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October 27, 2001

Authors unblocked and unleashed at
the 15th annual Writers Conference

Ever wonder what it takes to get the pen to the paper and the paper to publisher? Everything emerging authors need to know and more will be explored at the 15th annual Focus on Writers Conference from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 at California State University, Sacramento.

Learn about the creative and commercial aspects of writing, analyze character development, explore literature genres, discover how to write screenplays or educate yourself in the art of self-publishing with workshops hosted by renowned authors and publishers.

Keynote speakers, scheduled from 9 - 10 a.m., include Jack Gallagher and Dean Chance. Gallagher is a comedian who wrote and performs a one-man show Letters to Declan in theaters and across the country. Chance is a freelance writer and photographer who has written copy for every medium available as well as co-authoring the Crystal Milk television and radio commercials with Gallagher for more than 10 years.

Workshops throughout the afternoon will be hosted by CSUS professors and authors Joshua McKinney and Christopher Castaneda; author of Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul Bud Gardner; best-selling mystery writer Dick Herman; author Kenna McHugh; children's book writer Louise Monroe Foley; author of River of Red Gold Nadia West and many others.

Tickets for the event are $45 and include lunch. Tickets can be purchased at the event or by calling (916) 278-5954.


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