The sixth annual Berries, Bridges and Books Writers Conference will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 at Woodland Park Baptist Church, 1909 J.W. Davis Drive, in Hammond. Doors open at 8 a.m.

The conference is hosted by the Creative Minds Writers Group, which meets monthly at the Art Station in Ponchatoula.

Featured writers are storyteller “Ms. Chocolate” Gwen Williams on inspirational writing; Wendy Duhe Woods, author of the Indigeaux children’s series, on writing for children; Henry Darrow biographer Jan Pippins; Mark Mathes with “What Editors and Publishers are Looking for From Writers”; true crime author and journalist Susan Mustafa; Diana DuBois, author of the “Paranormal” novels; Mary Beth Magee on marketing; Joyce Bedell on memoir writing; Kathy Mayeux with “How the Library Helps the Writer”; Dayne Sherman on traditional vs. independent publishing; and writer, speaker and humorist Kathryn Martin.

Registration is $35 in advance, $40 at the door. A hot lunch and afternoon dessert are included.

For information, visit or call Wendy Woods at (225) 573-2623 or Kathryn Martin at (985) 386-3030.