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June 10, 2017 Writing Conference in Poughkeepsie, NY

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Hi folks,
I'm super excited to share this year's conference news! As many of you know, I'm part of CWHV (Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley), and we've been busy creating the line-up for our fifth annual writer's conference. It's going to be better than ever! We really took last year's feedback to heart. (slightly shorter lunch, more one-on-one critique slots, and keep the choice of PB and novel workshop options.) PLUS special guest,-  Harold Underdown!

Join us on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Poughkeepsie, NY as industry professionals share their knowledge and expertise, as well as hands-on writing exercises and networking opportunities. By popular demand, one-on-one professional critiques will also be available. NEW this year, a 'First Impressions' panel where participants' first 100 words of their manuscript will be critiqued at random. No guarantees yours will be read, but we'll get through as many as possible. Here's how it works: Bring 5 copies of the first 100 words of your double-spaced, typed manuscript -with only the title and genre. No names please. First pages will be collected at the beginning of the conference and chosen at random for comment and critique by a panel of the full faculty.  Would an editor or agent read on? See what type of writing makes a good first impression!   

Our fabulous faculty includes: 
-John M. Cusisk, Literary Agent, Folio Literary Management
-Sarah Jane Abbot, Assistant Editor, Beach Lane Books
-Brett Duquette, Editor, Sterling Publishing
-Harold Underdown, Independent Editor, owner of the Purple Crayon website and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing

Registration and more information will be posted this week at our website: http://www.cwhv.org/

As always, PM me with any questions. I hope to see many of you there!

Della

#1 - April 08, 2017, 10:49 AM
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Interesting! I live in the Hudson Valley, and I haven't heard of this organization before. Always looking for new local things to recommend to people! :-)
#2 - April 09, 2017, 05:46 PM
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Hey Jennifer! A group of us volunteers founded CWHV several years ago to offer more hands-on writing workshops to our local writing community. We had organized SCBWI conferences for years before that! Actually, you were a presenter down when the conference was in Fishkill, I believe. For a variety of reasons, including the new RA switching the SCBWI conference to September and that we really wanted to offer more interactive workshops,  we decided to go out on our own (hence CWHV) and maintain the June date.  It's worked out great so far! I'm glad you know about us now!   :yup

Della
#3 - April 09, 2017, 06:14 PM
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I'll be there! I'm looking forward to it...
#4 - May 11, 2017, 01:17 PM
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The Purple Crayon, a children's book editor's site: http://www.underdown.org/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/HUnderdown

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My ultimate aspiration!
I've dreamed of attending that conference for as long as I've been a member on these boards.
Maybe on John's 50th, which coincides with our 25th:four and a half years from now.
#5 - May 12, 2017, 12:09 PM

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There's still time to register! As of now, there are a couple spots left for the conference this weekend.  http://www.cwhv.org/p/schedule.html

If you're interested, send an email to our registration person,  Karen Orloff asap!  www.orloff@bestweb.net;



#6 - June 03, 2017, 07:41 PM
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