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Second Annual Spring Writers' Symposium and Writing Contest


Second Annual Spring Writing Symposium
and Writing Contest

 The Idaho Creative Authors Network (ICAN) is honored to present the Second Annual Spring Writers' Symposium & Writing Contest, a spring opportunity and writing contest for published and non-published authors.  The event will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM -4:00 PM at Parma High School Common Room
137 Panther Way,
Parma, ID 83660
Parma High School Commons
137 Panther Way
Parma, ID 83660
Saturday, March 4, 2017
 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 The Idaho Creative Authors Network (ICAN) is honored to present the Second Annual Spring Writers' Symposium & Writing Contest, a spring opportunity for published and non-published authors. 

Presenters include Author Carol Green Kjar and ICAN members Phyllis Vavold Nettleton, JoEllen Claypool, Sheila Eismann and Carol Green.

They will be covering topics on Strengthening Your Writing, Manuscript Development, Cover Design and more.

Come prepared to engage in a writing activity to practice what you have learned during the event.

Q  &  A Panel with all Professional Presenters and Co-Founders of ICAN

Writing Contest Awards
View the winners of our Spring 2017 writing contest by visiting our Contests Page . ​ 
Meet our presenter, Joanna Tucker
"In college, I worked as an assistant managing editor for the UT Tyler Patriot. While working for the Patriot, I became editor of East Texas People, a newspaper covering society news and events in East Texas.
In 1995, I went to work for a daily newspaper in East Texas. After moving to Idaho, I wrote business features for the Idaho PressTribune as a stringer."
Meet Pamela KleibrinkThompson
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson is a career coach, writer, and recruiter. She is an internationally known speaker and has presented on career issues and writing at conferences from Stuttgart, Germany, to San Diego, California, and at schools from Singapore to Sarasota.  Pamela worked as a production manager on the Emmy Award-winning animated series The Simpsons and has written and produced training films for AT&T and IBM. Her articles have appeared in more than 100 publications.  You can reach her at
Meet Lance Thompson
Lance Thompson has written for television (Mr. Belvedere), been a script doctor for movies (The Two Jakes, The Honeymooners), and is an award-winning motion picture advertising consultant who has worked on over 500 campaigns. His writing and photography have appeared in magazines, (Air & Space Smithsonian, Cowboys & Indians, Hemispheres), books (X-Plane Crashes) and newspapers (Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News).  He has lectured on writing at the Scriptwriters Network in Los Angeles, at Idaho Scriptwriters Association, and conducted screen writing workshops for the Idaho Film Office.  He was founding president of Idaho Media Professionals and has hosted two local television interview shows, Capital Rap and Idaho Media Showcase.
Meet entertainer, Stormi Sorrell
Stormi Sorrell is a 14 year-old from Parma, Idaho. She loves to sing and perform for anyone who will listen! Stormi recently competed in Fine Arts Nationals in Orlando, Florida where she received a superior rating for her vocal solo. Stormi has written her own songs and arranged some classics in a new way.  You can view a video of her Fine Arts Nationals performance HERE.

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