Sunday, April 22, 2012

SoonerCon Writing Workshop Featuring Peter S. Beagle

This year at SoonerCon (June 15-17) we have a two day writers workshop. Our clinician this year is World Fantasy Award winner Peter Beagle ("The Last Unicorn"; "The Handmaiden's Tale"). Participants submit an advance manuscript, up to 5000 words, and get two sessions with Peter; a one on one, and a group talk. Peter's business agent will also speak to that aspect of the business during the group session. For folks breaking into writing, it's a great opportunity to work with one of the finest in the business. Cost of the workshop is $35; that does not include a convention membership. Both workshop and convention memberships are available through the convention website,

If someone's interested, they can write to me, or to on-site co-ordinator CyndiHagood (CC'd on this message). Membership is very limited (max 8 participants) and will sell out, so I hope some of your students will take advantage of this opportunity. Thanks so much, and see you at the con!

Leonard Bishop

Executive Director, SoonerCon 21

Peter S. Beagle (from Wikipedia):  Peter Soyer Beagle (born April 20, 1939) is an American author of novels, nonfiction, and screenplays, especially fantasy fiction.[1] His best-known work is The Last Unicorn (1968), a fantasy novel he wrote in his twenties. During the last twenty-five years he has won several literary awards including a World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2011.

More info here.

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