Did you know we have a love affair with North Carolina? Every year we’ve published a writer from North Carolina, and our very own Sadye Teiser completed her MFA and UNC Wilmington. It’s just one of those things. Well NC friends, their annual Fall Conference takes place in Asheville this year from Nov 20 -22.
The Fall Conference attracts hundreds of writers from around the country and provides a weekend full of activities that include lunch and dinner banquets with readings, keynotes, tracks in several genres, open mic sessions, and the opportunity for one-on-one manuscript critiques with agents or editors. Professional writers from North Carolina and beyond comprise the conference faculty.
New York Times bestselling author Lee Smith, author of, most recently, Guests on Earth, will give the Keynote Address. Former NC poet laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer will be the featured guest at Saturday’s luncheon, and later that night the annual banquet—the de facto birthday bash for the Network—will feature musical guests Keith Flynn & the Holy Men. And that’s not all. They’ve got a really great staff lined up, so pop on over to the registration page and check it out. A great way to keep yourself motivated through Fall!
Scholarships are still open — the deadline to submit is Oct 30.