Typically in late spring, the Triangle Area Freelancers hold their annual Write Now! conference in Raleigh. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAF will not host an in-person conference. Instead, TAF will offer a series six moderated conversations, via Zoom, with prominent writers, editors, and other industry professionals under the banner “TAF Talks.”
The first TAF Talk will be Tuesday, February 23, with veteran stand-up comic Gary Gulman. Gary will discuss his writing process, what all writers can learn from stand-up comics, and much more.
The second TAF Talk will be Tuesday, April 13, featuring award-winning science fiction writer Nancy Kress, who was the Fiction columnist for Writer’s Digest for 16 years, and who will be the Guest of Honor at the 2021 World Science Fiction Convention in August.
Triangle Association of Freelancers is a nonprofit organization serving independent nonfiction and fiction writers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Founded in 2003, TAF is committed to educating, mentoring, and promoting both aspiring and established writers by connecting them with fellow writers and the vital resources and services available to them. TAF advocates for fair compensation of writers and content creators, as well as the ongoing professional development of those in the writing profession. To those ends, TAF hosts monthly meetings featuring guest speakers presenting on a diverse array of topics, and (typically) presents an annual writers conference each spring.
TAF Talks are a special perk for TAF members only, but dues are just $20 per year, and membership includes monthly meetings with guest speakers; all TAF Talks; and more. Here’s the link to join: https://tafnc.com/join-taf/#join.