Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Spring workshop: Now registering

Tired of writing the same old boring stuff, day after day, month after month? Imagine how your readers must feel.

The Kansas City chapter of the ASBPE invites you to attend our Spring Writing and Editing Workshop at the Brookridge Golf & County Club on Tuesday, May 15. Join us for lunch and an afternoon filled with creative ideas on how to turn your magazine into an award-winning publication that leaves your readers counting the days until your next issue comes out.

Our Spring workshop features three highly acclaimed journalism professors who will give you ideas on ways to make bad stories good, and good stories, great — and for only a half-day's investment of your time.

Registration is now open, so mark your calendar and sign up now.

Who should attend: any writer, editor, or even publisher who is interested in learning (and sharing) ways to improve the quality of their publication's editorial content.

  • Tom Eblen will help you see your publication with a new eye. He is a retired journalism professor from the University of Kansas and is currently an editorial consultant for the Kansas Press Association
  • Ron Johnson will provide advanced editing techniques. Johnson is a journalism professor at Kansas State University.
  • John Lofflin will reveal the art of storytelling for B2B. He is journalism professor at Park University and a veteran freelance writer.
Date: Tuesday, May 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)

Location: Brookridge Golf & Country Club, 8223 W 103rd St, Overland Park (103rd St. & Antioch)

Cost: $55 for ASBPE members, $70 for non-members, $30 for students

RSVP: To reserve your spot for the workshop, e-mail Bill King at BillKing@penton.com, or call 913-338-1503, by Friday, May 11.