By Cait Collins
Opportunities to learn more about writing are readily available if you just look. Recently Wordsmith Six hosted Western writer, Dusty Richards, for an evening of food and fellowship.
He spoke to us about the road to becoming a recognized writer, writing opportunities, and how we could increase our visibility in the marketplace. By the time the gathering broke up, we had exchanged business cards, discussed our various projects, and upcoming events.
It was a good evening. The cost was the price of the dinners we ordered from the restaurant’s menu. Not bad for a bit of education and inspiration.
As Dusty was on his way to the Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock TX, so he gave us additional information regarding the weekend event and the writers programs. A Friday ticket was $13. Again, a lot of bang for little bucks.
The next event is hosted by Panhandle Professional Writers on October 3, 2014. We will enjoy Dinner with Mark Twain. The cost is $25.00 per person. The profits will go to support PPW’s programs. I love Mark Twain, so I’m looking forward to the event.
Wordsmith Six is planning another dinner event in November. We are on the lookout for other authors to meet with us for dinner and conversation. Seating is limited, so we ask for reservations.
The point is, these small events are available and at a reasonable price. No one has to worry about dressing up, and there’s more opportunity to ask questions about writing in these small groups. Check out writers’ organization websites in your area for educational opportunities. You might be surprised what is available.