One of the things that I do here in Iowa is I help out with an organization called Mindbridge, which runs three conventions in Eastern Iowa : Gamicon, AnimeIowa, and Icon.
Icon is our local literary convention. It's going into its 37th year, and it's undergoing a bit of revitalization. We've decided to try to add another interesting piece to Icon--a journeyman's writer workshop.
Icon has a great tradition of attending authors and a strong beginning writer's workshop hosted by Mickey Zucker Reichart. We'd like to continue that tradition by adding a second tier.
One of the requirements of applying to the workshop is journeyman status. The cost of $100 includes admission to the convention and the workshop, as well as a reception Saturday evening. Friday will be a day of critiquing and workshopping. Saturday will be a day of seminars, readings, and participation in panels. Membership will be capped at 18 writers.
Our information will evolve, but you can read the basics here. Click the Projects Menu, and then highlight Paradise Icon. A side menu will show up with a variety of details.
Hope to see some of you there!