Still writing, though I’ve begun a new graduate program in Sport Psychology. Two projects I continue to work include updating the poetry book Literal: Defining Moments to reflect post election issues, and ready my MFA thesis (essays regarding my 33 year career including wars, peace enforcement, cold war, war on terror, and the era of persistent conflict ) for submission to an agent. The anthology writing projects are currently closed, and I may reopen them at a later date.
Postings here on the site will be occasional. Watch for an update regarding the Emerging Writer Prize coming soon.
>The San Francisco Writers Conference is over and after attending four conferences I have to say while every year they’ve been great, this year really rocked! This is THE conference to learn about the business of writing and being an author. The presenters are generous with their time and advice. The organizers dedicated to taking down the walls between the emerging and the established and ensuring new writers have the tools they need to become authors. If a writer can only go to one conference – this is the one to attend. If you missed it this year, plan to attend next year.
Announcing the winners of the Victoria A. Hudson Emerging Writer Scholarships in Fiction, Non-fiction and Poetry for the San Francisco Writers Conference 2011:
Randall E. Hosilyk- Laguna Woods, CA
H. Rachelle Graham- Taylorsville, Utah
Breean Lowe- Castro Valley, CA
The following writers were runner-ups. There is no prize however they are congratulated for the excellence of their submissions:
Elisa Garcia- Missouri City, TX
Hilary Smith- Venice, CA
Allison Moon- Oakland, CA
Kristy Shelton- Napa, CA
Ulla Mentzel- Novato, CA
Each year Victoria A. Hudson sponsors three scholarships for cost of registration to attend the San Francisco Writers’ Conference, one each in Fiction, Non-fiction, and Poetry. This year there were over 30 entries. Each writer submits a short essay and a sample of their work. Initial selections are based upon the quality and content of the essay with final selections or tie breaker based upon the quality of the writer’s submitted work.
All writers that submitted work for consideration are due acknowledgement and congratulations for entering and sharing their writing. This is the first year that the quality of submissions warranted recognition of runner up writers as well as the selected winners. While the runner ups receive no prize, the quality of their work is recognized.
>This weekend is the San Francisco Writers Conference and that’s where I’ll be all weekend. On Sunday I’ll be part of a panel discussing writers groups and will talk about how to effectively give feedback in a writers’ group and on the page.