Summer in Words writing conference to hit Cannon Beach this June
CANNON BEACH — Best-selling author and Oregon Coast devotee Matt Love will headline the roster for the seventh annual Summer in Words Writing Conference held at the Hallmark Inn & Resort in Cannon Beach, June 19 to 22. A full weekend of workshops, presentations and keynote addresses by speakers, best-selling authors and industry experts will focus on the craft and business of writing. The theme for this year’s conference is Craft, Connection & Community. Summer in Words provides aspiring and established writers the opportunity to hone their writing skills, learn the latest insights about the ever-changing publishing world, and network with fellow writers and professionals. Cost for all three days is $285; single-day or single-event pricing is also available.
The conference kicks off Thursday evening, June 19 with a chance for participants to meet and mingle. On Friday, June 20 workshops will be taught by John Ellis, Jessica Morrell, Randall Platt and Love. Friday’s workshops will be followed by a reception and book signing with books from Cloud & Leaf Bookstore and a talk by bestselling fantasy author Karen Azinger. Her talk, “A Fearless Path to Publishing!” will describe her path from a mailbox full of rejections to a five-figure deal from one of the Big Six publishing houses, to then taking her destiny into her own hands, forming her own publishing company, and gaining avid fans around the world.
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