2018 WIFYR Launch Party

With Special Guest Speaker Ann Dee Ellis

Ann Dee Ellis, author

It’s our third annual WIFYR Kick-off! Our speaker this year? None other than the amazing Ann Dee Ellis, an award-winning author of several middle grade and young adult novels. In addition to listening to Ann Dee, we will also enjoy writing exercises, prize drawings, and mingling with other writers. What’s better than that?

Who? You and your writing buddies, ages 16+. Space is limited, so make sure you register to get your ticket. (Limit: 65 people)

When? Thursday, Jan. 18th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where? The Young Room @ the Provo Library at Academy Square (550 N. University Ave. Provo, UT)

Cost? Please bring a potluck dish for eight and one writing quote (or prompt) printed on a 3×5 card.

2018 Agent/Editor Retreat

With Agent Jenna Pocius (Red Fox Literary) & Editor Sarah McCabe (Simon & Schuster)

The fourth annual Agent Retreat from Carol Lynch Williams and Cheri Pray Earl is now (at least for this year) an Agent/Editor Retreat!

The event kicks off on Wednesday, February 28th, with a FREE plenary from both Jenna and Sarah. They will speak and answer questions about publishing children’s literature. Please plan on attending from 5:30 – 7 PM at Brigham Young University (room number to be announced).

On March 1st – 3rd, attendees can register for a full-day retreat that will include a potluck lunch, presentations, Q&A sessions, and the ability to submit your manuscript for the cold, hard critique. Additionally, attendees may choose to purchase a critique session with either Sarah or Jenna.

For more detailed information about the retreat, including the registration packages, instructions on how to register, and cost, please visit agentretreatutah.wordpress.com/registration.

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