|Packed house on opening night at the RRWC.|
|Fish-eye selfie of your fave editr.|
|Carrie Brown (in yellow) and Sheri Reynolds were speakers.|
|Musician Greg Trafidlo, photographer Anne Sampson.|
|Anne chats with Chris Powell.|
|Editrboy with authors Bill Kovarik, Keith Ferrell.|
|Writers Rachael Garrity, Michael Abraham.|
|Horizon head Mary Ellen Apgar with scholarship winner Ericka Kelly.|
Full-house turnout for the sixth straight sellout of the conference and three simply outstanding speakers (as well as a great musical interlude) in Rod Belcher, Carrie Brown and Sheri Reynolds giving the keynote. Greg Trafidlo and a couple of his band members entertained with two original songs about the vagaries of writing and publishing brought the house down.
Rod, Carrie and Sheri were wildly different in their talks, but they each had the audience in their palms. Funny, wise and instructive, they were.
Great opening night. Now for Saturday's Round II.