Tuesday, February 18, 2014

MWG 2014 Conference Volunteer Opportunities

The Missouri Writers’ Guild is a non-profit organization and is run on a volunteer basis. While board members do much to organize the conference throughout the year, more help is needed during the conference weekend.

The "Fifty Shades of Writing" Conference takes place Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13. Volunteers are needed for Friday and Saturday.

MWG volunteers, while receiving the added bonus of receiving additional face time with our conference faculty, help keep the conference costs low. Please consider supporting the board's continued efforts to offer attendees a first-class conference line-up and activities at an affordable rate by volunteering for the below jobs.

Contacts for Volunteering:

Please contact these persons directly to volunteer in that area. More information for each volunteer opportunity can be found by reading below.

Registration – Brain Katcher
Shepherds – Brad Cook
Pitch Sessions – Brain Katcher
Basket Wars – Sarah Whitney
Writing Contests – Donna Essner


We need kind, patient people to man/woman our registration table throughout the conference.
Registration will open on Friday afternoon at 1pm and continue through Saturday afternoon. Our goal is to have enough volunteers so that no one spends more than an hour or two throughout the conference working at the registration table.
If you could volunteer an hour to help, please contact Brain Katcher.

In order to make sure our Speakers and Faculty are at the appropriate place at the correct time we pair each of them up with one volunteer – known as Shepherds. Shepherding is the best gig (next to being MWG President) for getting to know the speakers one-on-one.
If you would like to do this, contact Brad Cook.

Pitch Sessions:

One of the best perks about attending the MWG Conference is the chance to have a personal, one-on-one conversation with an agent, editor or publisher. In order for this to run smoothly we need a dedicated crew of people to keep the appointments on time.
If you could volunteer an hour to help please contact Brain Katcher.

Basket Wars:

Click HERE for all information about the Basket Wars. All writing organizations are eligible to enter Basket Wars this year. That means, in addition to chapters, entries are accepted from critique groups, book stores, other writing groups and businesses. The only requirement is that if you win, the prize money must be used for a writing related purpose – such as bringing in a speaker for a meeting, defraying the costs of a writing retreat, or covering expenses for a writing workshop.
If you plan to compete in Basket Wars, please e-mail Sarah Whitney

Registration for the conference ends on March 31 at 9 p.m. CST. Click here to register now >>>>

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