Monday, August 19, 2013

Free writers’ festival Aug. 24 offers tips for kids & adults

If you’ve never been to a writers’ conference, St. Louis Writers Guild’s fourth annual writers’ festival in Kirkwood Park is the perfect way to start. 

The free mini-conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at Lions Amphitheater in Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Rd. No pre-registration is required.

Created to honor the Guild’s 90th Anniversary, the day includes workshops from industry professionals, books from local authors, and plenty of food for all to enjoy.

This year’s workshops for adults will include presentations by:
·      author Nicole Evelina
·      editor Mary Menke
·      the Book Professor Nancy Baumann
·      children’s author Tim Hill and
·      the winners of the 2013 Deane Wagner Poetry Contest.

Susan Grigsby
Local children’s author and educator, Susan Grigsby, will offer a writing workshop from 11 a.m. to noon for kids in 4th-8th grade.

Sponsors of Writers in the Park 2013 are Sheila Dugan Voice & Speech Studio; Judith D. Chouteau/Fine Firsts; Jeannine Dahlberg, Author; Patricia Bubash,; and Missouri Writers Guild.

In case of extreme heat or rain, the conference will move indoors at the Kirkwood Community Center. Event schedule and speaker biographies will soon be posted on

1 comment:

  1. The schedule for Writers in the Park 2013 is now posted on St. Louis Writers Guild's website.