Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Live From The Missouri Writers' Guild Conference!

Live from the Missouri Writers' Guild Conference!
By Brad R. Cook

This weekend is the Missouri Writers Guild’s Write Time! Writer Place! Write Now! 2012 Conference. To showcase this great annual writing conference The Writers’ Lens has partnered with St. Louis Writers Guild and Missouri Writers Guild to host a series of live webchats with the conference speakers. It is our hope to expand the attendees' experience and highlight this wonderful conference. Not to mention give those people who can’t make it a chance to get an inside look.

T.W. Fendley, David Lucas, and I will conduct a series of short interviews with the Speakers and Organizers of the MWG Conference. We will then post the interviews here on The Writers’ Lens, as well as St. Louis Writers Guild’s Eliot Blog and perhaps even the MWG Conference Blog. Links to these sites will be posted next week.

Each interview will last about 10 minutes and will cover topics specific to each speaker. I’ll post the list on Friday. If you are watching live, there will be some down times between interviews, but that just means you’ll get to see some of the back stage magic.

Here is our interview schedule –
Friday, April 20, 3 – 4 pm and 9:30 – 10:10pm
Saturday, April 21, 3 – 5:30pm and 10:30 – 11pm
Sunday, April 22, 12:30 – 1:50pm

Best of all, there are a couple of ways to participate.
If you want to watch the Webchats live, you will need to send an email with your name and email address to writerslens (at) gmail (dot) com you will then be sent an invite to watch the interviews. People viewing the live webchats can ask questions via text chat.

If you’re not able to watch the live interviews but still want to ask a question – you can – just tweet your question. Please include our Twitter name @writerslens or we might not see you question.

If you can’t watch the webchats live, we will be posting them after the conference at no cost.

We hope you’ll join us!

You can still register for the Missouri Writers Guild Conference. Just sign up online or arrive at the conference and register. For more information please visit

You can also keep track of the conference on Twitter by following the hash tags #mwgconference and #SLWG


  1. Nice thing you're doing. I'm going to give it a little shout out on my blog:

  2. What a great idea! That's a great service you're doing for writers who can't attend.

    I'll be at the conference tomorrow before the business meeting starts and hope I can stick around for the evening events. Either way, I'll be back for the day on Saturday.

    Let me know if you need a coffee or anything to sustain you through the webcsts.