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  1. Wordstock 2011: Day Two

    October 11, 2011 by Kiersi

    Oct. 9, 2011 – After one successful day finished and done, Wordstockers return to the Oregon Convention Center on Sunday with a vengeance. It’s only 9am and all the bike racks are full; bikes are chained to railings and stairways and bus stop signs.

    Workshop 3 – Building an Online Audience: How to Connect with Readers & the People Who Can Get You in Front of Readers Online (Elge Premeau)

    I won’t reveal all the secrets Elge ( bequeathed to us, but I will tell you one thing: If she’s right, the way to find readers and sell books is to do your homework. (more…)

  2. Wordstock 2011: Day One

    October 9, 2011 by Kiersi

    Oct. 8, 2011 – Wordstock practically has its own flavor. When you walk in the doors of the Oregon Convention Center on that crisp Saturday morning in early October, the air tastes like Wordstock. It’s a mix of musky book pages and unwashed masses, authors in sweatshirts and smiling volunteers. It’s a place where the lovers of fiction, writers and readers alike, gather to celebrate the written word.

    Workshop 1: Kicking Butt & Chewing Bubble Gum: Writing for Teenage Boys (David Walker)

    There isn’t an audience out there with a mightier distaste for reading than teenage boys. I know this not because David told me; but because I was once a teenage girl with more male friends than thread count in my sheets. (more…)