Join us for the 6th Annual Montezuma All-Iowa Writers’ Conference on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Community Hope Church Community Center, 110 Circle V Ranch Road, in Montezuma. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the conference runs from 9 – 4. If you pre-register, the cost is only $30 per person, and that includes lunch. You will also have several chances to win door prizes, including the grand prize of a Kindle!
Click the following link for the pre-registration form: 2015 Pre-Registration Form
Thomas Maltman, author of the 2014 “All Iowa Reads” novel Little Wolves, will be headlining this year’s conference. Maltman, who is from the Twin Cities area, is also the author of the award-winning novel, The Night Birds. Joining Thomas will be Elaine Marie Cooper, author of the award winning historical novel, Fields of the Fatherless and Tim Bascom, director of Creative Writing at Waldorf College. Also presenting will be Maggie Myers, whose success of her self-published book, The Final Piece, led her to sign with Gelfman and Schneider Literary Agency and Lake Union Publishing. Author Matthew Davenport who supports the writing community with his company, Davenport Writes, will also be joining us. Rounding out our amazing line-up is Iowa City author, Larry Baker. His first novel, The Flamingo Rising, was published in 1997 by Knopf and was adapted for a Hallmark TV movie in 2001. For anyone who has ever dreamed of writing a book, this is a must-attend event!
Be sure to enter the 2015 Fiction Contest! First place prize is $100, 2nd place is $50 and third is $25. The rules are: 2500 words or less, 1 entry per person with a $5 fee per entry. Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 7. Winners will be announced at the conference, but they don’t have to attend to enter or win. Entries need to be mailed to: Our Front Porch Books, 4746 100th Street, Montezuma, Iowa 50171.
Also, don’t miss the opportunity to have Thomas Maltman critique your manuscript or current writing project! Spaces are limited so check out the information on this website and register today!