I have mentioned the web site, SAVVY AUTHORS, here before. I truly believe this is a page no author should be without. The information, interviews and contests they provide are very helpful to a writer's career. They also offer pitching opportunities to agents and publishers.
One thing that Savvy is offering up is called, SUMMER SYMPOSIUM. This takes place August 24-August 28.
What does a symposium mean? Here is your answer.
1.A meeting or conference for discussion of a topic, especially one in which the participants form an audience and make presentations.
2.A collection of writings on a particular topic, as in a magazine.
3.A convivial meeting for drinking, music, and intellectual discussion among the ancient Greeks.
***Taken from Savvy Author's Page****
Join us for five days as we talk craft - from plot and character, to dialogue, suspense, theme and story question (with a bunch of stuff in between) in chats, Q&A forums and mini-workshops. Our presenters will be sharing what works - whether it's worldbuilding or setting or layering in back story; or even if it's technical detail and the fruits of research, they'll be exposing the craft that underlies a good story. We'll also be talking about publishing and promoting, offering pitch opportunities to the attendees and raffling off over 175 prizes from books on craft from folks like James Scott Bell, novels, gift certificates, workshops, 3-chapter critiques from published authors and more.
Go to www.savvyauthors.com to learn more!