2012 Desert Dreams Writers’ Conference, April 27-29, 2012 in Scottsdale,
Arizona. Our early bird registration ends December 31, 2011.
2012 is the biggest Desert Dreams Conference yet! Saturday keynote speaker is best-selling author ALLISON BRENNAN. Best-selling author BOB MAYER presents his “Write It Forward” seminar on Friday afternoon in a four-hour workshop (included in conference registration fee). MARTHA ALDERSON, aka The Plot Whisperer, presents a two-hour workshop on Sunday morning.
Other speakers include: Beth Andrews, Terri Brisbin, Laurie
Schnebly-Campbell, Brenda Chin, Deni Deitz, Winnie Griggs, Michele
Grajkowski, Elizabeth Hoyt, Erin Kellison, Cindy Kirk, Gini Koch, Jess
Macallan, Brenda Novak, Erin Quinn, Tara Taylor Quinn, Caris Roane, Vijaya Schartz, Amber Scott, Maggie Shayne, Linda Style, Kris Tualla, Alexis
Walker, Tawny Weber, Cherry Weiner.
Conference registration includes Friday mixer and dinner, Friday afternoon
workshops, Saturday editor/agent panel, editor/agent appointment, Saturday workshops, book signing, Saturday luncheon, Saturday night dinner and brainstorming session, use of hospitality suite, Sunday Plot Whisperer workshop, discounted rates at the all-suites Chaparral Suites Hotel in Scottsdale.
Attendees are also eligible to enter the Realizing the Dream contest (open
to the first 50 contestants), which guarantees each entrant a read with an
editor or agent.
Everyone registered by December 31, 2011 will be entered into a drawing to win a second editor/agent appointment.
Registration for RWA members is $215 through December 31, 2011; non-RWA members pay $235 through 12/31/2011. Prices increase $20 on 1/1/2012. Registration deadline is March 15, 2012, or earlier if all spaces sell out sooner.
To register, visit
http://www,desertroserwa.org. For questions, email Susan Lanier at
2012 Desert Dreams Conference Coordinator
April 27 – 29, 2012