Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond OR

22nd annual conference
October 13 - 16, 2016

"Enduring Spirits Untold Stories"

Drury Plaza Hotel

Santa Fe, NM

Enduring Spirits Untold Stories




The Right to Write: What if everything we've been taught about learning to write was wrong? In The Right to Write, Julia Cameron, award-winning author of such national bestsellers as The Artist's Way and The Vein of Gold, asserts that conventional writing wisdom would have you believe in a doctrine that is false and actually stifles creativity." It is human nature to write," Ms. Cameron declares as she systematically dismantles the mythology surrounding the writing life in our culture. She reveals the secrets of breaking loose from the grip of established thought processes and shows you how to unleash the wave of creativity within you that is starving to express itself. With the techniques and illustrative stories in The Right to Write, you'll learn how to make writing an easy, natural, intensely personal part of your life. Ms. Cameron's revolutionary instruction and examples include the details of her very own writing processes, the ones she uses to create her poetry, plays, essays, and novels. Her tools make writing a playful and practical, as well as profound, experience. If you're jumping into the writing life for the first time, or if you're already living it, the art and craft of writing will never be the same for you after you've been given The Right to Write.Julia Cameron


JULIA CAMERON has been an active artist for over four decades. She is the author of more than forty books, including such bestselling works on the creative process as The Artist's Way, Walking in This World and Finding Water, which have sold over four million copies worldwide. Also a novelist, playwright, songwriter and poet, she has multiple credits in theater, film and television. juliacameronlive.com





People Do Judge a Book by its Cover! with Robert Schram and Cathy Morrison
It takes only seven seconds for a potential buyer to judge your book and make the decision to pick it up or not. In this workshop we'll discuss tangible ways to make your cover stand out in a sea of books. Join book designer, Robert Schram and illustrator, Cathy Morrison to explore design elements, themes and font choices for what makes a great book cover. We'll discuss the rules behind what makes a cover stand out and also when to break those rules. Writers interested in publishing or self-publishers are welcome. Feel free to bring your previous book covers along with concepts for upcoming books to critique. It'll be a casual discussion with lots of ideas, book examples and covers to discuss."

Wrangling Your Taxes with Kimberly Swank, CPA, MBA, MSA
This class is designed to teach you the difference between legal entity and IRS tax designations. We will discuss how and when to use different tax designations and the benefit of each type to save you money. We will also cover a description of 1099s and how to report income/vendor payments with the IRS. We will wrap up with a description of key roles of your bookkeeper, accountant, and CPA and when you can do it yourself.

Making the Most of the Library Market with Alice Kober
A professional librarian offers insight on what genres and subjects most appeal to libraries and their patrons and guidance on how published authors can best market their materials to library staff who make decisions on purchase of materials for their collections.