3rd Annual Ventura County Writers’ Weekend 3rd Annual Ventura County Writers’ Weekend November 2 & 3 in Camarillo, CA

vcww13An Intensive Weekend Conference to

Advanced registration closes at midnight October 31st
On-site prices will increase an average of 20%

12:30 to 1 PM  Q and A

Learn from two former Executive Editors who work daily with writers to create stories publishers want.

Instructors: Literary agent and former Executive Editor, Toni  Lopopolo, and one of California’s preeminent editors and author of over 35 books, Shelly Lowenkopf. Shelly has personally seen over 700 books to publication.

One-half hour break for off-site lunch.

Writing the Memoir – Truth Is Indeed Stranger Than Fiction
1:30 – 3 PM

Life is always more bizarre, tragic, or inspiring than any work of fiction. Recounting life experience, even for brief periods of time, requires a skill set that goes well beyond self-reflection.

  • How do you focus the story?
  • What is the real story not the actions but the emotions that people relate to?
  • What are the pillars of writing a great memoir?

You don’t have to be famous to have a great story. Learn from three award-winning memoir authors on how to translate your experience to the page with vivid prose.

Panelists: Memoirists Jervey Tervalon and Alice Rene, with author/memoirist Matthew Pallamary 
Moderator: Literary agent Toni Lopopolo

Literary Agent Panel
What top regional agents are selling and what type of books they are looking to sign
3:30 – 5 PM 

Four regional literary agents will discuss what publishers are looking for and what they are currently selling. What trends are gaining momentum and which are fading. There will be at least 30 minutes of Q&A

BONUS: Ten attendees to the morning workshop will pitch the agents with their “log line or elevator pitch” created at the earlier session. Listen and watch the agents react and learn how to fine tune your pitch.

Panelists: Four literary agents:  Charlotte Gusay, B.J. Robbins, Toni Lopopolo, Dana Newman and Bonita Nelson.
Moderator: Author, book marketer and Writers’ Weekend organizer Kate Sexton

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1 Response to 3rd Annual Ventura County Writers’ Weekend 3rd Annual Ventura County Writers’ Weekend November 2 & 3 in Camarillo, CA

  1. Rosie Rosenzweig says:

    Will you never come to Boston? RR

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