Writer’s Conference to feature Sullivan as guest speaker

One of the longest-running, most respected writers’ conferences in the upper Midwest is back in Sauk Centre for its 28th year. It is planned for Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Sauk Centre High School auditorium.

This year the conference keynote speaker will be Faith Sullivan, award-winning novelist, speaking on the topic of “Aim For Excellence: We’re All Genre Writers.”

Three other presenters will join Faith during the day-long conference, digging into the process of writing as well as selling what one writes.

Judith Guest, novelist and screenwriter, will present “Writing a Screenplay.” Lorna Landvik’s presentation will focus on the topic of “Honor Your Imagination and Find the Fun in Writing.” Erik Hane, literary agent, will speak about the “Keys to a Strong Book Proposal.”

This highly-praised conference has, in past years, attracted such renowned keynote speakers as Frederick Manfred, Robert Bly, Jon Hassler, Carol Bly, Leif Enger, Bill Holm, Will Weaver, Patricia Hampl, Jim Klobuchar, Kevin Kling, Don Shelby, James Bradley and Gary Paulsen.

The $60 fee includes a catered lunch and breaks. College students and senior citizens may register for $55; high school students may attend for free, but must register and pay $15 for lunch and breaks. The conference day ends with a reception at the local Palmer House Hotel (door prizes and cash bar).

For conference details, visit     sinclairlewiswritersco

nference.org or call Jim Umhoefer at (320) 429-0825, evenings.