Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dogwood Conference

What am I doing this weekend? I’m attending the Dogwood Writing Conference. See details below:

Join KYOWA members and fellow writers at the third annual Dogwood Writing Conference at beautiful Greenbo Lake State Resort Park located in eastern Kentucky.

Dates: April 25-26, 2008

Location: Greenup County Resort Park
965 Lodge Road (off KY Route 1)
Greenup, KY 41144-9517
Park Phone: 606-474-7324, 800-325-0083

Host Chapter: KYOWA (KY-OHIO-WV) 180
Contact Mary Shortridge

Fee: $45.00 for non KYOWA members.
Includes Friday night Ice Cream Social/Program
Saturday Continental Breakfast, Luncheon,
and all workshops
We have a special nightly rate at the lodge of $71.96
for up to two people ($10/person over 2)
and a block of rooms for one or both nights.
Phone the park directly for reservations.
(Please note: KY Parks System bills your credit card
for the first night when you reserve your room. It will
be refunded if you cancel by the day before
your arrival.)


PAMELA KING CABLE, Motivational Speaker, Author
New Release: Southern Fried Women
“When a speaker genuinely enjoys what she is doing as much as Pamela King Cable obviously enjoys speaking, there isn’t an audience in the world that isn’t swept up in the experience. I’ve been to all sorts of workshops, forums, and readings, but I’ve yet to see a crowd as captivated as they are at every single one of Pam’s presentations that I’ve attended. She literally becomes the words she has written and the characters she has created—it is a mesmerizing thing to behold.” Edmund R Schubert, Editor, Author

“Pamela Cable presented a program for our Sisters In Crime chapter … about Writing Conferences and Classes. Her presentation was informative, professional, and most enjoyable. Pamela's enthusiasm for the writing process is encouraging to the beginner writer as well as the more seasoned one. I recommend her highly as a public speaker…” Helen Goodman, Triad Chapter, Sisters In Crime

DR VIRGIL DAVIS, PhD, Reiki Master, 7th Degree Black Belt in
Dr Davis is a full professor of Psychology. He has published several
articles and co-authored the First and Second Editions of Understanding Psychology. He is the owner of Davis Karate Studio in Morehead, KY and and has worked extensively with disadvantaged and disabled young people, teaching the Karate discipline.

"Today's knowledge of human potential, as well as results in success motivation studies, provide solid evidence, if not unquestionable proof, that it is our thinking; the thoughts that we put in our minds (and allow to stay there), that determines whether we succeed or fail in reaching specific goals or in the performance of the majority of the activities in which we participate daily.

Think one way, and you attract the conditions which that type of thinking indicates. Think another way, and you attract an entirely different set of conditions. Conditions are created by thoughts much more than conditions create thoughts. It’s the simple law of attraction, a concept which has been recently discussed in detail by Rhonda Byrne in her popular book and DVD entitled 'The Secret'. "
from "The Secret: 'I Can't' Becomes Self-Fulfilling Prophesy" by Virgil Davis, 4/11/2007.

MADDIE JAMES, Author, Speaker

I’m often asked—why write romance novels? And the answer to that question is simple. What better a subject to write about than developing relationships between two people? About the pitfalls along the way? About falling in love? About happily-ever-after?
What could be better?
I hope when you read my stories that you laugh a little, cry a little, and can’t wait to read a little bit more. That’s the way I feel when I write my stories. I laugh and cry and I can’t wait to get to the end so I can get my story told. That’s what keeps me writing!
Current Releases: The Curse
Ladies of Legend: Finding Home (with Janet
Eaves, Magdalena Scott, Jan Scarborough)


Ellora's Cave
Cerridwen Press

Wild Rose Press

Book Cents Literacy Agency, LLC

Editors and agents will take pitch appointments on Saturday. However, there is a relaxed, informal atmosphere, especially Friday evening, and there will be unstructured time for all to meet and mix.



Dinner on your own. The lodge offers a full buffet, plus menu choices from 5:00-8:00 PM.

7:00 Workshop with Dr Virgil Davis
Basic self-defense for women followed by a question and
session in martial arts, psychology, Reiki, Chuck Norris
(Dr Davis worked with Mr Norris in martial arts training and
8:00 (Or whenever) Ice Cream Social/Mixer as late as you wish.


8:00 Continental Breakfast (the Lodge has a breakfast buffet for
those with a more hearty appetite)

8:30 - 12:00 Workshops

12:00 Luncheon: Ami Russell from Wild Rose Press, Keynote

1:15 - 2:30 Open Critique: Participants should bring two pages of their WIP(s) for comments by a panel composed of our editors and agent.

2:45-5:00 Workshops

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