Ahh, the Winter Conference. So much sun, so much fun, and barely a wink of sleep for near everyone. In fact, while not yet confirmed to be the record, Rogue Read & Critique Workshop leader Mark Clements' Sunday night session is rumored to have gone on until 6:04 a.m. Monday. Just like back in the old days--or at least a couple of years ago--that's some serious writers workshopping seriously.
As usual, our fine cadre of accomplished authors, agents, editors and other publishing paisons did a stand up job of aiming for excellence in addressing the craft, the business and the immutable brain damage so systemic in today's ADD marketplace. Thank you all. And a big thanks to all of this year's Special Guest Speakers, Caitlin Rother, Michele Scott, David Brin (pictured), Janice Steinberg and Andrew E. Kaufman. Great talks providing keen perspectives, good laughs, quality information and more than a wee bit of tears.
Biggest thanks of all, of course, goes to this year's conferees. What a fine bunch of writers you turned out to be. Now let's get on to the awards...
SCWC*SD 27 Award Recipients:
The Silent Deal
by Levi Stack of Jamul, CA
Postcards from Home
by Shelly Miller of San Diego, CA
by Mark Koopmans of Honolulu, HI
The Sanctuary (coming)
by Melissa Fisher of Venice, CA
Congratulations to the honorees and to all the staff who helped make SD27 such a fabulous event. Dates for SD28 are Presidents' Day Weekend, Feb. 14-17, 2014. Between now and then, join us in Newport Beach for LA11, Sept. 20-22, 2013, and virtually anytime on the SCWC Facebook Page where there's always a vibrant discussion going on with like-minded members of our vast and ever-growing writing community.
And for those who couldn't make it to Sunday afternoon Special Guest Speaker Andrew E. Kaufman's keynote, do yourself a favor and sit back, relax, and have a watch:
Pre-registsration for LA11 (in Newport Beach) opens March 1, 2013. Be there or be... where?