27th N.C. Writers' Conference, Nov. 18 -20
More than two-hundred writers, editors, and literary agents gather in Asheville this November for the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s annual Fall Conference.
The NCWN Fall Conference, first held in 1985, has grown into one of the nation’s largest and most inclusive writers’ conferences.
The 2011 Fall Conference will feature more than twenty-five workshops and panel discussions on all aspects of the craft and business of writing, including self-sustaining prompts, stage presence for writers, “Mystery 101,” “Brave New Media,” and Master Classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Award-winning novelist Silas House will present the keynote address, arts lobbyist Karen Wells will discuss the future of arts funding in North Carolina, and Keith Flynn and the Holy Men will perform during the Network banquet on Saturday night.
Agents and editors will again participate in the conference’s Manuscript Mart and Critique Service, in which registrants have one-on-one sessions with publishing professionals who will discuss their manuscripts’ strengths and weaknesses.
The 2011 Fall Conference will also offer the first Marketing Mart for new authors to fine-tune their marketing plans with publishers, publicists, and booksellers.
“Our most important offering,” said NCWN executive director Ed Southern, “is the chance for writers to get to know one another and trade advice, ideas, and encouragement. We have a number of writers who come to the conference year after year, first as registrants, and then—as their careers progress—as instructors.”
Registration for the 2011 Fall Conference is now open at www.ncwriters.org.