Conferences & Events

I try to attend at least one writing conference a year. SCBWI offers great national and regional conferences throughout the year. Whether you are a writer or an aspiring writer, attending writing conferences will be well worth your time.

I participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), too. You can find me on the site by searching for christophermillay.

Midwest Writers Workshop 2014 is where I met my tribe of Noodle Friends: Amanda, Christine, Val, & Victor (LOVE you guys!). It’s also where I met my secret group of T-Rex writers in 2016. We’re having a blast critiquing, celebrating, and supporting each other.

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If you’re attending any of these events, make sure to find me! I’d love to meet you.

2018 Events

June 1-3: Indiana SCBWI Summer Festival of Writing and Illustrating, Central Library, Evansville, Indiana.

November 2018: National Novel Writing Month. Once again, I’ll be working with students at Mount Vernon Junior High School.

2017 Events

July 20-22: Midwest Writers Workshop at Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

November 2017: National Novel Writing Month. We had 15 students from Mount Vernon Junior High School meet their word count goals! And, I won NaNoWriMo, too.

2016 Events

April 29 – May 1, 2016: SCBWI Wild, Wild Midwest Conference, Naperville, IL.

July 21 – 23, 2016: Midwest Writers Workshop at Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

November 2016: National Novel Writing Month. I was SO excited about NaNoWriMo in 2016! I got to work with students at our local Jr. High School, in collaboration with teachers and staff at the local Alexandrian Library! I didn’t pull off a NaNoWriMo win, but helping the students work through writing a novel was definitely worth it. Fourteen students met their word count goals as part of the Young Writers Program!

2015 Events

July 23 – 25, 2015: Midwest Writers Workshop at Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

November 2015: National Novel Writing Month. I won NaNoWriMo this year!

2014 Events

July 24-26, 2014: Midwest Writers Workshop at Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

November 2014: National Novel Writing Month.

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