Writing Short Course

Program

September 19-21, 2014

"The Best Time to Be a Writer"

In 2014, Rose State College will again present the Short Course on Writing to provide useful creative and professional advice to writers and aspiring writers. Last year’s Short Course was attended by more than two hundred people. This year the College will expand the program with more presenters, more agents, and more contest categories. Organized by New York Times-bestselling author William Bernhardt, this conference will bring some of the nation’s most successful writers and literary agents to Oklahoma.

More than thirty published writers, agents, editors, and others in the publishing industry will present at the Short Course, led by Guest-of-Honor Jacqueline Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean, the first book selected for Oprah’s Book Club, and John Wooley, Oklahoma author of more than thirty books of fiction and nonfiction. Authors will share their secrets, agents will provide one-on-one consultations with writers, and editors will talk with attendees interested in writing for their publications.

Whether you write fiction, poetry, memoir, or creative nonfiction, this workshop will have something to help you grow as a writer and publish your work. This Short Course will explore all aspects of why this is the best time to be a writer.

Faculty

The faculty will be headed by #1 New York Times-bestselling author Jacqueline Mitchard, Hall of Fame author John Wooley, New York literary agent Michael Sterling, young adult sensation Anna Myers, novelist Kent Anderson, screenplay writer Rene Gutteridge, poet Nathan Brown, and many other special guests.

Jacquelyn Mitchard - Guest of Honor

Jacquelyn Mitchard - Guest of Honor

John Wooley- Oklahoma Author of the Year

John Wooley- Oklahoma Author of the Year

Michael Sterling - Literary Agent

Michael Sterling - Literary Agent

Constance Squires - Award Winning Author

Constance Squires - Award Winning Author

B. Kent Anderson

B. Kent Anderson

Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown

Terry Burns

Terry Burns

Steffie Corcoran

Steffie Corcoran

Mike Farris

Mike Farris

Sonia Gensler

Sonia Gensler

Rene Gutteridge

Rene Gutteridge

Russell M. Lawson

Russell M. Lawson

Michael Mason

Michael Mason

Anna Myers

Anna Myers

Jaz Primo

Jaz Primo

Carl Sennhenn

Carl Sennhenn

Amy Dee Stephens

Amy Dee Stephens

Lara Wells

Lara Wells

Patrick von Wiegandt

Patrick von Wiegandt

William Bernhardt - Executive Director

William Bernhardt - Executive Director

Contests

This year, the Short Course will add a new category—Memoir—in addition to Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Writing for Children & Young Adults.

Entries for the 2014 Short Course Contest may be submitted at any time after the entrant has registered for the Short Course. The deadline for entries will be September 10, 2014. Winners will be announced September 19, 2014 at the Friday night program. There is no additional fee for entering the contests, and you may enter as many categories as you wish, but you may only enter one submission in each category, and you may not enter the same material in multiple categories. The six categories are: Fiction (short stories or novel segments), Nonfiction, Poetry, Flash Fiction, Writing for Children & Young Adults, and Memoir. All submissions are limited to ten pages or fewer except Flash Fiction, which is limited to two pages. Entries must be submitted in the following format: double-spaced, Times New Roman, twelve-point font, one-inch margins on all sides. The title, author name, and category should appear on a cover sheet, but not on the manuscript pages. Manuscripts will not be returned. Portions of first-place winning entries may be read at the Friday-night program.

First place winners in each category will receive a $100 prize. Second place will be $50. The awarding of Honorable Mention prizes will be at the judges’ discretion.

The Contests are only open to people who have registered for the Short Course. No manuscript that has been previously published, in print or electronically, may be submitted. Material that has previously won First Place at the Rose State Short Course may not be resubmitted. Please do not include your registration material or check with your contest entry. Contest submissions should be sent to this address: Rose State College, Attention:Community Learning Center, 6420 SE 15th Street, Midwest City OK 73110.

Registration

The cost of the Short Course is $129. Rose State College students may attend at the discounted rate of $49. Rose State faculty may attend the Short Course free of charge. You may register:

By Phone with a credit card by calling 405.733.7392.

In Person at Rose State College, Community Learning Center, 6420 SE 15th Street, Midwest City OK 73110.

By Mail by sending your name, address, phone, and email information with payment to: Rose State College, Community Learning Center, 6420 SE 15th Street, Midwest City OK 73110.  Please make checks payable to: Rose State College.

Registered attendees will receive email with additional information shortly before the Short Course begins.

Program

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Rose State College
6420 S.E. 15th Street.
Midwest City, OK 73110-2704
Phone: 405-733-ROSE (7673)
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