Sunday, October 5, 2014

St. George Book Festival “The Writer’s Journey” for aspiring authors

ST. GEORGE - The St. George Book Festival and Dixie State University is providing an excellent one-day writing workshop for aspiring authors on October 24, 2014 for free. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Holland building 4th floor on the Dixie State University Campus in St. George.

Regardless of your writing experience level—from the published author to the uninitiated, never-before-published authors—this one-day writing workshop has something significant for every participant!

St. George Book Festival Director, Virginia S Grenier says, “We have prepared the event in such a way that everyone will be able to attend speakers who will be most helpful and informative. To get everything into a one-day event, we have chosen to do break-out sessions. We honestly couldn’t have done this without the help of Darren Edwards, the editor of The Creative, the new expanded arts section of etched Magazine, and our workshop coordinator for this workshop event. We also owe a big thanks to Dixie State University in helping make this the best full day of engaged learning about the writing and publishing journey.” 
You will find a diversity of topics given by some of the best speakers in and around the State of Utah and the St. George Book Festival’s Guest Authors for this year.

Workshop Schedule
8am          Registration
9am          Dean Hughes – An Effective Writing Process
10am        Dan Willis – The Characters You Need in Your Story
                 Teri Harman – The Power of Story: Plot, Character and Conflict
11am        M. Bridget Cook – WriterJUICY! 5 Secrets of a Powerful Book
                 VS Grenier – What Goes Into an Effective Description
12pm        Box Lunch with Speakers on Campus
1:15pm     Carolyn Howard-Johnson – Clarifying the Path to Publication
                  Mikey Brooks – Story Boarding
2:15pm      Dominick Domingo – Through the Rabbit Hole: The Hero's Journey
                  L.K. Hill - Writing in Different Genres
3:15pm      J.R. Johansson – Pacing/Tension: Keeping Readers Engaged
                  Jaclyn Weist - Coming Up with Story Ideas
4:15pm      Johnny Worthen – Symbolism: Make Your Writing Do More
                  David W. Smith – Form Writing Dream to Publication
In addition to the great list of speakers scheduled, it will also be a great event for everyone to network with fellow authors in and around Washington County and industry leaders. Be sure to bring your personal business cards and book info!           

Lunch isn’t included as it is free to attend this one-day writing workshop, however, you are invited to join the speakers for a box lunch by DSU for a small fee of $15.

Registration for the event is free and open to the general public. All participants must register online before the event at

Event details and contact information
Date: October 24, 2014
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Holland bldg, 4th floor on Dixie State University Campus, St. George UT
Admission: Free, Speaker Box Lunch fee $15
Contact: Virginia S. Grenier – 435-625-1743

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