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    Sinclair Lewis Writers' Conference

    Sinclair Lewis Writers' Conference      

    This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

    This activity is made possible by a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, through funding provided by the Minnesota State Legislature.

    Presented by Sinclair Lewis Foundation

    October 14, 2017

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    FOR TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS, the Sinclair Lewis Writers’ Conference has helped aspiring writers of all levels and genres better understand their craft. Through lectures, workshops and social events, this annual conference provides learning and encouragement from the best minds in the industry.

    8:30 am REGISTRATION
    9:15 am WELCOME and OVERVIEW
    9:30 am PANEL DISCUSSION: Basics of Writing and Publishing - Faith Sullivan; Judith Guest; Lorna Landvik; Erik Hane; moderated by Jim Umhoefer
    10:30 am BREAK
    10:45 am SESSION ONE: Judith Guest: Writing a Screenplay
    Lorna Landvik: Honor Your Imagination and Find the Fun in Writing
    Erik Hane: Keys to a Strong Book Proposal
    11:45 am LUNCH
    12:45 pm KEYNOTE TALK: Faith Sullivan - “Aim For Excellence: We're All Genre Writers”
    2:00 pm SESSION TWO - Each topic from Session One will be repeated
    3:00 pm BREAK
    3:15 pm SESSION THREE - Each topic from Session One will be repeated
    4:30 pm Reception at the Palmer House Hotel (door prizes/cash bar)

    The Sinclair Lewis 2017 Writers Conference is made possible by the financial sponsorship of the following organizations: The Stearns History Museum, Minnesota National Bank of Sauk Centre, First State Bank of Sauk Centre, Central Minnesota Federal Credit Union, Stearns Electric Association, and the Sinclair Lewis Foundation. The conference is also made possible, in part, by a grant from the Central MN Arts Board with funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature from its general fund. Private donors include Pat Hanauer, Dick and Pat Lewis and Dave and Linda Simpkins. Sauk Centre Community Education is a co-sponsor of the event.

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        Sauk Centre High School Fine Arts Auditorium

        903 State Rd
        Sauk Centre, MN 56378

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        Adults: $60, Senior Citizens/College Students: $55, High School Students: $1
        (includes lunch, breaks, and reception)


        Info Phone: (320) 429-0825

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      • Dates & Times

        October 14, 2017


         8:30 a.m. -7:00 p.m.

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