Saturday, July 7, 2012

Rose State Short Course with William Bernhardt!

Rose State College is offering a two-day short course on writing September 15 to 16 at a remarkably low rate.  This weekend conference will feature more than twenty speakers from all across the nation, including major bestselling authors like Phillip Margolin.  The people at Rose know that times are tough for those in the artistic community, so they've made the short course available for only only $99, the lowest conference registration fee I've seen anywhere.  And for teachers and students, it's only $39.  (For students at Rose State, it's free.)

That price includes programming for the serious professional writer, one-on-one meetings with agents, editors, and writers, the Saturday night program/awards ceremony, food/drink at the Saturday evening reception/booksigning, and all contest entries.

Rose State sponsors five contest categories: fiction (short stories or novel segments), nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and writing for children. You can enter every category, if you want, at no additional cost. This is the first year Rose has held this program, so there may be a chance to get into a contest that isn't inundated with entries yet.  The winners in each category will receive cash prizes that start at $100 for first place, so you could walk away with more money in your pocket than you paid for the conference.

Register for the conference one of three ways: 

By Phone with a credit card by calling 405 733 7392.

In Person at Rose State College, Community Learning Center, 6420 SE 15th Street, Midwest City OK 73110.

By Mail by sending your name, address, phone, and email address with payment to: Rose State College, Community Learning Center, 6420 SE 15th Street, Midwest City OK 73110. Please make checks payable to:  Rose State College.

And after registering, send your contest entries to this address: Contests, Rose State Short Course, Community Learning Center, 6420 SE 15th Street, Midwest City OK 73110.

You can find more details about the short course and the contest submission guidelines at the Rose State website: or at Bernhardt's website: If you have any questions about the seminars, just shoot him an email ( or call (405 683 2881).

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