June 4 / 16
Hey there! It’s been awhile since Shadowbox has put anything on literature, but I always find something in that department.
Hampton Roads Writers Eighth Annual Writers’ Conference
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
HRW’s Eighth Annual Writers’ Conference, which takes place Sept. 15 – 17, 2016 at the Virginia Beach/Norfolk Conference center, Holiday Inn Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, offers outstanding opportunities to network, improve your craft and marketing skills, and pitch work to agents.
Workshops cover fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, screenwriting, and the business of getting published. A book shop, book signings, and many networking opportunities will be available.
Vendor tables available.
Tuition includes lunch on Friday and Saturday, all-day beverage service both days, 90-minute networking social on Friday evening that features food, cash bar, and silent auctions, and Open Mic following the social.
Contest submission deadline July 8; 9 cash prizes totaling over $2,000
Optional 1st eight pages manuscript evaluation submission deadline July 8
1st ten lines for critique submission deadline Aug 19
AWP members may register at the HRW member rate
Featured Writers Include:
Best selling authors Robert J. Crane & Mary Burton will headline the conference, each delivering keynote addresses and leading several writing workshop, breakout sessions.
Other Faculty includes:
Fiction authors — John Robert Mack, Bria Quinlan, Jeannie Lin, Rick Eley, Ginger Marcinkowski, and others
Poets: Bunny Goodjohn and Luisa Igloria
Technical Specialists: Sgt. Mike Lovely. John Robert Mack, and Rick Eley
Literary Agents: Lucienne Diver of the Knight Agency, Tricia Skinner of Fuse Literary, and Eric Smith of P.S. Literary
Nonfiction writer — TBD
Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction
Virginia Beach/Norfolk Conference center, Holiday Inn Hotel
5655 Greenwich Road
Virginia, United States
TUITION / COST:Early bird until Jun 10 — $220 HRW members, $255 non-members; Jun 11 – Sept 8, $255 members, $290 non-members; Sept 9 to start of conf. $310 members & nonmembers; $150 Student (with proof of FULL TIME enrollment); $160 Fri only; $150 Sat only, $50 Thur
Partial and full scholarships are available but are need-based only and require documentation of need. Feel free to email HRW at HRWriters@cox.net for details.
WATER STONE REVIEW
Summer Writing Workshop
July 24 – 29, 2016 / St. Olaf College Northfield, Minnesota
2016 visiting faculty:
Creative nonfiction with Sven Birkerts
Fiction with Chinelo Okparanta
Poetry with Rebecca Lindenberg
Join us on Wednesday, July 27, for a special publishing pan with Chris Fischbach of Coffee House Press and Joey McGarvey of Milkweed Editions.
Space is limited. Register today. hamline.edu/SWW2016
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Enjoy the rest of your weekend and be blessed!