Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, & Conventions

Upcoming Events

Editing Seminar for the Columbia Writers’ Guild: Developmental Editing for Critique Groups
Unity Center, Columbia, MO
February 3, 2019


Past Events

Publishing Workshops

Gateway Con, 2018: Publishing Paths 101: Traditional, Indie, and Hybrid (St. Louis)

Missouri Romance Writers Association, 2018: Book Description Blast (St. Louis)

St. Louis Publishers Association, 2018: Book Description Blast (St. Louis)

St. Louis Writers Guild, 2018: Novel Revision 101: DIY and Collaborative Editing (St. Louis)

Houston Writers’ Guild’s Annual Conference, 2014: Novel Revision 101; contest judge; consultations (Houston)

Editing Workshops

Gateway Con, 2018: Exposition Exposed (St. Louis)

ShowMe Writers Master Class, 2017: Exposition Exposed & Prioritizing POV (Columbia, MO)

Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference, 2017: Circumstance & Desire – Matthew Arkin (LA)

West Coast Writers’ Conferences, 2012-2017: various workshops (LA)

Pierre Laclede Honors College at University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2016: POV in Fiction (St. Louis)

Sherman Oaks Nanos, 2014: Four workshops: POV; Exposition; Verb Tense; Mood, Tone, & Tension (LA)

Writing Workshops

Kids’ NaNoWriMo, 2018 (St. Louis)

Creating a Sustainable Writing Practice, 2012-2013 (LA)

Young Writers of Studio City: Kids’ NaNoWriMo, 2013-2014 (LA)

Panels

Gateway Con, 2018: First Page Read (St. Louis)

West Coast Writers’ Conference, 2012-2015, 2017 (LA)

Digital Author & Indie Publishing Conference, 2014, 2015, 2017 (LA)

Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference, June 2017 (LA)

Genre-LA Writers’ Conference, 2013-2015 (LA)

Chapman University’s Pub(lishing) Crawl, 2013: Careers for creative writing students (Orange County, CA)

Mentorships

Missouri Writers Guild Conference, 2018: Novel Development Room, Pitch Prep (Columbia, MO)

Hannibal Writers Guild, 2018: Roundtable: How to cultivate a great critique group (Hannibal, MO)

ShowMe Writers Masterclass, 2017 (Columbia, MO)

West Coast Writers’ Conferences, 2012-2015, 2017 (LA)

Genre-LA Writers’ Conference, 2013-2015 (LA)

Digital Author & Indie Publishing Conference, 2014-2015 (LA)


Explorations

BookFest St. Louis, 2018 (St. Louis)

Writer’s Digest’s INDIELAB, 2018 (Cincinatti)

BookExpo America, 2016 (Chicago); 2018 (NYC)

Digital Author & Indie Publishing Conference, 2014-2015 (LA)

Indie Author Day for Library Journal’s SELF-e, 2015 (LA)

West Coast Writers Conferences, 2012-2017 (LA)

Genre-LA Writers’ Conferences, 2013-2014 (LA)

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, 2009-2015 (LA)

Los Angeles Public Library’s Indie Author Day, 2015 (LA)

UCLA Extension Writers’ Faire, 2009-2014 (LA)

Writer’s Digest Conference West, 2012-2013 (LA)


Organizations

Columbia Writers’ Guild

Editorial Freelancers Association (past member)

Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (past member)

Missouri Writers Guild

Reedsy (my portfolio lives here)

St. Louis Publishers Association

St. Louis Writers’ Guild

Meghan Pinson at the Houston Writers Guild's Annual Conference

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