Get Published! 2018
|At a Glance|
|Location:||Herrick District Library (300 S River Ave Holland, MI 49423)|
|Registration:||Herrick Registration Page (Though registration is not required, it is highly suggested if you want to submit your own work for review by our editorial panel — see below)|
|You Should Bring:||For the workshop component of the day, you should bring your laptop, tablet or favorite pen, as well as a scene you are working on. If you want to submit a selection for the First Page Critique session, you may do so at the Registration link, above, or by dropping a printed copy at the Check-In Table on the day of the event.|
About the Event
MiFiWriters is once again proud to partner with the Herrick District Library to bring you the 3rd annual Get Published! event on Saturday, March 10.
Bring your laptop, tablet, or favorite pen. This year’s Get Published! writers conference will tackle important milestones in your journey to becoming a more proficient writer. Two panel discussions with audience participation will take place, followed by genre-grouped workshops where you’ll be given the chance to put your newfound knowledge into practice under the expert guidance of experienced editors. This year’s topics will be:
PANEL: Voice and Point of View
How to choose the right POV. How the “voice” and style of writing colors the writing and makes your story unique.
WORKSHOP: Voice and Point of View
In the workshop you will use guidelines discussed in the panel session to write a short scene based on a writing prompt. You will choose the POV that will shape the character’s perspective and dialogue, making it unique.
Since sending your best work to an editor greatly increases your chances of acceptance, learning to self-edit to polish and refine your work is crucial. How to examine your work objectively and critically is a skill you must hone to become a successful writer.
For the workshop, please bring a scene you would want to work on editing. Then share with your peers and editors and receive real-time feedback.
This year Get Published! will also include one hour of First Page Critiques.You may submit the first page (400 words max) of one of your stories to have it live-critiqued by our editorial panel. These samples will give attendees an editor’s perspective when reading the opening to your story or book. Due to time constraints, it’s possible not all submitted stories will be critiqued. (To submit your work, follow the Registration link, below.)
The event is free and runs 9:50am – 4:00pm. All day attendance is not required. Doors open at 9:30.
Pre-registration is open at herrickdl.org. Again, although registration is not required, it is highly suggested that you follow this link to submit your excerpt for the live First Page Critique session.
Herrick Library is located at:
MiFiWriters is an independent publisher based in Holland, Michigan. The company publishes an annual short story anthology of themed speculative fiction featuring the voices of new writers from Michigan and around the world. MiFiWriters is committed to helping emerging writers develop their voice and skills through events like Get Published! and an annual Writers Retreat.
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|Get Published! 2018|
|Schedule of Events|
|9:30-9:50||Check In/Registration – Bookstore Open|
|10:15-11:00||Panel Discussion: Voice and POV
How telling the story from different POV’s shapes the narrative. How to choose the right narrative. How the “voice” and style of writing colors the story in a unique way and makes your story unique.
|11:00-11:45||Workshop – Voice and POV: SciFi/Fantasy, Children/Teens, General
Using guidelines discussed in the panel session, you will write a short scene based on a writing prompt. You will choose one character’s POV, then shape their perspective and dialogue to make it unique. You will be able to share with attendees and receive feedback and guidance.
|11:45-1:00||Lunch Break – Bookstore Open|
|1:00-2:00||Live Slush Pile Reading: First Page Critiques
Attendees may submit the first page of any manuscript which will be read and critiqued by our editorial panel. These samples will give attendees an editor’s perspective when reading the opening to your story or book.
|2:00-2:15||Break – Bookstore Open|
|2:15-3:00||Panel Discussion: Self-Editing
Sending your best work to an editor greatly increases your chances of acceptance. Learning to self-edit to polish and refine your work is critical. How to examine your work objectively and critically is a skill you must hone to be a successful writer.
Bring a scene and work on editing it (alternatively, edit the scene you produced during the opening workshop). Then share with your peers and editors and receive real-time feedback.
|3:45-4:00||Closing, Feedback Forms, and DOOR PRIZES|
Schedule… click here to open the schedule as a Google Doc