Older Events: (2018 and earlier)
Writer’s Path to Publishing FREE Workshop
When: February 10, 2018
Where: Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Ready to get your writing out in the world, but not sure where to start? Stumped on how to know if your writing is ready for publishing, or how to connect with an agent? Get tips directly from regional authors and publishers on writing and publishing, and network with other writers and brush up on your writing skills to get closer to your publishing goals.
Date: Saturday, February 10, 1:00pm – 7:00pm (see full schedule and details below)
Location: Roosevelt Education Center, 340 Friberg Ave., Fergus Falls, MN, 56537
Presenter: Regional authors and publishers, Springboard staff
Tuition: Free. If you have questions, please call 218-998-4037 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
1:00pm – 2:30pm: Getting Started: The Building Blocks of Story.
writing workshop with Candace Simar
2:30 – 3:00 pm: Networking Break: Make new connections with other writers and learn about local resources.
3:00 – 3:45 pm: Reflecting on the Journey: Regional Authors’ Panel
with writers Chrissy Kolaya, Vernal Lind, Gerald Anderson & Candace Simar
4:00 – 5:00pm: Finding Your Path: Publishers’ Panel
with Krista Soukup (Blue Cottage Agency), David Unowsky (Springboard for the Arts), Nayt Rundquist (New Rivers Press), & Gerri Moeller (MN Writes, MN Reads)
6:00 – 7:00pm: Open Mic Reading hosted by the Fergus Falls Writers’ Network
PLUS! One-on-one 45-minute career consultations with David Unowsky or Krista Soukup
Appointments available from 10:00am to 4:00pm, 10 slots are available.
Consultations are $45. Limited scholarships available. Register when you sign up for this event.
Click here to read more about Springboard’s career consultations.
This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund, with additional sponsorship from the Lake Region Arts Council, Victor Lundeens Company and Fergus Falls Community Education.
Get your Dream on Paper: Book Publishing
When:February 13, 2018
Where: Baxter, Minnesota
Instructor: Krista Rolfzen Soukup
Do you dram of writing a book? Learn about today’s book industry, publishing options, first steps to publication, and what to expect once your book is published.
Class #4002W Community Education
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER www.isd181.org
1 session, $20, 6-9 p.m.
Christopher Newport University
When: May 4-5, 2018
Lifelong Learning Society 37th Annual Writers Conference of Christopher Newport University.
Newport, News, Virginia
Krista Rolfzen Soukup: Panelist and 20 minute One-on-One Sessions with aspiring writers.
October 26-October 28, 2017
23rd Annual Women Writing the West Conference “Set in the West: Cultures Old and New” LINK
Friday, October 27, 2017 2:50-3:50 p.m.
“Saddle Up and Find Your Fans” (Book Marketing)
March 14 and 15, 2015
Tucson Book Festival
Sun, Mar 15, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – Integrated Learning Center (following presentation) panelists: Lisa Dietlin, Krista Soukup, David Henry Sterry
Moderator: Grael Norton
Sun, Mar 15, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – Integrated Learning Center (following presentation) Panelist: Krista Soukup
Novel in Progress Bootcamp: LINK
WHEN: May 17 to 23, 2015
WHERE: The Cedar Valley Center & Spa
Located 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, near West Bend, Wisconsin.
The Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp is sponsored by the Wisconsin Writers Association, co-sponsored by the Chicago Writers Association, and receives additional support from our Creative Co-Sponsors.
Thursday, May 21
1 p.m. – Guest Speaker
Followed by Panel Discussion on “Today’s Blossoming Publishing Market: Traditional Agent/Publisher, Small Publisher, Self-Publishing, Opportunities on the Internet” (Krista Soukup, Blue Cottage Agency) 4 p.m. – Pitch writing practice, if time permits
Friday, May 22
1 p.m. – Advice on queries, pitching techniques & and best practices for winning over agents & editors, followed by Pitch Sessions with literary agents (Krista Soukup, Blue Cottage Agency)