On April 13, 2013, writers can join the North Carolina Writer’s Network for the annual Spring Conference which offers a full day of workshops in fiction, creative non-fiction and publishing. This year’s Conference will be held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The conference includes two all day, two session workshops – “Animating Fiction” taught by Lee Zacharias and “Writing Personal Essays and Memoir” offered by Judy Goldman. For those interested in a more varied selection, you can choose from one session offerings – the fiction session is led by Quinn Dalton and John McNally; creative non-fiction led by Cynthia Nearman and Scott Hular; the poetry workshops are led by Carolyn Beard Whitlow and John Rybicki. In addition, Terry L. Kennedy and Ross White are leading an “Authors as Entrepreneurs” workshop and Scott Nicholson is teaching a class on e-book self-publishing.
Also packed into this exciting one day conference is “Lunch With an Author” which allows participants to eat and chat with authors. The lunch event requires pre-registration, space is limited, so be sure to sign up early. The luncheon is an additional $15 for NCWN members and $25 for non-members.
The afternoon includes a publishing panel made up of Stephen Kirk of John F. Blair, Publisher, Robin Miura of Carolina Wren Press and Kevin Morgan Watson of Press 53. The panel will be addressing issues about publishing in the 21st Century.
The NCWN Spring Conference also includes an open-mic opportunity and faculty readings. The conference closes with a hands-on demonstration of traditional bookbinding by Andrew Saulters of Greensboro’s Unicorn Press.
Registration is available online or by phone at 336-293-8844. If you register by April 7, the cost is $99 for NCWN members, $150 for non-members. After April 7, the member cost is $135 and non-member cost is $165. The cost for a year’s membership in the NCWN is $75.