Saturday, May 21
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dialogue Clinic: Conflict, Implication, and Subtext with Susan DeFreitas
In this very special Indigo Editing workshop, writers of fiction are invited to come with a piece of dialogue from a work in progress. Actors and actresses will act out these scenes, revealing opportunities for more natural idioms, stronger exchanges, heightened emotions, and implied subtext within the conversation. Each writer will leave with detailed feedback on strengthening both the dialogue and the scene.
Partnering Successfully with Local Bookstores with Sally McPherson
Selling and marketing your book is an integral part of the publishing process. At this workshop you will learn how one local independent bookstore (Broadway Books) makes decisions about the store's inventory and events, and how you can partner successfully with bookstores to deliver your book to its intended audience. The interactive workshop will focus on three primary topics: how bookstores make decisions about what to stock in the store and how you can best position your book for maximum exposure and sales; what makes for successful bookstore events and what authors can do to maximize their success; the future of bookselling and the advent of ebooks.
The small-group format of the workshop will enable you to engage in productive dialogue with bookstore owner and with your peers to determine what steps are best for your individual situation.
Register for both classes for just $50 at www.indigoediting.com/
Special Offer for Indigo Workshop Attendees
If you're aching for an even bigger educational experience that weekend, augment the Indigo workshops with Ooligan seminars! Ooligan Press's Write to Publish conference takes place at PSU Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. Indigo and Ooligan have teamed up to offer a special deal: take Indigo's morning workshops ($50 total) and two of Ooligan's afternoon seminars ($35 each) on Saturday, and receive free admission into Sunday's Industry Mingle! More information on Write to Publish can be found at http://www.ooliganpress.pdx.