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 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Author: Sly James (seats 150)

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Former Kansas City Mayor Sly James, in discussion with Bob Snodgrass, will talk about James’ new autobiography, A Passion for Purpose: Building Cities for Our Children. It seamlessly incorporates the former mayor’s political philosophy and his life story into a fast-paced and entertaining story told with an informative and authentic style. James and Snodgrass will engage in a dynamic conversation that includes audience participation, followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase by Ascend Books, LLC.

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Mayor Sly James

Sylvester “Sly” James was sworn in as the 56th Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri in 2011, and was re-elected for a second term in 2015. A native Kansas Citian, James served as a military police officer in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Prior to his entry into politics... Read More →
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Bob Snodgrass

Publisher and CEO, Ascend Books
With over 35 years in the publishing and licensing business Bob Snodgrass, Publisher and CEO of Ascend Books of Overland Park has over 350 titles to his credit. Bob’s career in the publishing business has produced hundreds of successful book titles with regional and national celebrity... Read More →

Friday November 15, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Attendees (30)