Greenbo hosting writers conference

The KYOWA — Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia — Writers is hosting the Dogwood Writers Conference, Friday-Saturday, April 26-27, at Greenbo Lake State Park. KYOWA, once a chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA) but now over a decade old, began the conference because traveling to conferences at other cities was expensive and overwhelming for many writers. 

Speakers include Jeff Jobe, owner of Jobe Publishing along the I-65 corridor, children’s author Susan Nicholls, and LuAnne McLane, USA best-selling novelist.

KYOWA dropped its RWA affiliation and became a Tri-State organization for all writers about three years ago. Our members include newspaper columnists, fiction authors, non-fiction book writers, children’s authors, freelancers and bloggers.

Dogwood is the KYOWA premier event. Attendance is capped at 50 that makes it affordable ($50 per person) and keep an intimate feel. A number of the attendees who were in the “I want to” stage when they began attending are now published and still keep coming back.

For information or to register, email or Cathie Shaffer with the Greenup County News-Times and a KPA Board of Director at



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *