Thursday, May 1, 2008

6 7 8 Writers Conference!

6 7 8 Writers Conference!

There will be a writers conference on 6 7 8! (June 7, 2008)

Motivational speaker and author Eloise Owens will headline the writing conference. She is the author of Get Off The Beach and has spoken to close to a million people in her career. I saw her in 2006 at the Utah Press Convention, and when my boss said I could bring in anyone I wanted to, I thought of her first.

The day will go as follows:

10 a.m. till 10:15 a.m. Welcome by Doug Johnston, Publicist, Cedar Fort.

10:15–10:30 Jeffery Marsh, acquisitions editor for Cedar Fort and BYU professor, tells what he wants in manuscripts, book submissions, and so forth.

10:30 to 11:00 Abel Keogh, author of Room For Two, will teach each of you the importance of websites and blogs, even if you don’t have a book yet!

11:00 to 11:30 Janet Kay Jensen, author of Don’t You Marry The Mormon Boys, will teach on publicizing yourself and your books. Janet is very good at self-promotion and will teach each of you how to do the same.

11:30 to 12:15 Doug Johnston, Publicist and former newspaper owner, will show writers what they need to know about being an author from a Publicists point of view.

12:15 t0 1:00 p.m. Lunch

From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eloise Owens will be the keynote speaker. Ms. Owens will make you think, make you better, and make you money writing. Like I said above, Ms. Owens is great. You will remember her for years to come and be a better author and self-promoter after listening to her.

During the conference, you can sit down with Jeffery Marsh. Bring him your manuscripts, book ideas, or questions. You will be allowed 15 minutes to talk with him about your ideas. Please call 801-489-4084 and tell the receptionist you want to be added for a time slot. There are a limited number of slots, so call today.

The cost for the conference is $25. You will receive Eloise Owen’s book Get Off The Beach and lunch.

The conference will be held at the Cedar Fort building
2373 W 700 S
Spingville, Utah 84663

To sign up, please do the following:
If paying by credit/debit card, call 801-489-4084 and tell them you are signing up for the 6 7 8 conference.

If you are paying by check, please make payment to
Cedar Fort
Attn 6 7 8
2373 W 700 S
Springville, Ut 84663

We are limited to 200 seats, so RSVP as soon as possible.
The conference will be held at the Cedar Fort building, located at 2373 W 700 S, Springville, UT 84663.

NOTE: After you sign up, you can make some money too. For every person that signs up and mentions they heard about it from you, you will get $5 back from us at the conference. They MUST mention you when they sign up for you to get the money.

If you have any questions, you can email me at or you can call me at 801-489-4084.

I look forward to this wonderful day full of learning! You can sign up here.


Doug Johnston

1 comment:

Marcia Mickelson said...

Man, I wish I could come. It sounds great. I'd love to be there, but them are the breaks when you don't live in Utah.

Maybe next year.