Today I’m attending the local Writer’s Conference at The University of the Pacific (UOP) in Stockton. This is my fourth year to participate in this friendly conference. It is organized by Scott Evans, a professor at UOP. The conference features three days of presentations with published authors, agents, a banquet with two speakers at a local restaurant, and a chance to mingle with fellow writers.
The campus is a beautiful gem. We are so fortunate to have this university here. The parking is free and it is four miles down the road from my house.
At the beginning of 2014, I started writing something for my family about the art I had made since I was a child. At the time of the 2014 writer’s conference, I had 166 pages written and I wasn’t sure what to do with them.
The conference speakers were inspiring and encouraging, but most importantly I was able to connect with others who wanted to meet regularly to critique each other’s work.
Each year I have learned the next step on this writing journey.