“All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…” (Leaving on a Jet Plane, John Denver)
It’s official, I have reservations to my first ever writing conference for February 25th &26th and I couldn’t be more thrilled. This will be my first writing conference and I can’t wait to spend a weekend being totally submerged in the craft. For someone who rarely gets more than an hour at a time to work on writing, thinking about it is enough to make me giddy.
ANWA, the American Night Writer’s Association, is an exclusive group for women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (also known as LDS or Mormon) and has chapters in Arizona, Utah, Alabama, and Washington State as well as online chapters for those living too far to meet with a group. ANWA was founded in 1986 when several LDS women writers found that their needs weren’t being met by standard writing groups. From their website, ” The purpose of our Association is to encourage, assist, and motivate members to write, and if they desire, to publish their work. LDS women writers, from beginners to published authors, are invited to join.”
I was very excited to finally find a group of women who share my values and love for writing. I can’t wait to meet with my chapter and start sharing ideas and making new connections in the writing world.
After the conference I’ll be sure to write about my experience right here at My Literary Quest.