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24th Annual Sinclair Lewis Writer’s Conference Scheduled

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One of the longest-running, most respected writers’ conferences in the upper Midwest is returning to Sauk Centre. The Sinclair Lewis Writer’s Conference will hold it’s 24th annual session this Saturday, October 12th.

Named after the famous Minnesota writer and Nobel prize-winner Sinclair Lewis, who made his home in Sauk Centre and wrote the scathing early 20th Century novel Main Street about the town, the conference has attracted respected writers in the past.  Frederick Manfred, Robert Bly, Kevin Kling, Don Shelby and Gary Paulsen have all been keynoters. This year’s keynote speaker is Jim Klobuchar, a journalist, author and Twin Cities newspaper columnist. Klobuchar will be joined by three other professional writers who will share their writing and marketing expertise.

Joining Klobuchar wil be Joyce Sutphen will discuss the autobiographical poem, Anthony Bukoski will examine artistic and personal strategies to crafting short stories, and Marlene Connor will talk about e-readers and their impact on writers and agents.

The day-long gathering provides you a look at the process of writing, as well as selling what you write. Both beginning and established writers are invited to attend.

The conference will be held at the Sauk Centre High School auditorium. Cost is $60, including lunch, breaks and a reception following at the Palmer House Hotel. 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. Click here to learn more.

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