Riga, Latvia (PRWEB) July 02, 2014
Tom Crosshill from Latvia, invited to speak at the June conference of TEDx in Riga, Latvia, spoke to the exclusive live audience on how fiction writing skills can help you make difficult life decisions — that everyone can benefit from learning to tell better stories. He was joined by a diverse group at the Splendid Palace Theater and the conference also covered the subjects of classical music, comics, science journalism, law and community activism to name a few. The event was covered by national media, streamed live online and was also shown on Latvian digital TV.
Now in its 31st year, the Writers of the Future Contest began in 1983 and attracts entries worldwide in science fiction and fantasy. Twelve quarterly winners receive prize monies and, along with selected finalists, are published in an annual anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future (Galaxy Press). The book is sold in bookstores and at Amazon.com and gives the winners the exposure that they need.
The idea has proved very successful. Hundreds of winners have had successful writing careers following their win and publication in the anthology, and to date has launched the careers of 12 New York Times bestselling authors including: Jo Beverley, Tobias S. Buckell, Nancy Farmer, Eric Flint, Karen Joy Fowler, Tim Myers, Patrick Rothfuss, Lisa Smedmen, Dean Wesley Smith, Elizabeth Wein, Sean Williams, and Dave Wolverton aka David Farland.