Local writer selected for prestigious publication [UPDATED]Published 10:10am Thursday, September 26, 2013 Updated 12:17pm Thursday, September 26, 2013
Liz Sweder is among the writers selected as “the best of the best” to be included in the Lake Region Review No. 3.
She is one of the 30 authors from Minnesota and the Eastern Dakotas chosen from several hundred entries submitted.
Her non-fiction story, “A Taste of Vanilla,” will appear in the widely-respected magazine to be released in Fergus Falls on Friday, Oct 4, at the Lake Region Arts Council Gallery, 133 South Mill Street from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is informal, free and open to the public.
Authors will be present at the open house launch party to read and discuss their work.
The fifth annual Lake Region Writers Conference will follow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct 5 at Legacy Hall, M State-Fergus Falls.
The event offers a variety of workshops for writers including an opportunity to work with award winning keynote speaker Joe Paddock, poet, oral historian, and creative writing professor.
Conference attendees will be able to choose from more than 15 workshop sessions ranging from traversing the landscape in poetry to creating memorable characters in short fiction. All workshop presenters are practicing writers whose works have appeared in various print and digital publications.
The conference keynote speaker will be Joe Paddock, award-winning author, poet, oral historian, and a creative writing professor. Mr. Paddock’s workshop session, titled Inner Ecology, will be a continuation of his keynote address, both of which gain insight from writers such as William Stafford, Carl Jung, Henry David Thoreau, and John Steinbeck.
Writers interested in attending the conference can register online on the Lake Region Writers Network website. The full-day conference fee, which includes lunch, is $50 adults/$40 for students. To register for the conference, writers should go to http://lakeregionwriters.net/writers-conference.