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The 2019 Writers Conference will be held Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17.
Our conference will focus on craft, skill-development, and community building. Get your manuscript polished and submission-ready with how-to sessions, editing and critique, and community building. Thursday - Saturday is for adult and teen writers. Sunday is just for the kids.

All sessions are First Come, First Served. Building a schedule does NOT guarantee a spot and is for informational purposes only.
Friday, November 15 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
1st Page Reads (seats 150)

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Find out what your manuscript is doing right or what might be keeping you from finding the perfect publishing opportunity. Submit one, double-spaced page with no identifying information. We’ll randomly select pages for our panel to read and discuss. 
Submit here: https://readlocal.submittable.com/submit 
Panelists: Jessica Conoley, Eric Obenauf, and Polly McCann
Not all submissions will be discussed.

Speakers
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Jessica Conoley

Author, Editor, Speaker, & Authorpreneurship Coach
Jessica Conoley is an author, editor, speaker, and Authorpreneurship coach. She writes YA and fantasy novels, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, and essays. Her creative non-fiction piece “I Am Descended From Giants” was awarded 1st place honors by the Bacopa Literary Review... Read More →
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Polly McCann

Managing Editor, Flying Ketchup Press
POLLY ALICE MCCANN graduated with her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Hamline University in St. Paul. She is a published poet and author/ illustrator. She is a writing instructor with Society of Young Inklings, and managing editor of Flying Ketchup Press, she won the... Read More →
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Eric Obenauf

Publisher, Two Dollar Radio
Eric Obenauf founded the publishing company Two Dollar Radio with his wife, Eliza. Their publications have been honored by the National Book Foundation, named Notable Books at the New York Times, finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and placed on best-of-year lists at O, The Oprah Magazine, the Washington Post, NPR, and others... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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