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10 - 14 Nov 2020

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The Network sponsors three conferences each year-a Spring Conference in April, Writing Workshops in July, and a Fall Conference in November. These .. Read more conferences bring together hundreds of writers for workshops, readings, networking, and lively discussion. Small classes, top writing faculty, and intensive Master Classes and breakout sessions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and the business of books. Other features include faculty readings, on-site "lunch with an author," publisher exhibits, Slush Pile Live!, and an open mic for conference participants. TBD, 2021, Charlotte The Squire Summer Writing Workshops offer an intensive course in a chosen genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry), with ten hour-and-a-half sessions over the four days of the program. Registrants work in-depth on their own manuscript samples, as well as their colleagues’, while also studying the principles of the genre with their instructor.

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Tue, 10 Nov

Online Happy Hour
Tue, 10 Nov
Session
Pre-Conference Tailgate: “Awaken Your Sixth Sense” with Tracy Crow
Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracy Kidder once joked that the strangest question he’d been asked about the writing process is, When do you
Tracy Crow
Tracy Crow President of Tracy Crow Literary Agency, LLC,..
Wed, 11 Nov
Session
Opening Conversation: The Place & the Past with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle and Therese Anne Fowler
In almost all creative writing—whether poetry, drama, fiction, or creative nonfiction—the setting where the story happens and the history o
Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle
Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherok..
Therese Anne Fowler
Therese Anne Fowler author of several New York Times bestselling ..
Wed, 11 Nov
Session
Imagination and History (All Genres) with Matt Gallagher
“The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.” Putting E.L. Doctorow's famous words to practice
Matt Gallagher
Matt Gallagher Author of the novels Empire City and Youngblo..
Thu, 12 Nov
Session
Carolina African-American Writers' Collective 25th Anniversary Celebration
In 1995, poet Lenard D. Moore and other North Carolina African-American writers began meeting in Moore’s home for fellowship, learning, and
Thu, 12 Nov
Session
NaNoWriMo Gathering
November is National Novel Writing Month, and so the Network is offering a little virtual space within our Writingest State Online Conferen
Fri, 13 Nov
Keynote
Keynote Address
Jaki Shelton Green
Jaki Shelton Green Author
Fri, 13 Nov
Session
The Bird's Nest: Place & Environmental Ethos in Organic Form (poetry)
The class will motivate investigation and nuanced application through exploration of some amazing organic poetry structures while writing p
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke Editor
Fri, 13 Nov
Session
Fiction: From Concept to Publication
All writers are familiar with that quick strike of an idea that arrives in strange ways—from quiet moments while driving or a late-night wa
Mathieu Cailler
Mathieu Cailler Author
Sat, 14 Nov
Session
Agents & Editors Panel Discussion
You have questions about the book business? Don’t we all, these days! This will be your chance to ask those questions to industry professio
Erin Hosier
Erin Hosier Author
Emmanuelle Morgen
Emmanuelle Morgen Represents children’s books for all ages
Sat, 14 Nov
Session
Wait, Wait… Do Tell Me! (fiction & narrative nonfiction)
Suspense writers have mastered a skill that all storytellers—genre and literary writers both—might profit from: keeping readers in anticipa
Art Taylor
Art Taylor Author
Sat, 14 Nov
Session
Touring and Promoting Your Book on a Budget
In this class, we will talk about conventional and unconventional forms of book promotion and ways to spread the word about your book far a
Lyndsay Hall
Lyndsay Hall founder and director of Sevilla Writers House
Sat, 14 Nov

PROMPT PARTY
Prompt Party is an opportunity for writers to gather and work together on a specific prompt, with time to share results at the end. The goa
Sat, 14 Nov
Session
Magical Objects (fiction)
So much depends upon what we carry, what we lose and find. This course focuses on the power of everyday, concrete objects and how they enri
Leah Hampton
Leah Hampton Author
Sat, 14 Nov
Session
The Importance of Understanding the Book Publishing Business
Whether you are just starting your manuscript or about ready to publish, it’s imperative to know how the publishing business works. Where w
Betsy Thorpe
Betsy Thorpe Editor at Atheneum Publishers (Simon & Schust..
Sat, 14 Nov
Session
OPEN MIC READINGS
Sat, 14 Nov

One More on The House’ Happy Hour
Speaker
Tracy Crow

Tracy Crow

President of Tracy Crow Literary Agency, LLC, and president and...
Speaker
Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle

enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
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Therese Anne Fowler

Therese Anne Fowler

author of several New York Times bestselling novels
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Matt Gallagher

Matt Gallagher

Author of the novels Empire City and Youngblood
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275 USD Full Conference (Member)
155 USD Half Conference (Member)
135 USD Half Conference, Seniors (65+), Full-Time Students, Writers 30, Writers w/ Disabilities (Member)
50 USD Agents & Editors panel discussion ONLY (Member)
35 USD Single Class (Member)
245 USD Full Conference, Seniors (65+), Full-Time Students, Writers 30, Writers with Disabilities (Member)
400 USD Full Conference (Non-member)
75 USD Single Class (Non-member)
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