Workshops ranging from publishing trends to writing horror fiction and writing for movies and TV--along with a speakers' list that includes authors, agents, screenwriters and Charles Champlin, The Times critic-at-large--are on tap for the Chapman College Annual Writer's Conference Nov. 4.
Registration before next Wednesday is $65 ($75 thereafter) for the daylong conference, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The price includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, call (714) 997-6750.
Once again the conference is being coordinated by Irvine mystery writer Robert Ray, a fiction-writing instructor at Chapman and author of the Orange County-based Murdock detective series.
Ray said this year's conference will feature the biggest-ever lineup of speakers and include several changes suggested by last year's participants: "To keep the customers happy," he remarked.