Convention of Statesmen


LDS Storymakers Writers Conference

2008 LDStorymakers Writers Conference
March 21-22, 2008

CottonTree Inn
10695 S. Auto Mall Drive
Sandy, Utah 84070

Timothy Travaglini
Senior Editor at G.P. Putnam's Sons
(a division of Penguin Group, USA)

Tim Travaglini has worked at Walker & Company; Henry Holt; Scholastic; and Books of Wonder, an all-children's bookstore in Manhattan. He is the editor of How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-boyfriend by Janette Rallison; the MONSTER BLOOD TATTOO trilogy by D. M. Cornish; Blackbringer (FAERIES OF DREAMDARK, Book One) by Laini Taylor; Bean Thirteen by Matthew McElligott; and Yellowbelly and Plum go to School by Nathan Hale.

We are looking forward to a wonderful conference with exciting presenters. Please check back often for updated information.

In the works: Friday Night Entertainer: David Nibley
Panel: Finding an agent
Panel: LDS Publishers
One-to-one interviews with editors/agents

And your favorites:
Writing Contest
Boot Camp
Exclusive Book Store

Special Announcement
Saturday Night: The Whitney Awards Gala—
Recognizing excellence in fiction by LDS authors
(Please visit to cast your nomination)

**Official registration will begin January 2008**

I'm really excited for this year's upcoming writers conference. I am a member of LDS Storymakers and have participated in this event for the last three years. Tristi Pinkston and I are in charge of the writers boot camp this time around. Believe me when I say it will be worth every single second!

In addition, I will be hosting the Publishers' Panel as well as teaching a workshop with Tristi called: "Internet Promotion: Blogging/Reviews/Podcasts."

Last year, the Acquisition Editor from Deseret Book attended the conference and gave us this feedback:

I have been to many writer's conferences during my ten years as Acquisitions Editor for Deseret Book Company and I can say without hesitation that the LDS Storymaker's Conference is one of the best I've ever attended. I was impressed by so many things about the Conference: the classes were exceptional, the presenters were stellar, the speakers were inspirational, the attendees were enthusiastic. I left the Conference thinking to myself, "Here are the writers who are devoted to their craft, who are willing to work hard and be persistent, who understand the business of writing and of publishing. Here are the writers who are going to revolutionize the LDS writing world." I was so happy to have met so many great people who are involved in such a thriving, active writer's community. I look forward to reading the work that will come as a direct result of the Conference. It truly was a privilege to attend the 2007 LDS Storymaker's Conference. —Lisa Mangum, Acquisitions Editor, Deseret Book Company

We have worked hard to make this writers conference better every single year. Now we are receiving feedback from the attendees that this is the best writers conference they've ever attended. It will get better every year, I promise.

Do you know that it was at the very first LDS Storymakers writers conference that I found my publisher. Three books later I'm still going strong.

So if you've ever wanted to write, this is a conference you do not want to miss. Mark your calendars now . . . I'd love to see you there!
LDS Storymakers Writers Conference LDS Storymakers Writers Conference Reviewed by Candace Salima on Sunday, October 14, 2007 Rating: 5