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Sacramento State News - California State University, Sacramento
June 25, 2008

Sac State Writers’ Conference hosts Dinah Lenney

Photo: Dinah Lenney
Dinah Lenney

Dinah Lenney, author of Bigger Than Life: A Murder, A Memoir, will be the keynote speaker at Sacramento State’s Summer Writers’ Conference, August 16-17.

Lenney’s critically acclaimed memoir is about the murder of her father in 1997 and the impact it had on her and the family. She also is the author of Acting for Young Actors and plays nurse Shirley on “ER.”

Registration is underway for this intensive weekend that focuses on a variety of writing workshops for all levels of writers. Topics include the memoir, non-fiction, poetry, stage and screenwriting, publishing, writer’s block and blogging. Most sessions will be held at the College of Continuing Education, Napa Hall. Saturday’s lunch and keynote speech will be in the Alumni Center.

Presenters and workshop leaders include Catherine Stifter, Peter Grandbois, Jeff Knorr, Rick Foster, Jane Friedman, Linda Joy Singleton, Barbara Bitela and Judie Fertig-Panneton.

Registration is $198. For an additional $50, participants can get a one-on-one writing critique from a workshop leader, or, for an extra $35, take part in a “Destination Whistle-stop,” a rotational 5-minute session with two local agents and two local editors.

There will also be writing exercises and evening readings.

To register, visit, or call (916) 278-4433 for more information. Participants may also register by mail: Sac State/Writers’ Conference, College of Continuing Education, 3000 State University Drive East, Sacramento, CA 95819-6103. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.



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