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Ventana Sierra Advanced Writing Workshop in Carson City, Nevada
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  Help us help youth in need while deepening your craft, honing your skills and working toward your personal writing goals. Our stellar faculty includes three top writing coaches; six literary agents; two publishers; two editors; three college-level writing teachers; and a dozen award-winning, best-selling poets, memoirists, essayists and authors.

The Ventana Sierra Advanced Writing Workshop was created specifically to help writers of all genres reach a higher plateau. The craft breakouts are specifically designed to go deeper than those you might find elsewhere. Faculty-led group critique and optional one-on-one manuscript critiques are apex-level. State of the industry talks and agent/editor panels provide the latest information to help you decide the best way to reach your publishing goals. This year we add poetry and creative nonfiction/memoir tracks to last year's fiction. Plus, we'll show you how to polish your queries/synopsis/proposals/pitches, all leading up to a great agent speed dating session.

This event is the brainchild of ten-time NY Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins, whose travels as a young adult author have brought her into contact with young people with big dreams but limited resources. Ellen founded Ventana Sierra, a 501(c)(3), to help youth-in-need reach for their dreams. Learn more about the nonprofit here: www.ventanasierra.org. All net proceeds from the Ventana Sierra Advanced Writing Workshop directly benefit Ventana Sierra’s nonprofit programs.

Learn more here: www.ventanasierraworkshops.com

 

 
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Website www.ventanasierraworkshops.com
Year Established 2013
Program Description For writers of poetry, creative nonfiction/memoir and fiction. Deep craft workshops, state of the industry talks, peer critiques, agent speed dating. Optional intensives. Benefits our nonprofit Ventana Sierra, helping at-risk youth realize their dreams.
Upcoming Event
Jun 7 - 8, 2014
Venue: Carson City Public Library, 900 N. Roop Street, Carson City NV
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Number of Programs/Year 1
Program Length 2 or 3 days
Group Size or S:T Ratio 100
Program Focus Autobiography/Memoir, Children's, Fiction, Humor, Marketing, Mystery, Nature, Non-fiction, Poetry, Publishing, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Young Adult
Faculty 2014: Top writing coaches; publishers, including small press; editors; agents; award-winning poets, essayists and memoirists; authors of middle grade, YA, NA and adult fiction; college-level writing professors
Costs Early registration: $300 (until May 1, 2014); Regular registration: $350; Optional add-on intensives: $100; Optional 20 minute one-on-one Manuscript Evaluation: $75
U.S. Locations Carson City, Nevada
Months June
Sponsor's Calendar Link ventanasierraworkshops.com/events/the-advanced-writers-workshop/
Sponsor's Facebook Page www.facebook.com/VSworkshops
Contact Ellen Hopkins
Executive director
Ventana Sierra Inc.
PO Box 18005
Reno, NV 89511
United States
Phone: 775 384-2290
Fax: 775 849-1707
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