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    Sinclair Lewis Writers Conference

    Sinclair Lewis Writers Conference      

    This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

    This activity is made possible by a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, through funding provided by the Minnesota State Legislature.

    Presented by Sinclair Lewis Foundation

    October 11, 2014

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    One of the longest-running, most respected writers’ conferences in the upper Midwest is back in Sauk Centre for its 25th year! The conference has attracted such renowned keynote speakers as Frederick Manfred, Robert Bly, Jon Hassler, Carol Bly, Leif Enger, Bill Holm, Will Weaver, Patricia Hampl, Don Shelby, Jim Klobuchar and Gary Paulsen. This year’s keynote speaker is Kevin Kling, distinguished author, playwright and teller of tales. Kling will be joined by three other professional writers who will share their writing and marketing expertise:

    Kim Ode will discuss effective interviewing techniques
    Mary Casanova will examine how to turn experience and research into fiction
    William Kent Krueger will show how to maximize the impact of setting in your writing

    Both beginning and established writers are invited to attend the conference. Participants will have the chance to hear three different presentations, the keynote talk, and a panel discussion during the day. The day-long gathering will again look at the process of writing as well as selling what you write. The conference is on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Sauk Centre High School auditorium. For more information, visit

    “I think the Sinclair Lewis Writers Conference in Sauk Centre is one of the best values going in the Midwest. It allows aspiring writers to plug in for a day with well-known authors and fellow book lovers. You’ll learn a lot, and it’s downright fun.” Will Weaver

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      • Venue Info

        Sauk Centre High School auditorium

        903 State Road
        Sauk Centre, MN 56378

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      • Admission Info


        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.

        REGISTER: Mail check payable to “Sinclair Lewis Writers Conference”
        Jim Umhoefer, 13 S. 7th Street; Sauk Centre, MN 56378

        Info Phone: 320-352-2735

      • Dates & Times

        October 11, 2014


        8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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