Charlotte--Pre-registration for the North Carolina Writers' Network 2014 Fall Conference closes Friday, November 14. Attendees must register by 5:00 pm if registering by mail or midnight if registering online.
While on-site registration will be available, registering early saves conferencegoers nearly 40 percent. What other reason do you need? Register now.
The North Carolina Writers' Network 2014 Fall Conference offers something for almost every writer, at any level of skill or experience. Your best route to getting the most out of the Network’s 2014 Fall Conference depends on where you are right now as a writer, where you want to go as a writer, and how you want to get from here to there.
Are you a novice writer? Good workshop options for newbies include Chantel Acevedo’s “All Shapes and Sizes: A Workshop on Novel Structure”; “Poetry 101” with Anthony S. Abbott; and “First Impressions in the First Few Pages” with Sarah Creech.
Are you an emerging writer? You may want to mix some of the craft workshops—maybe “Poetry and Time” with Julie Funderburk; “Making Their Stories Your Own” with Rebecca McClanahan; or Zelda Lockhart’s “The Mirror Exercise: Producing a Whole Short Work in Less Than an Hour”—with some of the appropriate business-of-writing workshops like Sunday’s panel discussion on “The Many Paths to Publication” with Kim Boykin, John Hartness, and Karon Luddy.
Are you an experienced writer? You may be ready to concentrate on the “business of writing” workshops: “The Art of the Pitch” with Betsy Thorpe and Carin Siegfried; “Crafting Your Message: Beginning an Interactive Publicity Campaign” with Priscilla Goudreau-Santos; “The Many Paths to Publication” panel discussion; maybe even “Creating a Poetry Community” with Scott Owens and Jonathan K. Rice.
And if you're an author, well, why not come to the conference just to brag? And of course to enjoy the keynote address by Allan Gurganus, Saturday's luncheon featuring North Carolina's seventh poet laureate, Joseph Bathanti, and Saturday night's annual banquet featuring the inimitable Wilton Barnhardt.
The North Carolina Writers' Network 2014 Fall Conference runs November 21-23 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, in Charlotte. Pre-registration is open through Friday, November 14.