Friday, December 19, 2008


If you are attending the Mount Hermon writers conference in April please consider participating in the Buddy System for first timers. The Buddy System is a program designed to help first-timer registrants arrive at the conference better prepared and ready to make the most of the Mount Hermon experience. There are 2 ways to get involved:

1) As a First-timer - If you are attending Mount Hermon for the first time you probably have a lot of questions about what to expect, pack, wear, etc. The Buddy System matches you with a conference "veteran" (meaning the individual has attended this conference at least once) who can answer your pre-conference questions via e-mail.

2) As an experienced Buddy - If you have attended the conference before (even one time) you have a lot to offer a person who has never been. Please consider being available to a first-timer to answer the questions and concerns that so often come up before a big conference like Mount Hermon. All correspondence is done over e-mail (unless you decide to incorporate phone calls). You are NOT expected to critique, room with your first-timer, hold his/her hand throughout the conference, or promise introductions to editors and agents. This is simple a pre-conference preparation help. Many have told us that serving as a buddy has been a huge blessing.

Buddy pairs will be matched a month before the conference. Women are matched with women and men with men. We can¢t promise this but we also try to keep writing interests and conference goals in mind.
To sign up or get more information please e-mail me privately at

Jeanette Hanscome

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