April 28, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  ~  Center for Academic Success, Learning Resource Center, Butte College main campus

$45 for students and educators, $75 for community members. Includes breakfast and lunch.

Last day to register online is Thursday, April 26 by 5 p.m. in order to finalize food orders. A limited number of walk-in registrations will be available the morning of the conference for an additional $5.

WordSpring is an annual creative writing conference that inspires writers of all kinds to plunge back into writing. This year WordSpring has 17 workshops ranging from travel writing and food writing to song lyric writing and spoken word poetry. This is an unparalleled event that you will not want to miss! Meet professional writers and benefit from their knowledge and experience. Make connections within your local writing community. Come to enjoy a day full of imagination and camaraderie and leave with a richer understanding of your craft.

This year we are excited to welcome keynote speaker Jason Bayani, who will also be presenting the workshop Writing with the Body.

Jason Bayani


Some of our other presenters and workshops include:


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Erika Mailman


Erika Mailman will be leading two workshops:

From Humiliation to Hallelujah: Connecting with a Younger Self to Write Young Adult Fiction

From Murder to Manuscript 


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Troy Jollimore


Troy Jollimore will be leading “A Red Hot Half-Brick in an Old Sock”: Tradition, Subversion, and the Sonnet




Blair Anthony Robertson

Blair Anthony Robertson will be leading two workshops:


How to Find Your Voice as a Food Writer Without Getting Death Threats or Scolded By Your Primary Care Physician

Breaking into Travel Writing





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