Our Keynote Speaker
Dispelling the Myths of Writing
Sheila Hudson is an award winning author and inspirational speaker. She has worked with the SE Writers Association as an organizer and presenter for their conference. Along with penning several cozy mystery series, Sheila has also published books to help writers hone their craft. The Southern Pen Bookshop is excited to have Sheila as the keynote speaker at our second annual writers conference.
Shelia resides in Athens, Georgia
Will You Have a Trade Show Again?
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Wine with Words
The Trade Show is not intended to be a literary festival and is not open to the general public. It is for registered attendees seeking a forum to connect with industry professionals who offer goods or services that promote pre and post publishing goods or services. We are currently looking for exhibitors and sponsors who fit this category.
What's New This Year
Mini Photo Session
Authors spend countless hours worrying and imagining the perfect cover for their book. But, they often do not consider the importance of having a professional photo of themselves for their social media, website, and publicity packets.
This year The Southern Pen is offering mini-photo sessions with a professional photographer to help solve this oversight. The mini-photo session will offer participants a fifteen minute session with a professional photographer. They will receive a digital file of their pictures.
Mini-photo Fee: 45.00
Participants may select morning or afternoon session but are not guaranteed their selection.
Due to time constraint the number of time slots will be limited and filled on a first come first serve based on submission of registration.
What's New This Year
Having a professional look at your work is always a good way to get a pulse on the strengths of your manuscript and areas for growth. The Manuscript Critique provides a one-on-one opportunity to sit down with a professional and discuss your current project. Authors are encouraged to submit the first three chapters of their work with a query letter. Manuscripts must be 12 pt font, Times New Roman, and doubled spaced. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED FOR THIS PART OF THE CONFERENCE
Critique session are scheduled in 15 minute increments and limited to availability. Slots will be filled on a first come first serve based on submission of registration FEE 50.00