The North Carolina Writers’ Network‘s annual Fall Conference remains the one must-attend event for writers — especially aspiring writers — throughout the state. And the good news is that there’s still time to register for this year’s conference, which takes place November 20-22 in Wrightsville Beach.
For several years I served on the NCWN’s board and worked twice as the conference chairperson, so I know the kind of work that goes into planning these events. But more importantly, I’ve also been an attendee at the conference, so I can also attest to the myriad benefits and pleasures of the program: the chance to learn from established masters in the field; the opportunity to meet, mingle and network with other writers; a weekend immersed in ideas about craft; and — heck — a beach getaway in the off-season ain’t bad either!
Friday night’s keynote speaker is bestselling novelist Cassandra King, author of Queen of Broken Hearts, The Same Sweet Girls, and the forthcoming Bridal Falls. Other headliners include Marianne Gingher (interviewed here) leading a Saturday lunch reading by contributors to Long Story Short — Anthony Abbott, Wendy Brenner, Philip Gerard, and Peter Makuck — and then Gerard again with a musical performance on Saturday evening. Click here for a full list of conference faculty and presenters.
The registration deadline is November 12, so don’t miss out!