North Wildwood Writers Conference 2004

NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood is becoming a mecca for writers.

Tuesday through Thursday this week, (June 1-3, 2004) North Wildwood is hosting a three day Beach Writers Conference.

The conference features seven authors/writers from New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland who will talk on varied subjects including writing novels, stage and screen plays, short stories and freelance writing.

Prize winning author Thomas Monteleone will be the conference keynote speaker at a dinner on Wednesday night, June 2, His 36 books include “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Writing A Novel,” the subject of his talk.

Chairman of the event is Jacob Schaad Jr., a newspaperman for 64 years and currently the PR coordinator for the city of North Wildwood.


Tuesday, June 1:

  • Welcome reception, starting at 7 PM, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, an opportunity to meet some of the writers and discuss writing with them. Admission $10.

Wednesday, June 2:

  • Seminars and question and answer periods throughout the day, free.
  • 8 to 9 AM. registration during coffee hour.
  • 9 to 10 AM, author John Riddle, “Getting Started As A Freelance Writer.”
  • 10:05 to 11AM, playwright Gayle Stahllhuth, actress and artistic director of Cape May’s professional East Lynne Company who has written more then 50 plays, “Writing For The Stage.”
  • 11:05AM-noon, author and film critic C.J. Henderson, an established fiction and non-fiction writer of three dozen books that have been translated into German, Spanish, French , Danish and Chinese, “Free Talk About Writing.”
  • 1:30 to 2:30PM, Novelist, screenwriter and filmmaker Ron Rollet, artistic director of the highly successful Cape May New Jersey State Film Festival and currently involved in the development of the Cape May School of Media Arts, “A Twist: From Screenplay to Novel.”
  • 2:35 to 3:35PM, Mary Sangiovanni,former president of the Garden State Horror Writers Association and author of the short story collection, “Under Cover of Night,.”
    “Writing Short Stories and Horror Books.”
  • Dinner, 6 PM. with internationally known keynote speaker Thomas Monteleone, whose writings have been translated into 14 languages. Admission $20.

Thursday, June 3:

  • 9 AM, breakfast with featured speaker Loree Lough, author of 41 novels and more than 50 short stories who has taught fiction and non-fiction courses at colleges for more than a decade, “How To Build A Better Novel,” admission $7.

The conference is being held at the Montego Bay Motel and Conference Center. Admission is free.



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