By Ed Southern, Executive Director, NCWN
We here at the North Carolina Writersâ€™ Network want you to register for our Writingest State Online Conference. We want to share literary excellence and professional know-how with you. We want to clear out the clutter built up in our home offices.
Starting October 1, weâ€™re going to do all three at the same time.
Since its founding, the Network has subscribed to a wide array of literary magazines and journals. We continue to do so today, mostlyâ€”thanks to NCWN trustee Paul Jonesâ€™ invention of the internetâ€”to support our fellow members of our literary community.
Back in the Before Times, weâ€™d let our conferencegoers help themselves to the back issues of these magazines. This year, though, our back issues are backing up. I have a Leaning Tower of Lit Mags in one corner of my office.
So weâ€™re going to give them away, a few at a time. Everyone registered for the Writingest State Online Conference by October 1 will be entered into a drawing to win a â€œTreasure Chestâ€ of literary journals, a mystery box of mixed magazines.
More drawings will be held in the following weeks, culminating in a final drawing during WSOCâ€™s Online Happy Hour on Tuesday, November 10.
The Networkâ€™s Writingest State Online Conference will be a five-day festival for writers, November 10-14 at an internet connection near you. The WSOC will feature classes and conversations on the craft and business of writing, as well as a keynote address by North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, a Pre-Conference Tailgate and a Prompt Party to get creative juices flowing, online Open Mic readings and Happy Hour virtual gatherings, and an Agents & Editors panel discussion.
Register for the WSOC today, and see if one of our treasure chests shows up at your door.