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Writing in the Heart of Tampa Bay
March 22, 2008 :: WordSmitten Writing Workshop Series

Register online and be eligible to win the 2008 Writer's Market Deluxe Edition. Our thanks to Jane Friedman and Writer's Digest Books for donating 50 of these great writing resource books to WordSmitten's upcoming writing workshop. Register early for your chance to receive a professional discount and a copy of the 2008 edition.

What and Why:
Attend this fun and informative Saturday workshop designed for writers who want to turn their creative ideas into a novel, memoir, short story, or magazine article. This event is to be held at the new Reeves Theater on the University of Tampa campus (on the second floor of the Vaughn Center).
Saturday, March 22, 2008, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
On the legendary Gulf Coast of Florida, WordSmitten's Writing Workshop is held on the historic campus at the University of Tampa, on Kennedy Boulevard, in Tampa, Florida. On campus, visitors enjoy the often-photographed turrets of the former Flagler Hotel, now part of the Henry B. Plant Museum. Discover Victorian-era memorabilia and architecture. The campus is a spectacular backdrop for writers to tour before and after the workshop sessions.
Who (Conference Faculty):
Outstanding featured speakers (confirmed and pending speakers) provide master classes/sessions:

:: Connie May Fowler, author of the best-selling memoir ("When Katie Wakes") and selected for the Oprah Book Club ("Before Women Had Wings") and wrote the screenplay for Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions.
:: Jane Friedman, editorial director of Writer's Digest Books. An outstanding speaker.
:: Bob Tarte, author ("Enslaved by Ducks" and "Fowl Weather") and creative producer of a fun podcast.
:: Alison M. Steele, whose law firm (Rahdert, Steele, Bole & Reynolds, P.A., established in 1978) specializes in Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Media Law, will discuss copyright law and intellectual property matters important to writers. Clients of the firm include the St. Petersburg Times.
:: Kate Sullivan, publisher of the literary magazine WSQJ (WordSmitten Quarterly Journal) and executive editor of www.wordsmitten.com, speaker, instructor, and a former newspaper columnist. Kate hosts WordSmitten's "About the Books" appearing on NPR (WFSU-FM 88.9), WTIS-AM, WRBH-FM, and WOCA-AM, featuring exclusive interviews with authors, editors, and publishing executives. Recent interviews include authors David Leavitt (The Indian Clerk), Elizabeth Gaffney (Metropolis), Janet Burroway (Writing Fiction), and Joseph Skibell (A Blessing on the Moon).

Free Copy of Writer's Market at WordSmitten WorkshopRegister: The first 50 registrants will receive a free copy of Writer's Market, provided to WordSmitten's participants courtesy of Jane Friedman, Writer's Digest Books, and F+W Publications. Details about this writing resource:

With the 2008 Writer’s Market Deluxe, you get the benefits of a standard 2008 Writer’s Market, plus access to an extraordinary online database for one full year.

Writer's Market 2008
ISBN: 1582974977 Contributors: Sambuchino, Chuck (Editor) Publisher: F & W Publications Published: 2007 Pages: 1170 Weight: 2.75lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 7.00" Depth: 2.50" Language: English

Provides writers with access to up-to-date market information, including contact and submission details, editorial requirements, interviews with successful authors, and guidelines for freelancers, along with a searchable database containing more than six thousand active market listings.

Missed the last WordSmitten workshop? For pictures from the last two events, visit the writing workshop archives. Don't miss the next fun workshop.

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Tampa Bay! Make it a Writer's Vacation. Places to go, people to see, things to do.

2007 WordSmitten Workshop Photos and Workshop Archives
Tampa and St. Petersburg Gulf Coast Sights to See

Accommodations B&B with horses; a B&B Waterfront (an hour from Tampa in a great artsy village); and Tampa Hotels

Family Outings - MOSI, Busch Gardens, Science Museum
Restaurants (Melting Pot and Mise en Place are Tampa favorites)
Parks/Preserves - Caladesi, Seminole, Egmont Key
Arts and Craft Shows - Markets, Music, and More



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