The Best Writing Conference in NYC, USA

Should I Say That I Loved This One? 

Though it was decades ago, I remember this forever.    I had the one writing (well, writing-related) experience in New York City,  USA.    It was during a time that I could not afford to attend this conference, workshop but I knew in my heart that I must go.  So I did this compromise thing, and that worked for me.

The conference was so expensive and I didn’t have the money for it.  The whole thing was probably over three or four hundred dollars at the time.    But I kept on thinking about this and that made me wonder, “Am I just meant to be there”?   And so, smiles, my answer to myself was, “yes indeed”  , but how can I afford this?   Compromise.  It is surprising how sometimes a compromise can be a really great thing to experience.

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So my compromise was this, though I didn’t have the money to go to the conference, I would manage to scrape up the money to attend at least one day of the conference.   I would miss most of it but I would celebrate the one day that I was able to  go to.

Oh, the name of the conference was   ASJA  .   That is American Society of Journalist and Authors Writers Conference.

I chose the day that had the luncheon and that really gave me an “extra”.   With the luncheon, I got to hear the key note speaker.   And I got to register for three full workshops during that one day conference.   (or two, I forgot).

I registered for the Broadcast Journalism workshop that was lead by Ernie Anastos.  Yes,  “that” Ernie Anastos.   It was great!  (No details here, smiles).   And the other workshop that I attended was the Non-Fiction Writing one  (actually, I forgot the formal title of the workshop but I know it was lead by one of the main editors of Family Circle magazine).

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An unexpected treat was seeing the President of  Random House walking through the hallways and the person was greeting people, answering questions etc.

The lunch was the best (I’m not a foodie, smiles) but it was that old, fancy pants luncheon, you know , quite formal.  Hey, it was part of the conference. So, I accepted it as it was, even though it was not my cup of tea.

I can not describe the whole experience as it would take me days to do that here.   I’ll just say that I enjoyed the conference so much and I learned so much there, that it encouraged me to go on to another writers’ conference in NYC,  USA , the next year

I went to the MaryMount Manhattan College Writers Conference in Manhattan, NY  USA.

I am getting too tired to write here anymore, for today , so I’ll leave it right here. Peace.

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ARTFROMPERRY I take photographs and tell stories with photographs, . Everything in these photographs is exactly as it is supposed to be. Blurred, from a distance, sharp or not, colors varied from the average. These are not photographic mistakes nor anything to be corrected. These are exactly as I want them to be seen. As a pastime, I produce and direct television programs in parts of New York City, NYS USA UPDATE: Due to covid hitting our city, I temporarily stopped producing television since the studio required that we sign a seemingly illegal covid contract in order to have access to the studio. Considering a lawsuit to get the program back on the air again .

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