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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH—The North Carolina Writers' Network 2013 Fall Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Wrightsville Beach, November 15-17.

The Fall Conference attracts hundreds of writers from around the country and provides a weekend full of activities that include lunch and dinner banquets with readings, keynotes, tracks in several genres, open mic sessions, and the opportunity for one- on-one manuscript critiques with editors or agents. Conference faculty include professional writers from North Carolina and beyond.

Wilmington resident Clyde Edgerton will give the Keynote Address. Edgerton, a North Carolina native, is the author of five New York Times Notable Books and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Philip Gerard will lead the Master Class in Creative Nonfiction. Gerard is a professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and the author of, most recently, Down the Wild Cape Fear.

The Fiction Master Class will be led by Rebecca Lee. Winner of the 2013 Danuta Gleed Literary Award, Lee is the author of the short- story collection Bobcat and Other Stories. She earned her MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and is an associate professor in the UNCW Creative Writing Program.

Peter Makuck will lead the Poetry Master Class. His 2010 poetry collection Long Lens: News & Selected Poems, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus at East Carolina University.

Registration for the NCWN 2013 Fall Conference opens in early September. Save the date!

 
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