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North Carolina Writers' Network Fall Conference 2007

Friday November 16 through Sunday November 18

The Hawthorne Inn, Winston-Salem, NC

Featuring 3 Master Classes, More than 30 Classes and Workshops, Critiquing Service, Manuscript Mart, Brand New Speed Pitching Service, Faculty Readings, and Exhibits.


Conference Fees
Early registration: On-site registration as a walk-in:
  • $250 for members (includes meals)
  • $325 for non-members (includes membership and meals)
  • $350 for non-members (includes meals)
  • $25 for a Master Class
  • $120 for Manuscript Mart
  • $120 for Critique Service
  • $50 for Speed Pitching
  • $35 for Friday Evening Reception
  • $375 for members and non-members (does not include meals)

Important Dates

October 16 at midnight Deadline to reserve hotel rooms at low conference rate
November 7 Deadline for Conference Registration (5pm by phone or mail; midnight if registering online) -- Including Speed Pitching
October 24 Postmark Deadline for signing up for Master Class (See guidelines)
October 24 Postmark Deadline for Manuscript Mart submissions (See guidelines)
October 24 Postmark Deadline for Critique Service submissions (See guidelines)
November 16-17 Walk-in Registration available on site ($375, meals not included)
November 16-18 Conference in Session


Friday, November 16
5:00 - 8:00pm Registration, Bookseller and Conference Marketplace open
5:30 - 7:30pm Reception ($35 fee, due by November 7)
7:30 - 8:30pm Dinner on Your Own
9:00 - 10:00pm Keynote: Jill McCorkle (Booksigning to follow)
Saturday, November 17
8:00 - 9:00am Registration
Coffee with an Author: Carole Boston Weatherford (Booksigning to follow)
9:00am - 10:00pm Bookseller and Conference Marketplace open
9:00am - 12:30pm Manuscript Mart and Critique Service (by prior appointment only)
9:00 - 10:30am Session I Classes
11:00am - 12:30pm Session II Classes
12:45 - 2:00pm Luncheon
Speaker: Nathan Ross Freeman
2:30 - 4:30pm Master Classes (prior approval required)
2:30 - 4:00pm Session III Classes
4:30 - 5:30pm Speed Pitching (by prior appointment only)
4:30 - 6:30pm Faculty Readings
7:00 - 9:00pm Banquet
Speaker: Robert Morgan (Booksigning to follow)
9:30 - 10:30pm Conferee Open Mic
Sunday, November 18
8:00am - 9:00am Coffee with an Author: John Hart and Louise Hawes (Booksignings to follow)
9:00am - 12:00pm Bookseller and Conference Marketplace open
9:00am - 12:30pm Manuscript Mart and Critique Service (by prior appointment only)
9:00 - 10:30am Session IV Classes
11:00am - 12:30pm Session V Classes
12:45 - 1:00pm Closing Remarks and Raffle

Refunds and Cancellations

Cancellations must be made in writing and arrive at the Network by 5 pm on November 1, 2007, for you to receive a refund of the registration fee, less $150. No-shows or cancellations after November 1 are nonrefundable.

Manuscript Mart, Critique Service, Speed Pitching, and Master Class fees are not refundable if you cancel. However, if we are not able to find a place for you in the Manuscript Mart, Critique Service, or Speed Pitching, we will return your check(s) for related extra charge(s). (Master Class application fees are nonrefundable, as they are administrative charges.)

Send all refund requests to NC Writers' Network Refund, PO Box 954, Carrboro, NC 27510.

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