GREENSBORO—Pre-registration for the North Carolina Writers' Network 2017 Spring Conference closes Sunday, April 16. While on-site registration will be available, attendees can save more than 25 percent by registering early.
Spring Conference happens Saturday, April 22, in the MHRA Building and Curry Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Not only does pre-registration save a substantial amount of money, it also affords conferencegoers the opporutnity to sign up for "Lunch with an Author," a program feature not available to those who register on-site.
"Lunch with an Author" allows registrants to share a meal with the faculty member of their choice. Because lunch is pre-ordered as part of this program, registrants will also spend less time waiting in line for food and more time getting to know their fellow writers. "Lunch with an Author" is an intimate, casual feature that has been very popular the past several years, and slots do fill quickly.
At Spring Conference, North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee and former NC poet laureate Fred Chappell will give the Keynote Address. There will be faculty readings and open mics (sign up on-site!), and the third annual Slush Pile Live, where a panel of editors responds to anonymous submissions being read aloud in front of a live audience.
Spring Conference is sponsored in part by The MFA in Creative Writing Program at UNCG, which will provide free parking for Spring Conference registrants in the Oakland Avenue Parking Deck, across Forest Street from the MHRA Building (behind Yum Yum Better Ice Cream and Old Town Draught House). Other sponsors include 88.5 FM WFDD: Public Radio for the Piedmont, the News & Record in Greensboro, and the North Carolina Arts Council.