Don’t miss out!
If you haven’t signed up for the annual conference at Hartford, Conn., June 27-30, you missed out on the early bird registration fee. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the other good stuff.
You don’t have to miss out on meeting two of America’s most talented writers: Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel.
Check out the full conference schedule at www.columnists.com.
While you’re at the website, register online for this meeting you don’t want to miss. And you can also make your hotel reservation for the Hilton Hartford.
For more than two decades, Dave Barry was a syndicated newspaper columnist, based at The Miami Herald, whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. His career at the Herald brought him worldwide acclaim as a humorist with a distinctive style and a best-selling author of 31 books of humor and parody, as well as 13 novels and children’s books.
In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary “for his consistently effective use of humor as a device for presenting fresh insights into serious concerns.” He retired from the grueling demands of weekly column writing in 2005, but still contributes special projects.
Alan Zweibel is co-author of Lunatics, a novel written with Dave Barry. An original Saturday Night Live writer, Zweibel has won multiple Emmy, Writers Guild of America and TV Critics awards for his work in television, which also includes It’s Gary Shandling’s Show, Monk and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He co-wrote screenplays for the films Dragnet, North and The Story of Us, and his many theatrical contributions include Billy Crystal’s Tony Award-winning 700 Sundays, Martin Short’s Fame Becomes Me and the off-Broadway play Bunny Bunny — Gilda Radner, A Sort of Romantic Comedy. His humor has appeared in Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times op-ed page, The Huffington Post and Mad Magazine.
You don’t have to miss out on well-known syndicated advice columnist Heloise, hilarious writer-author-speaker Gina Barreca, best-selling author W. Bruce Cameron, World’s Greatest Columnists anthologist John Avlon, Pulitzer Prize winner Joel Brinkley, nationally known writing instructors Rick Horowitz and Dave Lieber, and blogger mom extraordinaire Tracy Beckerman.
And don’t overlook a special feature of this year’s conference: a special tour of the Mark Twain House and Museum with reception and dinner.
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