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Instructors Return to Conference: As Attendees

Rebecca Black
Who knows? You may find yourself sitting next to Stegner Fellow and NEA grantee (and poet!) Rebecca Black….

There might be no better proof of the value of our writing workshops than the fact that four former NCWN conference instructors have registered for the 2014 Spring Conference on Saturday, April 12, in the MHRA Building on UNCG’s campus.

Paul Austin (Fall Conference 2012), Rebecca Black (Spring Conference 2012), Terry L. Kennedy (Spring Conference 2013), and Jan B. Parker (Fall Conference 2012) will all be sitting in workshops, attending readings, and lunching side by side with other conference-goers. Plus, Jacinta V. White, who will lead a special session of “One City, One Prompt” at this year’s Spring Conference, is looking forward to sitting in on some workshops earlier in the day.

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. Where else can you “sit at the feet” of the current Piedmont Laureate, Carrie Knowles? Or learn how to write a children’s book with award-winning author Kelly Starling Lyons? Or share lunch with James Applewhite Poetry Prize winner John Thomas York?

Pre-registration closes at midnight on Sunday, April 6. For more information, and to register, click here.