We're excited…

Soon we’ll be announcing some of our generous sponsorships that we’ve received. These are amazing opportunities for the Festival to be EVEN better! One is a **Scholarship** sponsorship for one person to attend the Master Class, All day Festival, and wiener roast as their guest. We’ll announce how to apply. If you know of someoneContinue reading “We're excited…”

Early Bird is nearly gone…

There will be a price jump on February 1, 2020 for the Wine Country Writer’s Festival. The response has been amazing. Many are registered and are now just hangin’ out until September with nary a worry in the world. Here’s the calendar: Master Class: currently only $30 for a three hour session. February 1–price increaseContinue reading “Early Bird is nearly gone…”

What if I'm too shy?

Attending a conference can be an intimidating bit of business. Phew. I remember my first one. I was terrified. I walked into the room judging everyone–I never felt judged–not once. It was my own insecurities that held me back. I thought omg they’re all writers and I won’t fit in at all. That wasn’t veryContinue reading “What if I'm too shy?”

A Little Business…A Little Fun…

Business: In exactly two weeks, February 01, 2020, the early bird prices will increase for the festival. If you registered that’s great but you must complete payment. Things like blue pencils will not be reserved unless payment has been completed. Current prices are: Master Class with Sam Hiyate (See specifics on the NEWS thread) onlyContinue reading “A Little Business…A Little Fun…”

Why you should register early…

One of the most common questions asked is: Why would I register now when the event is over eight months away? I’ll admit it’s a good question and I’m going to tell you why now would be a great time to make sure you’re all signed up and paid. If you sign up now youContinue reading “Why you should register early…”

Check the Presenters Page…

We have a couple of new names added to our list. We’re excited to have both Christina and Dwayne on board for the Wine Country Writer’s Festival. There will be one or two more added and then that’ll be it. Blue pencils are filling up–it’s so exciting to have your work read and critiqued byContinue reading “Check the Presenters Page…”

What's a "Blue Pencil?"

Some call it a “red” pencil but that still doesn’t really answer the question does it? A blue pencil is a process by which you, the writer, submit up to one thousand (1,000) words of your work prior to an event so that a professional writer/industry person may look over it and then meet toContinue reading “What's a "Blue Pencil?"”

Thanks for your patience…

Well, the holidays are almost over. Phew–It seems like we’ve been celebrating for a very long time. To counter that, I’ve already planned for a New York New Year’s Eve which means that at 9:01 I can be all tucked into bed. That’s the advantage to living on the west coast. Just so you know,Continue reading “Thanks for your patience…”