Mark your calendar!
White County Creative Writers’ 23rd Annual Writers’ Conference will be held on September 1, 2018 on the second floor of the American Heritage Conference Center at Harding University in Searcy, AR.
Also featured are several writing contests, with contest awards presented during luncheon.
Conference Registrations must be postmarked by August 28, 2018. A registration fee of $25.00 includes the luncheon. Participants may also register the morning of the conference, but lunch may not be included.
Tables for book sales must be reserved in advance @$5.00 for ½ table (approx. 30″ x 36″).
Make checks payable to White County Creative Writers, and mail to:
c/o Kim Vernon
Pangburn, AR 72121
NOTE: Contest entry fees are NOT included in the conference fee. See Contest Regulations for details.
Questions? Call 501-268-6426 or email Kimber.email@example.com
Meet Our Conference Speakers
Casey W. Cowan
President & Creative Director
Oghma Creative Media
Casey has worked in and around the journalism, artistic, and literary fields for twenty-one years as a reporter, photographer and graphic designer. Tired of working for inflexible companies intent on doing business the same old way, in 2013 he helped co-found Oghma Creative Media, a publishing company built around the idea of authors and artists banding together as a team to take control of and market their work effectively.
As Creative Director, he’s responsible for the professional appearance and feel of the lion’s share of Oghma’s publications, from layouts to covers to promotional materials.
In the twelve minutes a day he’s not usually working, Casey is also the father of six rowdy teenagers. He enjoys reading, swimming, and target shooting, and he shares his crazy life with his always-supportive wife, Amy. He is in the midst of writing his debut novel, Tarleton’s Quarter, first book of an epic series of military thrillers following the trials and tribulations of four military families in a near-future World War III.
Learn more about Casey at his website: oghmacreative.com
Best Selling Author
Best-selling author of more than twenty-seven novels, Robin Caroll writes Southern stories of mystery and suspense, with a hint of romance to entertain readers. Her books have been recognized in several awards, including the Carol Award, HOLT Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award, and more.
“I love boxing. I love Hallmark movies. I love fishing. I love scrapbooking. Nope, I’ve never fit into the boxes people have wanted to put me in.” ~ Robin Caroll is definitely a contradiction, but one that beckons you to get to know her better.
Robin’s passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others and come alongside them on their faith journey—aspects Robin weaves into each of her published novels.
When she isn’t writing, Robin spends quality time with her husband of twenty-eight-plus years, her three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home.
Robin serves the writing community as Executive/ Conference Director for ACFW.
To find out more about Robin, visit robincaroll.com.
Renee’ La Viness
Writer / Editor / Instructor / Speaker
Renee’ made her first career move as a thirteen-year-old professional ventriloquist who wrote her own skits and entertained audiences for about ten years. Later, she wrote for magazines, newspapers, anthologies, and other projects while she and her husband raised a family of four boys.
In nearly five years as an editor for 4RV Publishing, she served for two years as the Children’s Corner Imprint Editor before her promotion to Special Projects Editor. She resigned in 2018 to focus on her personal career in the publishing field.
Renee’ has won multiple awards for writing and editing. In 2015, she started the annual “Meet the Publishers!” event to connect authors, illustrators, and editors with area publishers. She enjoys her work as a freelance editor who offers workshops, sponsors and judges contests, and coordinates other projects in the writing industry.
To find out more about Renee’, visit reneelaviness.com