Saturday, January 28, 2012

Photo(s) of the Day: Writers Conference in Detail

New York-based literary agent Nat sobel drew a big crowd for his morning presentation.
Mollie Cox Bryan has a brand new novel.
Tech's Matthew Vollmer was too sick to teach, but taught anyway. Tough guy.
Dan Casey (left) and Roland Lazenby wow a young woman with their wisdom?
Mary Hill and Gabriel in class. Gabe brought his book and was a truly good boy.
'Blueberry Years' author Jim Minnick goes low tech.
Sarah Beth Jones wasn't really singing. I think.
Rachael Garrity, Janeson Keeley and I teach book marketing.
Next year's keynote speaker Gina Holmes teaches her class.
Hollins Professors Jeanne Larson and Cathy Hankla chat.
Brooke McGlothlin talks about book marketing.
FRONT's Tom Field in class.
Amy Gerber-Stroh talks film.
Reporter  Beth Macy lectures.
The Roanoke Regional Writers Conference finished up today with 23 classes and a lively round-table discussion of the coming changes in book publishing. It was a packed day for the sold-out conference (two in a row) and those who attended appeared to enjoy it. OK, so I'm the director, but I saw what I saw.

The one piece of news coming out of this one is that popular author Gina Holmes will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 conference. Gina was a big hit this year and she's a natural for the keynote spot. More later as we recruit faculty.


  1. It was good conference; networking time built in and encouraged. Thanks

  2. I had a great time, Dan. Thanks for my 11th hour invitation via a lady named Grace. So fitting.

  3. Thanks so much for the well-organized and informative event. I left inspired and motivated. Look forward to connecting with people I met and writing, writing, writing.