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Harrison to hold writing conference

Thursday, March 3, 2005

Harrison will be the site of the Spring Writers Conference, slated for April 1-2 at North Arkansas College.

The day and a half workshop is geared to magazine and periodical writers, and will feature sessions by editors, writers and teachers.

"We wanted to have conference sessions that would not only help experienced writers polish their skills but help beginning free-lancers learn from those in a position to help them get started," said David Bell, conference organizer.

The eight sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including how to develop a relationship with an editor, writing effective leads and titles, how to write nostalgia and history and how to sell more stories by using good photography. "We have designed the sessions to provide solid practical information for writers and photographers," Bell added.

The conference faculty members are from across Arkansas and Missouri. Ken Tate is editor of the nostalgia magazine, Good Old Days. Fred Pfister is the editor of the Ozarks Mountaineer, Charlie Warren edits the Arkansas Baptist News and is former editor of the Nashville, Tenn.-based Home Life magazine. David McNeal is the sports editor for Carroll County newspapers, and Derlyne and Lonnie Gibson are retired English teachers and writers. David Bell is a commercial and editorial photographer and writer.

The conference begins April 1, with the first session at 1:15 p.m. It concludes Saturday afternoon. The cost of the conference is $135. The price includes lunch on Saturday. Lodging is available at the Ozark Mountain Inn in Harrison.

For a registration brochure, contact Amy Bell at North Arkansas College at 870-391-3100.

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