Friday, April 26, 2013

Live from the 2013 Missouri Writers Guild Conference!

Live from the 2013 Missouri Writers Guild Conference!
By Brad R. Cook

This weekend writers from across the country will gather in St. Louis for the annual Missouri Writers Guild Conference. This year’s title, Bringing Writers Together, seems a fitting tribute to the spirit of the conference and guess what you can be part of it too! To showcase this event and its speakers, The Writers’ Lens partnered with St. Louis Writers Guild and Missouri Writers Guild to host a series of live webchats. Our hope is to expand the attendees' experience with greater depth to the workshop and highlight this wonderful conference. Plus for those who couldn’t make it or have never been to a conference you get an inside look at what the Missouri Writers Guild has put together and you’ll want to come next year.

We will conduct a series of short interviews, about 10 minutes in length, with some of the conference’s speakers. If you watch live online you get to see the funny outtakes as we prepare, a bit of the back stage magic, but we edit those parts out for the final cut. More importantly, you can ask questions if you watch the live interviews. But don’t worry, if you can’t make the live broadcast, the interviews will be posted here on The Writers’ Lens, St. Louis Writers Guild's website and social media platforms, as well as on the Missouri Writers Guild’s sites.  

There are several ways to participate:
Watch live online and ask questions via text chat (a free Livestream account is required)
Ask questions via Twitter using @writerslens or @stlwritersguild (please tweet during the scheduled times)
Watching the recorded interview (will be posted on all our social media platforms within a week of the conference)

Livestream Link – use this link to view the interviews

The interview times (these are estimated blocks of time)
Friday – 3pm to 5pm with a special broadcast at 6:45pm
Saturday – 4:15pm to 6:30pm

For exact times please follow @writerslens or @stlwritersguild
We will tweet when we are about to begin. You can also login to Livestream and you will be alerted to the beginning of the interviews.

We hope you’ll join us!

Missouri Writers Guild
2013 Annual Conference
Bringing Writers Together!

April 26-28, 2013
At the
Sheraton Westport
Lakeside Chalet
191 Westport Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63146

If you want to learn more about the speakers, schedules, contests, pitch sessions, book signings, and more please visit -
or visit their blog and hear directly from the speakers –

St. Louis Writers Guild’s Author Series is a monthly live broadcast held on the third Thursday of every month. To view the live broadcast and ask questions via text you will need to sign up for a free Livestream account.

Brad R. Cook is a historical fantasy author and President of St. Louis Writers Guild. Please visit or follow me on Twitter @bradrcook

No comments:

Post a Comment