Jot: The GR Writers Mini-Conference

It has a name.

After conducting a poll to determine which of the names were most popular (the most popular category was Other, as in, other than the names we liked), the Weaklings decided to throw all previous names out the window and start fresh. Thus was born Jot: The GR Writers Mini-Conference.

So, for those of you who value putting events in your calendars, jot this down. Jot will be happening February 8th from 7:00 – 11:00pm at Baker Book House in Grand Rapids, MI.

Baker Book House's new event areaNow that we have a name, a date, and a venue, we need to market this thing. And to do that, we’ll need your help. In order to market effectively, we need to create some graphics for the conference. And so, we are having a Jot Logo Contest. Think you have an eye for graphic design? Send us a logo! Make sure that the logo features the name (Jot) and the subtitle (The GR Writers Mini-Conference). PDFs are preferred, but we can work with JPGs as well. Send your submission to The winner will be chosen by the Weaklings. The contest ends December 15th.

Don’t have an interest in designing our logo? That’s okay. You can still help us market Jot by telling your friends about it.

“But Josh,” you say. “What do I tell them?”

Say this: “Have you heard of Jot: The GR Writers Mini-Conference? It’s a free, one-day writers conference happening in February. It will be a night for meeting other writers, learning the craft of writing, and actually having some time to write. The presenters will be speaking on things like writing with a busy schedule, flash fiction, and marketing yourself and your books. It’s happening at the newly remodeled Baker Book House in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’m going, of course, and you should go too.”

That should cover it.

I’ll keep you posted as we get closer to the actual event. In the mean time, tell your friends and maybe submit a logo. Thanks for reading!


3 responses to “Jot: The GR Writers Mini-Conference

  1. Mentioned this to the creative writing teacher and the advisor of the Creative Writing club here at the high school. I’m going to mention it to the student president of the Creative Writing Club today in class.

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