2004 Conference Photos

11th Annual
Heartland Writers Conference
June 3-5, 2004
Sikeston, Mo.
Conference Info

Writing Competition

Entry Deadline: April 12

2004 Conference brochure
and registration/entry forms
(740k Adobe PDF)

Past conferences

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Save the Date!

The next Heartland Writers Conference will be June 8-10, 2006.

Our previous conference's details are below:

2004 Heartland Writers Conference and
'Great Beginnings' Writing Competition

June 3-5, 2004 - Sikeston, Mo.

The Heartland Writers Conference and 'Great Beginnings' Writing Competition are held together every other summer during even-numbered years.

DATE Thursday, June 3, through Saturday, June 5, 2004

LOCATION The Best Western Coach House Inn
I-55 Exit 67 at Sikeston, Missouri

REGISTRATION FEE - The conference is limited to 150 attendees. Early registration not only guarantees your attendance but also offers you an opportunity to save as much as $60. Fees and deadlines are:

$195 until April 12, 2004 Writing Competition deadline
$220 until May 20, 2004 General registration deadline
$255 thereafter if space is available

If you are entering the Great Beginnings Writing Competition, your manuscript(s) must accompany your conference registration. No one will be admitted to workshops or meals without a badge. If you need further information, contact the Conference Attendee Liaison at (314) 631-1329 or via email at information@heartlandwriters.org.

HOTEL INFORMATION - The Best Western Coach House Inn offers one- and two-bedroom suites at the following special rates (not including tax/surcharges): King Suite, one king bed, living room, bath, $59 single, $65 two person; Queen Suite, one bedroom with 2 queen beds, living room, bath, $65 two person, $5 for each extra person; Two-bedroom Suite, two bedrooms each with its own bath separated by living room. One bedroom has one king bed, the other bedroom has two double beds, $85 up to 6 persons.

For reservations, call (573) 471-9700. Contact the hotel directly to make your reservations. Be sure to ask for the Heartland Writers Conference special rate. We urge you to reserve your room early. Alternate hotel rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Express, which is within walking distance of the conference. We have 54 rooms reserved there at a special rate if reserved before May 6. Other nearby hotels include the Pear Tree Inn and Drury Inn.

DIRECTIONS - Sikeston, Missouri, is on Interstate 55 approximately 2 and 1/2 hours south of Saint Louis. We regret that Coach House Inn offers no airport shuttle service. If you need transportation from Lambert Airport in Saint Louis, BART (Bootheel Area Rapid Transit) shuttle service offers reasonable rates: (800) 284-2278. The Heartland Writers Conference assumes no responsibility for transportation of attendees.


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