National Writers’ Empowerment Conference


Contact: Renee Bobb
Phone: (615) 753-5647
R.B.I. Enterprise
P.O. Box 583 , Hermitage , TN 37076
E-mail:; Web site:


Nashville, T.N.—Registration is underway for the 2009 National Writers’ Empowerment Conference and Book Expo to be held on Saturday, February 21, 2009, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, in Nashville , TN. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Select Opryland/Airport, 2200 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville , TN 37214 .

Hundreds of novice and seasoned writers from all across the country will converge on the Holiday Inn Select, Opryland/Airport in Nashville , TN to attend the Fifth Semi-Annual National Writers’ Empowerment Conference and Book Expo. Founded by prolific writer and self-publishing guru Renee Bobb (, the conference is billed as an event where aspiring authors can not only learn about the book publishing industry, but promote and market their works as well.

This year’s theme is: “Moving Beyond the Dream to Reality.” The one major aspect that has been noticed from past conferences is that participants are not only motivated to write, market, and publish their books, but they are putting the information into action. Everyone has a story to tell but very few know the in’s and out’s of how to first write the book, then how to get their books on the market. With the help of technology and the knowledge of publishing professionals, anyone can master the art of writing and publishing a book.

The National Writers’ Empowerment Conference is uniquely designed to train the aspiring author on how to make the transition from writer to published author. This event provides the information, resources, and training that writers and authors need to write, publish, and market their books. Conference participants will have an opportunity to hone their writing skill in sessions led by established authors, editors, and publishers.

Workshop Topics include:
Workshop 1: Getting Organized to Write a Book
Workshop 2: Overcoming Life Obstacles and Writing Your Book
Workshop 3: Understanding Your Publishing Options
Workshop 4: The Nuts and Bolts of Editing
Workshop 5: Self-Publish: Understanding the Step-by-Step Publishing Process
Workshop 6: Unleashing the Freelance Writer Within
Workshop 7: The In’s and Out’s of Publishing a Children’s Book
Workshop 8: How to Market and Sell Your Books to Bookstores
Workshop 9: Are You a Poet? How to Publish Your Book of Poetry
Workshop 10: Strategic Book Placement in the Market Place
Workshop 11: How to Go From Published Author to Motivational Speaker

Special Guest Speaker: Kevin Wayne Johnson, Author and Radio Show Host

Topic: Book Marketing: How to Market Your Book to Success.

Most Request Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts of Editing

Workshop Leader: Tanya Brockett is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author. She is also the founding copyeditor at Hallagen Ink­—an editorial services firm (

There is a great line up of speakers and panelists ready to help you become a polished writer and author. Visit to receive more information about the speakers and workshop leaders.

Participants will spend the entire day not only attending workshops, but meeting and networking with local authors, independent bookstore owners, suppliers, editors, printers, and much, much more. (Private consultations are also being offered for a small fee for those who want more one-on-one time with the experts.)

Early bird registration (on or before January15, 2009) is $75.00, full registration (after January 15, 2009) is $95.00.
Special pricing for Active Duty Military and/or Veterans is $75.00 and College Student or Teen Registration is $75.00. The registration fee will cover breakfast, lunch, all workshops and workshop materials, as well as entrance to the book expo.

For more information about the National Writers’ Empowerment Conference and Book Expo please call Renee Bobb at 615-753-5647 or e-mail Visit the web site at


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