Events & Appearances
2008 Maui Writers Conference
When: Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2008
Where: Hawaii Convention Center,
Join Eldon and a host of authors, agents, editors, and fellow writers at the
world-renowned Maui Writers Conference, being held this year in Honolulu on the
island of Oahu.
This year's event is dubbed "Maui Writers Conference – On the
Road," because we're holding the Conference and the Retreat in
Honolulu. Honolulu offers many more opportunities for our attendees:
the convenience and the number of flights, as well as a variety of
hotels and dining options to fit everyone's pocketbook. It's a
win/win for locals and mainland attendees alike. But even more
importantly than economics or convenience, we're moving to Honolulu
because we believe we can make the Conference even more dynamic,
more rewarding, and an even greater resource for our writers to
succeed. At the same time, we have taken great strides to make sure
that both the Retreat and the Conference retain that special
intimacy that is one of the hallmarks of the Maui Writers
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The following event recap was written by Maria Schneider of
Maui Success Story
Posted by maria
I'm finally recovering from the 6-hour jet lag from Hawaii
following the Maui Writers Conference and a week of frolicking on
the big island—swimming in the wild with dolphins and watching hot
lava spill into the sea—talk about inspiration!
The Maui Writers Conference was fabulous. Brian wrote some great
post-conference articles including Gary Braver's 10 basic
ingredients of a successful thriller and Steve Berry's 8 Rules of
Writing, both of which are pulled from sessions we attended.
But as always seems to happen with conferences, the most
inspirational words came from the mouths of the writers who are just
on the cusp of making it.
Eldon Thompson first went to the Maui Writers Conference in 2000
to study with his writer/hero Terry Brooks. In 2003, after multiple
trips back to the conference and much work on his manuscript,
Thompson sold his 3-book fantasy trilogy Legend of Asahiel to
HarperCollins and he's just finished the screenplay adaptation of
Terry Brooks' Shannara series.
It's success stories like this that make it all seem worthwhile.
We'll be offering video streaming of sessions from Maui coming soon
via WritersDigest.tv so be sure to check back.
Eldon Thompson at the Maui Writers Conference
Maui Writers Conference opening ceremony