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Writers Festival & Book Fair — Rosemount
March 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Writers at all stages of their development can find inspiration and information at the first Writers Festival & Book Fair in Rosemount.
Twenty workshops are planned during the 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, event at the Rosemount Steeple Center that will also allow book lovers a chance to meet many prominent local authors.
Registration is open for the workshops, which are organized under five different themes: Getting Started, The Craft of Writing, Genres (mystery, poetry, memoir, graphic novels), The Business of Publication, and Marketing and Public Relations.
John Loch, a Rosemount Area Arts Council member, said people who are thinking about writing a book are the No. 1 target audience, and Gilbertson pointed out that the sessions are for writers in all stages of the process.
The cost to attend a session is $15 each. The sessions over the noon hours will include a box lunch option for $12.
The free Book Fair runs 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 60 publishing-related vendors include publishers, printers, editors, authors, and many more.
Registration for the keynote address, which will be given by Wisconsin author and photographer Mark Hirsch, and breakout sessions, is open at the event’s website www.rosemountwritersfestival.com. Pre-registration for keynote, workshops and lunch is required.
The Steeple Center is located at 14375 S. Robert Trail.