Thursday, August 06, 2009

Tucson: SSA Contest Finalists - Wrangling With Writing Conference

Congratulations TucsonStage Member, and all around good guy, Richard Chaney for being one of the finalists --- enjoy the Wrangling With Writing Conference! …


-----Original Message-----
From: Carol Costa []
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2009 12:57 PM
Subject: SSA Contest Finalists



The three finalists in the one act competition sponsored by the Society of Southwestern Authors are:


ME by Maia Akiva, Los Angeles, CA


Four of Hearts by Richard Chaney, Tucson, AZ


Fish Hungry by John M. Williams, LaGrange, GA


These three plays will be presented in a special Readers Theater event on Saturday, September 26th as part of SSA's Wrangling with Writing conference. The audience will then decide the placement of each play for the awards.


Carol Costa

Conference Director




The Society of Southwestern Authors

 welcomes you to our

Wrangling With Writing

Conference 2009

Once a year, the Society of Southwestern Authors sponsors a two-day Writing Conference featuring experts on topics of professional interest to writers of every genre and every level. This conference is open to members and nonmembers alike. 

Pitch your projects in one-on-one interviews to Editors, Agents, and Film & TV producers, attend Workshops on writing, publishing and marketing—and socialize with writers, agents, editors, publishers, film producers, and vendors.

Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th

Cost:  SSA Members: $275     Nonmembers: $350 
(NOTE: no price increase from the past few years!)

Conference fee includes these meals: Continental breakfast Sat & Sun, plus lunch on Sat and Sun, AND Saturday night dinner featuring Readers’ Theater performances of finalists in our Playwriting Contest.

Holiday Inn Palo Verde, Tucson Arizona (See below for hotel information)

The Society of Southwestern Authors'
One-Act Playwriting Contest

One Act Plays 30-40 minutes in length, maximum 8 characters
Deadline: June 30, 2009 (received by)
$ 10.00 entry fee

 (SSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and educating writers—fees offset contest expenses)

Prizes: 1st—$300     2nd—$200      3rd—$100

Three finalists will receive free conference admission, including hotel accommodations, to the annual Wrangling With Writing conference sponsored by the Society to be held September 26th and 27th in Tucson, Arizona at the Palo Verde Holiday Inn. The plays will be read on Saturday night and audience members will choose the first, second, and third place winners. All plays will also be considered for the SSA's ongoing Readers Theater series.

Send one bound copy of your play with the entry fee to:
SSA P.O. Box 35484 Tucson, AZ 85740 Attn: Playwriting Contest

Please include your name and contact information on the title page of the script.

Hotel Accommodations:

Holiday Inn Palo Verde (Tucson Airport North)

Special Room Rates; reservations must be made through the hotel separately—

Make sure to mention you’re attending the SSA WRANGLING WITH WRITING CONFERENCE

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Tucson Airport North
4550 South Palo Verde Road
Tucson, Arizona  85714

Phone: (520) 746-1161
Fax: (520) 741-1170



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