Last year’s Ozark’s Heritage Foundation Writers Conference was a huge hit – that must be why they’re doing it again! AUGUST 16-18, 2012 writers from all around will gather to the historic town of Hollister, MO for a weekend of writing inspiration, mentoring, and fun. There is still time to get the phenomenal registration rates and special historic English Inn room prices…just visit HERE for all you need to know about this upcoming event.
This year’s menu features tips on manuscripts and editor communication, how to write the historical article, insight into how writing has changed, how to set up a blog and internet presence for the writer’s needs, and more. Janet Dailey, Fred Pfister, Dusty Richards, and even Yours Truly will be serving up a mental meal fit for literary king!
Tempt your taste buds with this recollection from last year’s event, then get on over to the Writers Conference page and sign up!
More notes on last year’s speakers and the historic area of Hollister can also be found at the links below:
Can a man be shot for spitting on a window? Is it illegal to whistle on a public street? You’d be surprised what was once law, and lawless, in the city of Hollister, Missouri!
Hollister City Manager, Rick Ziegenfuss, was kind enough to give our group at the Ozarks Writers Conference a brief tour of the historic district and a very informative slide show. Here are a few photos of Ye Olde English Inn…and see if you can guess these town tidbits!
Now, let’s see how you did…
Historic Downing Street was once named Front Street. Otto Kohler was a strongman for the circus. Birdcage Alley was once Broadway, where all the front doors of the buildings faced (away from the railroad). That heavy-hitter was Babe Ruth, and only Popcorn Pete McAllister could be the demon barber of Downing Street!
Thanks for playing, and be sure to visit historic Hollister, Missouri!