OCTOBER 8 NISA/NCIS conference: Selling your Scholarship: Writing Marketable Nonfiction
A one-day conference on "Selling Your Scholarship: Writing Marketable Non-Fiction" will take place on Saturday, October 8th. 2005, at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, 1241 NW Johnson St.in Portland, Oregon.
The keynote speaker will be Robert Kanigel. Panels and workshops will include topics such as working with agents, rewriting your prose, freelance non-fiction, writing for a local audience and writing biographies.
The conference will take place from 9:00 A. M. to 5:00 P.M and is sponsored by the Northwest Independent Scholars Association and co-sponsored by the National Coalition of Independent Scholars
Mr. Kanigel is Professor of Science Writing in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies and author of numerous books and articles including The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan (Scribner's, 1991), and Apprentice to Genius: The Making of a Scientific Dynasty (Macmillan, 1986). Mr. Kanigel has published articles in the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, Psychology Today, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.
More information and a registration form are available on the NCIS website at http://www.ncis.org/
The conference hotel is the Mark Spencer, 409 SW 11th. Ave. Local phone: (503)-224-3293, toll-free 1-800-548-3934. Please mention the Northwest Independent Scholars and request the conference rates.
BOOK EARLY: The Portland Marathon will take place the same weekend and hotel space will be limited. Conference attendance will also be limited to help ensure that it is a good experience for participants.
Portland is beautiful in the fall, and wonderful city to visit any time of the year.
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