I always enjoy myself at the DeSales University Craft & Story mini conference held in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. The event is planned by the very talented storyteller and author Juilene Osborne-McKnight. Several sessions are led by industry pros, and there is always an outstanding keynote luncheon. Recent keynotes include Native American writer Joseph Bruchac and Arthurian writer Jack Whyte. This year's keynote is by Sharyn McCrumb, bestselling Appalachian mystery writer.
Please note that you may attend the whole (half-day) conference or just the keynote luncheon. Stop me and say hello if you do come out.
Conference at a glance:
Sat., Nov. 1, 2008
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Center Valley, PA
Keynote: Sharyn McCrumb
Session instructors: Natalia Aponte (literary agent), Ann E. Michael (creative nonfiction writer), William Greenway (award-winning poet)
Cost: $75 Full conference; $35 Luncheon only
Contact: Gloria Lewis, Dept. of Humanities, Dooling Hall, DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, Pa. 18034; 610-282-1100 x 1317