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BREAKING INTO THE BUSINESS
Pocatello Writers Meeting
Marshall Public Library
July 21, 2018 3:30pm-5:30pm

RUSSELL PIKE has offered to share some of his experiences attending a writers’ conference in Provo dedicated to “Jumpstarting Your Career”.

Writing is an incredibly competitive and challenging industry to get started in, and this conference’s seminars were geared to increasing your chances of success breaking into the writing business.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the company of local writers and to hear Russell’s report on publishers’ expectations in this changing day and age. Bring your own experiences as well.

We may have time for one or two short critiques, so if you need feedback on your WIP, put your dibs in.

In the meantime, keep in touch by joining our Facebook Open Forum at https://www.facebook.com/groups/pocatellowriters/.

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The 25th annual Rocky Mountain Writers Festival is coming to Pocatello April 1 thru April 4, 2015. Below is a lineup of venues and featured artists:

Wednesday April 1st, 7pm – PORTNEUF VALLEY BREWING
Krishna Strong (humor, essays)
Bethany Schultz-Hurst (poetry)
Ralph Maughan (environmental memoirs)
Anne Merkley (poetry, essays)
Michael Corrigan (poetry, novels)
Wire Mama (music)
Shane Merkley and Friends (music)

Thursday April 2nd, 7pm – COLLEGE MARKET
Tera Joy Cole (short stories)
Jen Hawkins (poetry, short stories)
Tom Flynn (poetry)
Brandon Hall (journals)
Joshua Mayes (poetry, short stories)

Friday April 3rd, 7pm – WALRUS AND CARPENTER
Will Peterson (bookstore owner)
Ron Watters (outdoor guidebooks)
Susan Peshti-Strobel (poetry)
Star Coulbrooke (poetry)
Rich Howard (biologist, non-fiction)
Sandy Anderson (poetry)
Howard Wilkerson (poetry)
Joan Juskie (poetry)
Richard Chamberlain (novel)

Saturday April 4th, 7pm – OLD TOWN ICE CREAM & CANDY
Leslie Leek (short stories)
Will Petersen (poetry, novelist)
Harald Wyndham (fiction, poetry, music)
Jackie Johnson Maughan (novels, non-fiction)
Wayne Nelson (cowboy poet, music)
Father Bob (storyteller, music)

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Don’t miss the 23rd annual ROCKY MOUNTAIN WRITERS FESTIVAL in Pocatello from Wednesday April 3 thru Saturday April 6, 2013.

Writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and songs will share their work at various venues around Pocatello. Come meet and support area talent. Contact Will Peterson at the Walrus and Carpenter Book Store 233-0821 for more info.

April 3,  7pm  – Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. First Ave     (Pocatello Readers)
April 4,  7pm – Co Ho Coffee House, 904 S. Fourth     (Open Mic – sign up early)
April 5,  7pm   – Main Street Coffee and News, 234 S. Main St     (Idaho & Utah Readers)
April 6,  noon to 6pm – Pushy Peddler, 123 N. Main St     (Book Fair)
April 6,  2pm   – Pushy Peddler, 123 N. Main St     (Tour of the Literary Pavers)
April 6,  7pm   – Old Town Pavillion, 420 N. Main St    (Special Guest & Other Readings)

Note for those of us who want to sign/sell some of our books at the Book Fair in Pocatello on Saturday April 6th noon to 6pm:  This year the book fair will be at the Pushy Peddler near Main and Center St.  I think we need to make arrangements with Paul the owner of the Pushy Peddler, but I can’t find his phone number.  We have to have our books at the fair before noon to setup a display, but I heard somewhere that Paul wants a 30% vendors fee. We need to talk to him to confirm or negotiate that, because in previous years the fair was at ISU and we didn’t need to worry about a fee.

I may not make it this year, so I will leave it up to any of you with books out to follow up on this if you want some exposure for your book.  In any case, check out some of the nightly 7pm readings and the open mic about town.   – Sher

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Start saving up your money for one or both of these great regional
writers conferences.  Follow the links for featured authors and more
details.

Jackson Hole Writers Conference
June 27-29
Jackson, Wyoming
www.jacksonholewritersconference.com

Sun Valley Writers Conference
August 23-26
Ketchum, Idaho
www.svwc.com

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If you want something fun to do this Saturday (12/8), check out this event at Walrus & Carpenter Book Store on Main St in Old Town. Three authors from the Pocatello Literary Renaissance of the 1990’s will sign their new books.  All authors with books published in 2012 are invited to participate.

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Whoo hoo!  Time to collect some more books, guys.
Marshall Public Library

9-9pm Oct 11 Thursday
9-6pm Oct 12 Friday
9-6pm Oct 13 Saturday

$2 for hardbacks
$1 for paperbacks
Half price on Saturday

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This year the Idaho Writers League is holding their annual conference in Pocatello at the Clarion Inn.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

To get program details, costs, and registration form, visit the league’s website at http://www.idahowritersleague.com. They have special fees for partial attendees, with or without meals.

The writers conference will start off at 9am Friday morning with some good motivational speakers. You will be able to choose among several workshops to attend throughout the rest of Friday and Saturday. This is a great chance to meet a visiting publisher and other experts, as well as chat with fellow writers of all genres over luncheon and the banquet.

They mentioned having a bookstore, if you want to bring your published books to sell.  If you need more info about that, or have questions beyond the website info, contact the IWL Pocatello Chapter coordinators: LaDean Messenger at 237-9289, email ladeanm@cableone.net or Alice Dunn at 238-7547, email delphicden@aol.com.

A good turnout will look good for the writing community in Pocatello.

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