Audiobook superstar George Guidallwill be the keynote speaker for this year’s Writers Project Runway: Reach for the Starsmini-conference to be held in Leesburg at Ida Lee Park on Saturday, Aug. 10. 

         As an audiobook narrator, Guidallhas been engaging listeners for more than 20 years with everything from classics like “Les Misérables” and “Frankenstein” to a host of best-sellers including Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” series, Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods.” 

         Writers Project Runway attendees also will be able to choose from a variety of workshop sessions, including those covering story plotting, story setting, developing characters, the basics of publishing and book marketing, writing and submitting poetry, article writing, doing research, and writing for artists. 

         Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., followed by the multi-session program from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (lunch is included). Registration fee is $100 for non-members, and $90 for students. Attendees must be at least 18 years old. Space is limited.

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