Post by metalikhan on Sept 26, 2011 11:19:57 GMT -5
Just a quick note to let you Anomalians know I'll be one of the speakers at the Heart of America Christian Writers Conference in November. I'm going as a representative of Port Yonder Press, but I haven't made the announcement on FB. Not wanting to trump PYP's FB announcement, but I know some of you here aren't on FB. Workshops I'll be teaching are Poetry; Symbolism: Understanding and Using it in Christian Writing; and Experimental SFF.
Maybe I'll see some you there! ;D
(And now, frantically drawing illustrations and brushing up on public speaking skills. )
Post by metalikhan on Sept 27, 2011 9:42:02 GMT -5
This'll actually be my first conference ever. Only way I could afford to go is as a speaker which is why I'm working so hard to find out how it's done. (LOL Can I wear jeans? Do I have to paint my fingernails? How large do I need to draw illustrations?) I have a feeling I've got enough material (and I'm gabby enough about the subjects ) that my biggest challenge will be keeping it within the time limits.
After the conference, I'll start putting expanded notes on my blog: clayfootjourneys.blogspot.com
I just read your quest to repair the roof of the citadel and laughed my head off.
Recalling from years ago when my mom spoke at a women's retreat, you should probably wear formal clothes. Better to be overdressed than your audience than underdressed, you know?
According to Pioneer Woman, who was horribly nervous to speak in front of large crowds, her armpits turned into geysers that could only be staunched with anti-antiperspirant and wads of toilet paper under each arm. Also, don't wear a silk blouse that shows sweat.
Just passing on some tips. XD
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