registration is only $59. If you’re not a member yet, don’t worry – you may join online now and enjoy the $59 mini-conference registration fee, or you may register as a nonmember for $79.

Adrian Fogelin will be the keynote speaker. She has written seven successful novels and won more than three dozen awards.  You’ll also have the opportunity to make an appointment for an interview. Choose among Veronica Helen Hart, representing Double Edge Press; Saritza Hernandez, agent for Corvisiero Literary Agency; and Virginia Nelson, acquisitions editor for Champagne Books. The price for interviews is $25 if you book by April 1st; on or after April 1, it’s $40.

In addition to the keynote and interviews, the conference offers the opportunity for you to attend a variety of workshops or to choose Vic DiGenti’s all-day workshop on crime writing. Morning pastries and coffee, lunch, and a fruit and cheese reception are provided, not to mention the chance to win a door prize or two. All for a mere $59!

For more information or to download a registration form, please visit To purchase your registration online, visit the Shopping Cart. Questions: Contact Tom Swartz directly at 407.869.8781 or

Altamonte Chapel is located at 825 E Altamonte Drive (Route 436) in Altamonte Springs, FL 32701, about a mile off of I-4 (exit 92) just north of Orlando. Do plan to come, and bring your writing group colleagues, so we will be able to continue providing valuable resources such as this for our members.

The mini-conference is just one way FWA works to help you keep your writing momentum going. Register now. Spaces are limited.

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Shannon Baraclough is a freelance writer based in Orlando, Florida. When she’s not writing nonfiction blogs and web content for various companies around the world, she’s writing paranormal fiction – which she hopes to have published one day.


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