The NOLA STARs Conference Team is taking 2014 off  and instead the chapter will be hosting a Members Only All Day Workshop led by the very talented Margie Lawson.

But check back in Fall 2014 for information on the fabulous writers’ conference we’re planning for 2015



The 2013 Written In The Stars Conference will be held on March 1 & 2, 2013

We’ve got a fabulous line up for you!  Just look at who’ll be there:

Industry Professionals Scheduled To Attend:


Speakers and Workshops (click on speaker name to learn more)

Allison Pittman That’s What He Said: Your Hero’s First Declaration of Love
B. A. Binns Man Talk
Barbara Vey Building Reader Loyalty
Beth Cornelison Getting your Story off to the right start
Betsy St. Amant Building an Eye-Catching Proposal – How to Tame that Dreaded Synopsis
Christa Allan Social Media:  To Tweet or Not To Tweet
Connie Cox Pacing: Trips, Tricks, Tips and Techniques
Elizabeth Mazer Spotlight on Harlequin’s Love Inspired lines
Janet Lee Barton Visual Story Boarding
Jill Marsal Inside Publishing: Changes, Trends, What’s Hot/What’s Not
Jo Davis aka J.D. Tyler Beyond the Serial Killer: Crafting Heart-Pounding Romantic Suspense
Keri Ford  aka Charley Colins Huh? What? Why? This is Self-Publishing
Kerri-Leigh Grady Strategies For Writing “Fresh”
Laura Marie Altom and Margaret Daley Cutting The Fat In Your Writing
Lenora Worth Using The Seven Deadly Sins To Create a Plot
Liliana Hart The Indie Revolution
Liz Talley New Twists On Old Plots
Lynn Cahoon The Time to Write – Finding your 25th hour
Mary Sue Seymour Gone Fishing: How to Catch an Agent
Sarah Hamer Intimacy:  Not Just Sex
Tessa Woodward TBD
Winnie Griggs Honing Your Pitch


Conference Fees:

Postmark Date

Nola Stars member

All Others

Before 01/13/13



Before 02/23/13



On or After 02/23/13



This year we are allowing the purchase of guest tickets for the awards luncheon.  See registration form for details.

Tentative Timeline:

August 15, 2011 Call for workshop proposals
Sept 15, 2011 Call for workshop proposals closes
Oct 15, 2011 Workshop line-up finalized
Nov. 15, 2011 Registration open to NOLA STARs members
Dec 1, 2011 Registration open to everyone


Hotel Information:

The Written In The Stars Conference will once again be held at the Holiday Inn Shreveport West. A block of rooms is being held for attendees at the special rate of $84/night

You can reserve your room by call ing 318-688-1877 during regular business hours.


Conference Schedule:
To view the Conference Schedule, please visit the Conference Schedule Page
Conference Registration:


Payment will be made using Paypal or a credit card


Please make check payable to NOLA STARs. Payment and registration may be mailed to:

Conference Registration Committee
P. O. Box 5418
Bossier City, LA 71171

Questions? Contact our Conference Coordinator


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