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LRAC hosts 5th writers conference [UPDATED]

Published 9:15am Thursday, September 5, 2013 Updated 11:16am Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lake Region Writers Network (LRWN) brings its well respected writers’ conference back for the fifth year.

Last year’s conference prompted comments such as: “A good rewarding experience that would bring out the writer in any of us.”

The 2013 conference, “Landscapes of the Writer,” promises as much and more. It features nationally acclaimed writer Joe Paddock, poet, oral historian, and creative writing professor.

He is an award-winning author who won the Loft/McKnight Writer of Distinction Award and the Milkweed Editions Lakes and Prairies Award.

He is the author of Circle of Stones, A Sort of Honey, Keeper of the Wild, Boar’s Dance, Handful of Thunder, and Earth Tongues.

The conference is on Saturday, Oct. 5, at M|State in Fergus Falls from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Early registration is $50 for adults, $40 for students. Registration after Sept. 27 or at the door is $65.

The conference fee includes keynote address and 20 workshops (your choice of four), as well as lunch and opportunities for networking and book browsing.

New this year is the Lake Region Review, No. 3 launch party and reception on Friday evening, October 4, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) Art Gallery.

Both beginning and established writers are invited to attend both the conference and the Lake Region Review reception.

For conference details and to register online, visit www.lakeregionwriters.net/writers-conference. Mail in registration is also available. Look for LRWN’s registration brochure at your local library, bookstore, and other locations.

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