Part of being a writer is learning who really has good advice to offer and who’s full of crap.
Writers’ conferences are very gentle introductions to crap mongers and professional writers alike.
Lo and behold, the 6th Annual Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference is this weekend in St. Augustine.
Let’s conference, shall we?
As you’d expect, the Writers Conference showcases Florida authors.
They give workshops, host book signings and offer you chances to meet and greet them, and, of course, give you the opportunity to their buy books.
If you’re interested and can make it, the Writers’ Conference is Thurs., Sept. 26 from Noon-8 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration at the door is $85 (includes a box lunch) for Thursday and $110 (includes continental breakfast and luncheon) for all Friday workshops.
Your registration fee gets you into all of the seminars, meets-and-greets and book signings with the authors and lunch with the keynote speakers.
All Writers Conference events are held at the St. Johns County Convention Center at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, 500 Legacy Trail – I-95, Exit 323 – in St. Augustine. Parking is free.
What might I learn?
The Writers’ Conference offers seminars like:
- “Quieting Your Inner Critic”
- “Setting Up Your Independent Publishing Business”
- “Seven Trade Secrets For Selling Your Travel Stories”
- Busting the 5 Myths of Self-Promotion”
- “Everything You Wanted to Know About Writing Your Life Story”
Some of the workshops are very practical.
Even you publish only on the Web, you need to understand how the business of writing works.
Books, books & more books – a very, very big deal
The Florida Heritage Book Festival – free and open to the public as always – happens all day Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Flagler College’s Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine.
Prepare to meet bestselling authors, see presentations, stand in line at book signings, shop in the marketplace and win prizes.
This year’s Festival offers free trolley service for the City Parking Garage, and Bugg’s Bistro – 74 King St. – is open for drinks, snacks and lunch.
The Festival’s mission is to promote literacy and some of its proceeds are donated to the St. Johns County Friends of the Libraries and the Newspaper in Education program of the St. Augustine Record.
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