Beginning Friday night from 7 to 9:30, we all enjoyed the work our members shared with their readings and meeting new and old friends.
Saturdays events included Deidre Knight with an overview of a literary agency, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, teaching a successful carving of a career, Less Jessup, focusing practical information to move writing careers forward and, VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO NWG MEMBER, SABRINA SUMSION, for stepping up to present and awing the group with her presentation when the scheduled speaker was forced to cancel. Deidre Knight took pitches from members. Good luck to those members who got requests for more information. Though Michael Carr, of Veritas Literary, couldn’t attend, those who signed to pitch to him will complete those pitches electronically. Members who stopped to give their most used email addresses will receive notice through that address. Members who signed up and didn’t leave their most current email will receive notice through the email address NWG has on file. Please watch your email for notification about those pitches.
Victorine announced vacating board positions during the Business Meeting. Anyone interested in fulfilling the officer spots of President, Vice-President or Historian, please contact the NWG board. NWG also needs a few committee chairs. A big thank you goes to Nanette Day for serving as the Media Chair. Thank you to Margie Lukas for stepping up for our Co-Chair of Publications. Annette Snyder currently assists. If you have interest in Co-Chairing Publications, Annette Snyder, or any board member, can help with that.
The Nebraska Writers Guild Spring Conference successfully ended with great information and record numbers. Attendees attained knowledge from some of the best in the writing industry. The Board members wish to thank our speakers and all who attended. Thank you to Charles Lieske and Joyce Sasse for making sure things went in the proper directions. These events are successful because of those who donate their time and talent. The staff at LaVista Conference Center also deserves recognition for accommodating the needs of our record breaking group.
Looking ahead, Fall Conference will be held in York this year. Information on dates and venue is forthcoming.
Make plans to attend the next board meeting. We’ll post the date and location once its finalized.