Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: David Roper
Following the Headlights: The Long and Winding Personal Journey of Writing a Novel
Next to sailing, telling and writing stories is Dave Roper’s favorite pastime. Dave is a three-time Best of Show fiction winner of the Marblehead Festival of Art Writers’ World. His writing has been published in eighteen languages. Recent work includes the novel Rounding the Bend…The Life and Times of Big Red. His prior book, Watching for Mermaids, rose to #4 on the Boston Globe Bestseller List. Dave is also the author of Getting the Job You Want Now! (a Time Warner book), and a regular columnist for Points East Magazine. He has written feature stories for Cruising World, Lakeland Boating, Sail, Sailing, Reader’s Digest, and The Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly. Dave has been a yacht delivery skipper, captain of a 135’ Mississippi River stern wheel cruise ship, and life-long cruiser along the coast of Maine. In 1982 he founded and continues to direct A-Script, a career advisory and resume writing firm in Marblehead, MA.