For the past six months or so, I've been raising money, through GoFundMe, for me to attend a writer's conference. My goal is to get to around $1000, which should allow me to get to the Chapter One Young Writers Conference. Once that has been completed, I hope to raise enough, all over again, to attend the big leagues conference, the Writer's Digest Conference.
The Chapter One Young Writers Conference, run by my dear friend Julia, is a conference for young writers originally founded for my online writing friends, whom I interviewed on this blog a week and a half ago. We wanted to meet up, hang out, and share our love of writing. I wasn't able to go in person, due to a lack of funds, but I did teach a session over video. Because of the success of our conference, Julia made the conference an official one, open to all young writers to attend. I'm one of the administrators of the conference, which has both a website (linked above) and a Facebook page.
This year, the conference will be in Chicago, Illinois, on June 14-15. If you're interested in attending, please do sign up ASAP! It'll be fantastic, I promise.
Now, I wasn't able to raise the money I needed. I'm at $530 right now. so I won't be attending this year. Nonetheless, the conference will be great, and I hope to be able to attend it soon, perhaps next year. If you'd like to donate to support my attempt to get to the conference and meet my writing friends of so many years, here's a link for you. *Fundraiser ended*
Today, I'm giving the promised rewards to those who have donated thus far. In explaining Ch1Con and my desire to attend, I've completed my reward to Julia Byers.
In an award to LaPriel Bawden, I'm linking you over to her personal blog, Life is So Simply Beautiful. Currently, LaPriel, who is my best friend in real life, is completing a mission for the LDS church, and so I'm actually the one doing the blogging there right now, updating everyone who reads it on what's going on with her. If you're interested in her life, or in knowing more about LDS missions, check it out!
All other rewards will soon be given out to those who have donated. Thank you so very much for your support! Please come back next time.
Images via Ch1Con.
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