Manuscript Speed Dating

Special Event

Thursday, May 4
Storytelling Wing @ 6pm

This event is open to anyone who is ready to hand over their entire story to someone else for feedback. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just at a point where you feel you would benefit from someone else’s opinion. Okay, Okay, you can even bring your manuscript if you think it’ll be ready within two months.

Bring the first 25 pages of your story double spaced, stapled, and numbered. If you have a prologue you may skip it if you choose. I recommend bringing three copies but it is not mandatory.

Everyone will get a chance to read your 25 pages and request to read more. If you request their manuscript and they request yours then it’s a match. I’ll e-mail you both one another’s information and you two lovebirds can work out an exchange. The more manuscripts you request the more likely you are to get a match.

See you all there.

Short Story Finalists

This year’s contest went very well. As a judge, I can say all the entries were fun to read, but as is the nature of a contest, three rose above the rest. The winners of the 2017 UVW Short Story Contest are:

1st place – The Shadow’s Mercy by Genevieve Smith
2nd place – Relatively Haunted by Martha Rasmussen
3rd place – The Blue Night Garden by Jerry Timothy

These stories will be published in a special edition of the UVW newsletter and posted on this site. Look for those here in the first week of May.

Congratulations to our winners and a big thank you to all the participants.

Twists and Turns with Jennifer Nielsen

April 20, 2017
Storytelling Wing
7:00 PM

Join us for an evening with New York Times Bestselling author, Jennifer Nielsen. She will present on writing twists and turns. If you’ve read her Ascendance trilogy, you know she’s an expert in the art of misdirection.

Jennifer Nielsen was born and raised in northern Utah, where she still lives today with her husband, three children, and a dog that won’t play fetch. She is the author of The Ascendance trilogy, beginning with THE FALSE PRINCE; the MARK OF THE THIEF series, A NIGHT DIVIDED, and THE SCOURGE. She loves chocolate, old books, and lazy days in the mountains.

We will meet for a short critique at 6:00 PM, then convene at 7:00 PM for this lecture. See you there.