Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2012 Writers Conference Website Is Up; Register Now

The Roanoke Regional Writers Conference V, scheduled Jan. 27-28, 2012 at Hollins University, is now posted online, so you can register early and avoid missing the cut. Here's the link.

This is the best lineup we've had and this year we have a section on science fiction, as well as two New York literary agents who will talk in the Saturday morning session (and might even take a look at your manuscript if you're good).

The teacher lineup is full of people with new books, including Roland Lazenby (who will give the keynote address Friday and teach a class Saturday), Cathy Hankla, Rod Belcher, Mollie Cox Bryan (from cookbook to murder mystery), Gina Holmes, Brooke McGlothlin, Jim Minnick, Peggy Shifflett and Matthew Vollmer. We have locally well-known journalist Beth Macy, tech whiz and marvelous writer Michael Miller, as well as filmmaker Amy Gerber-Stroh and my buddy Sarah Beth Jones. And there's a lot more.

The cost is $60 and includes 24 classes, a reception, coffee and lunch on Saturday. On top of that, you get to meet other writers, mingle with them and some of you--I can say from experience--will come away with work to do ... for money.

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