20 February 2012

Registration Now Open: Saint and Sinners 9.5 Mini Literary Festival

Post date: 20 February 2012
This year, we’re planning a special edition of Saints and Sinners. Our “9.5 mini” will allow us to prepare for our 10th anniversary in 2013.

Saints and Sinners 9.5, is made possible by the generosity of the John B. Harter Charitable Trust and the Hotel Monteleone. The event will provide attendees with plenty of opportunities for fun and learning all within the historic French Quarter in weather that will be anything but wintry. Below is information about this unique SAS FEST.

Update and Registration Information:

Registration for Saints and Sinner 9.5 is now open. The cost for the weekend pass is $95 and includes the following:

Welcome Party/Book Launch Reading on Friday, May 18. You’ll also receive a copy of the anthology from the 3rd annual short fiction contest.

A choice of one of four writing workshops/manuscript critique sessions for a full day of information on Saturday, May 19. Select from Jameson Currier, Fay Jacobs, Jeff Mann, or Radclyffe. Each workshop will include a two-hour morning session, as well as a three-hour block in the afternoon. A full day to get practical advice, tips, critiques and comments from your workshop facilitator and peers that have signed up for your chosen session. (Space is limited to 10 people per workshop)

Saturday evening we will have an author reading/social event.

And we’re planning a “publishing industry update” panel discussion for 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 20.

QUESTIONS: If you have questions regarding Saints and Sinners 9.5, please feel free to contact Paul at: pjwillisnola@aol.com

To register: View the online order form. You will select the all access ticket with the name of your workshop facilitator, and you are all set for the weekend. If coming with a friend that is not signing up for the all day Saturday workshop, separate tickets can be purchased for Friday and Saturday evening events. If have questions about registration, or if you prefer to register over the phone, you can call us at: 504-581-1144.

Who should attend Saints and Sinners 9.5?

Any writer working on his or her first manuscript, whether a novel, collection of short stories, essays, or memoir can benefit from getting insight from our experienced and knowledgeable workshop facilitators. Authors interested in working within a new genre, or scribes who may want input regarding a new project would also benefit, as would those who want a new perspective on their work. We know we sometimes get in a rut with our own work, and as much as we value the critique of our trusted agent/writing group/Aunt Selma, we sometimes need a different voice to get things moving again.

By attending the 2012 event, you’re not only gaining valuable feedback on your writing, you’re also supporting an organization that values GLBT writing and helps sustain the efforts of the NO/AIDS Taskforce. Furthermore, you’ll be helping us build towards our 10th anniversary Festival in 2013!


For inquiries: pjwillisnola@aol.com

Website: http://sasfest.org
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