Monday, January 18, 2010

It's Writers Conference Week: The Push Is On

This photo, taken by one of WDBJ7's cameramen this a.m. (at about 6 o-freakin'-clock) is affectionately titled "White Guys on TV"^

It's Writers Conference Week and the blitz is on. The Roanoke Regional Writers Conference III is this weekend at Hollins University and I've asked every one of our writer/teachers to blog about it, push it on Facebook, Twitter and any other social media platform they use.

I have two TV appearances today (one above with Bob Grebe's "Mornin'" segments on WDBJ7 in Roanoke here and another with Tab O'Neal's "Living in the Heart of Virginia" at noon today on WSET-TV in Lynchburg. We shot the WSET segment last week with keynote speaker Janis Jaquith). Those three segments--coming between a few minutes after 6 o'clock and finishing about 7--were about two minutes, 30 seconds each and you'd be surprised how much can be said in that brief amount of time. I was happy with it and happy with Bob's ability to steer the conversation.

Most of the area print media--daily paper, the weeklies, several magazines--have already printed materials about the conference and now it's up to social media to put the final push on. We're hoping for about 150 to 175 people and we have a cap of 200, which I don't expect to reach. We're somewhere over 100 now and writers tend to make decisions late, so I'm optimistic.

If you're interested in attending or even learning more about the conference, go here and follow the links to Presenters, Schedule and Registration on the right of the page. everything you know is right before you.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Dan:
    Looks fantastic. Sorry I'll miss it as I can't back to Rke that weekend. Congrats! Linda