William Bernhardt – Rose State Short Course on Writing

Word Wizard.

Word Wizard.

William Bernhardt’s Rose State Short Course Writing program is worth your time and money. Not just because, I’ll be teaching a short course on the Joy of Research, worth the price right there. But because the slate of presenters and the availability to meet authors who know the craft surpasses many conferences that charge quite a bit more. And offer less. The following speaks for itself.

On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 8:39 PM, William Bernhardt Writing Programs wrote:

Rose State Short Course on Writing (Sept 19-21)

I’m sending this e-bulletin to all the area writers I know, hoping you’ll take this chance to support our program and learn more about the rapidly changing world of books and publishing. The Rose State Short Course on Writing will take place over the weekend of September 19-21. I hope you can be there, because this year we have the best lineup of presenters ever.

This years’ Guest of Honor is Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean (the first-ever Oprah Book Club selection) and many other fine novels. In addition to writing, Mitchard teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and has served as a jurist for the National Book Award. More than twenty other superb writers, editors, and literary agents will attend, including Russell Lawson, Constance Squires, Oklahoma Poet Laureate Nathan Brown, Rene Gutteridge, Sonia Gensler, Anna Myers, Carl Sennhenn, and the Oklahoma Author of the Year, John Wooley.

The Short Course begins Friday night with an evening program featuring the keynote address. Three tracks of programming will run all day Saturday and Sunday, covering every kind of writing: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, literary fiction, young adult fiction, screenwriting, and journaling. We’re giving a special focus to the many opportunities afforded by the rapidly changing world of books and publishing–eBooks, independent publishing, print-on-demand, author-generated audiobooks, price pulsing, marketing on a shoestring, hybrid authors, and much much more.

As before, registration costs $129. We’ve been able to hold to this unmatched low price because of the support and sponsorship of Rose State College, so if you see anyone from the College, please thank them. Once registered, you may attend all sessions and enter the contests. There are six contest categories this year (Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Writing for Young People). Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. Submission guidelines are available on the Short Course website. I encourage you to sign up for one-on-one meetings with agents, editors, and other writers, and to submit the first page of your work-in-progress for Saturday’s First Page Panel. The panel will discuss as many of them as possible, explaining what they liked or disliked, what grabbed them and what didn’t.

If you have any more questions, just email me ( willbern@gmail.com) or call 405 203 8641 or visit the website: http://www.rose.edu/shortcourse. You can register by calling: 733-7392.

All the cool kids will be there. I hope you will be too,

William Bernhardt

For more information, visit www.rose.edu/shortcourse
or call 405-203-8641 .


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