Writer’s Conference, Dublin, OH

06 April 2024

Come join us either in person or online for a fun-filled day of great presentations, discussions, and seminars, all designed to help and support you on your storytelling journey.

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Dublin Branch Columbus Metropolitan Library
75 North High Street, Dublin, Ohio.

Program (Subject to Change)

09:00 amRegistration, Coffee, and Refined Carbohydrates
09:15 amRussell NormanWelcoming Remarks and Brief Personal Introductions of Attendees.
09:45 amKeynote Speaker: Rhonda SchlumpbergerEditor in Chief, Intrepidus Ink
10:30 amDel Griffith"The Horror! The Horror!"
11:00 amRussell Mickler"Author Platform Basics: Ideas for Self-Marketings"
11:15 amJamie Gregory"Writing in the Margins of Life"
11:45 amBeth Connor"Beyond the Book"
12:15 pmLUNCH (see below)
01:30 pmDeidra Lovegren"The Importance of Comic Relief"
02:00 pmMichał Przywara"The Relationship Between Writer and Reader"
02:30 pmBlind Critique of the Top Ten 100-Word Contest Stories (see below)
03:30 pmVoting & Announcement of the Blue Marble Storyteller's 100-Word Contest
Planning for Dublin, Ireland - Saturday, August 10, 2024
04:00 pmCloseCindy & Cristina Strube's Duet - ♫ "Cockles & Mussels" ♫
EveningGrab dinner on your own (or with a new writer friend), then join us for some fun at Pins Mechanical Company and 16-Bit Arcade + Bar.

Blue Marble Storyteller’s 100-word Contest

  • Prompts for the 100-Word Contest will be emailed to all registrants on Friday, March 29 @ 6:00 p.m. EST.
  • Participants will have 48 hours to submit their original work to lovegren.deidra@gmail.com.
  • Entries received after Sunday, March 31 @ 6:00 p.m. EST will not be considered..
  • All participants will receive a compilation of the entries on Thursday, April 4 to review before the conference.
  • The top ten entries (selected by Russell Norman & Jamie Gregory) will be discussed during the blind critique session at the conference..
  • After the critique, participants will vote for the winner.
  • The winner will be announced at the end of the conference.
  • Prize: Bragging Rights and a Starbucks Gift Card. Stay caffeinated, my friends.

Contact Deidra if you have any questions or concerns.

Lunch and Dinner Options

Grab Some Grub
There are extensive delectable offerings within a ten-minute walk from the library! 
Some of Jamie’s favorite places are:

Recommended Hotels

Springhill Suites Columbus Dublin
4475 Bridge Park Ave.
Dublin, Ohio, USA 43017
+1 614-766-7255

Springhill Suites Hotel Website

AC Hotel Columbus Dublin
6540 Riverside Drive
Dublin, Ohio, USA, 43017
+1 614-798-8652

AC Hotel Website

Local Attractions

Sticking around for the whole weekend? Check out these central Ohio attractions:

Pins Mechanical Company

16-Bit Bar + Arcade

Sandbox VR

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

COSI Museum (Center of Science and Industry)

Columbus Museum of Art (free on Sundays)

Easton Town Center

The Piano Bar


Registration and attendance is FREE. All sessions will take place at the Dublin library, and includes participation in the 100-word writing contest, and a free t-shirt (for in-person attendees only).

Not included in the free registration is lunch, dinner/evening social activities, and lodging for attendees wishing to stay in the area overnight.

The Flyer (web PDF – 4 Mbytes)

The Flyer (print-ready PDF – 9 Mbytes)

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