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Registration for Spring Conference 2023
Location: MHRA Building, UNC-Greensboro

Saturday, April 22

Schedules subject to change

Registration ends at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 14.
Day-of registration will not be available for the 2023 Spring Conference.

PLEASE NOTE: We will monitor the spread of COVID-19 this spring, and will follow or exceed all recommended safety guidelines.
  We encourage all registrants to have up-to-date vaccinations and to wear a mask indoors.

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Registrant Directory

We invite you to share your name and email address in a Registrant Directory of 2023 Spring Conference attendees. This directory will include first and last names and email addresses for all registrants who choose to be included and will be shared with those registrants after the conference.

Joining the Registrant Directory is not required, and the Network will not share the directory with those who do not choose to join.

To be included in the Registrant Directory, check the following box:

Conference Classes

Master Class is an alternative for Session I and Session II classes. For details, please read the Submission Guidelines on the Master Class page of our website.

Even if you plan to apply for a Master Class, you must choose the Session I and Session II classes you would like to attend if you are not accepted into the Master Class.

(Please note that schedules are subject to change.)

Session I Selection (meets 10:30am to 12:00pm):

Session II Selection (meets 2:30 to 4:00pm):

Master Class - Optional

Master Class is an alternative for Session I and Session II. For details, please read the Submission Guidelines on the Master Class page of our website.

Class size is limited to 10.

Master Class registration is closed. All classes are full.

Membership - Optional

As an option, you can join the Network when you register and pay the Member rate for the conference!

Individual ($80)
2-Year Individual ($140)
Senior 65+ ($60)
2-Year Senior 65+ ($110)
Reduced Rate ($60): Full-Time Student
Writer 30 or Under
Person with Disabilities

remove membership selection (if made by mistake)

New Members: How did you hear about us?

Newsletter Format:

Please indicate your preferred format for receiving the NCWN Newsletter.

Note. Please select the PDF option if you are not at one address throughout the year.

Printed copy mailed through US Postal Service
PDF format sent as an email attachment

Conference Cost

Please select the appropriate conference cost:

$100: Member Cost
$150: Non-Member Cost

Lunch with an Author

(meets 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
As an option, sign up to have lunch with a small group of fellow registrants and one of our conference instructors. This year registrants have the option of signing up for Lunch with an Author, but bringing their own lunch. We recommend this option for those with food allergies or dietary restrictions.

IMPORTANT: You MUST register for Lunch with an Author prior to the conference. Lunch with an Author registration will NOT be available on-site.

Member Fee:
$25 (NCWN provides lunch)
$15 (bringing own lunch)

Non-Member Fee:
$40 (NCWN provides lunch)
$30 (bringing own lunch)



Yes! I'd like to help fund a scholarship for a deserving writer to attend this conference. Here's my donation of...
$5   $10   $15   $25   $50   (other amount)


In an effort to save money, time, and resources, the Network will send to all 2023 Spring Conference registrants, exhibitors, and faculty an E-Packet prior to April 22. The E-Packet will contain all the usual conference packet materials, in the form of a PDF that registrants can print or download to bring with them to the conference.

Name tags, personalized schedules, and copies of the Schedule-at-a-Glance will still be available at the registration table the day of the conference.

Traditional printed packets will not be available at this conference.

Your Needs

Please feel free to communicate any additional information that you consider important.


Refunds and Cancellations

Cancellations must be made in writing and arrive at the Network office (via USPS or e-mail) by 4:00 pm, Thursday, April 13, for you to receive a refund, less 25%. Send request to

No refunds for cancellations received after April 13 or for no-shows.

For Writers with Special Needs
The North Carolina Writers' Network strives to make our programs and services accessible to all writers, including those with special needs. If you require conference materials either in large print or in Braille, or if you require a sign-language interpreter, please register for the conference and submit your request to no later than Monday, April 10. If you require any other special assistance, please let us know as soon as possible at We will do our best to accommodate all reasonable requests.

Spring Conference 2023 is made possible with support from the Creative Writing Program at UNC-Greensboro and the North Carolina Arts Council.

UNC Greensboro   NC Arts Council

You will receive e-mail confirmation after our staff processes your registration. PLEASE CHECK SPAM FOLDER if you don't receive registration confirmation within 24-48 hours.