2014 Conference Details
September 18 - 20, 2014
THE WESTIN TOWN CENTER VIRGINIA BEACH
4535 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA
1 evening plus 2 full days of workshops, 2 best-selling keynoters, 2 first ten-lines critique sessions, 45 workshops during 9 breakout sessions, ten-minute agent pitches, ten-minute indie publisher pitches, and cash prize contests for short fiction, short nonfiction, and poetry
Workshops cover fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and the business of getting published. A book shop, book signings, and many networking opportunities available.
Janet Burroway, Professor Emerita at Florida State University and author of eight novels and writing craft textbooks and Brad Parks, the only author to have won the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards for his Carter Ross mysteries, will deliver keynote addresses.
Other presenters include fiction writers Jeff Andrews, Ginger Marcinkowski, Dr. Randy Ferrance, Dr. C. Thomas Somma, and Valerie Wilkinson, nonfiction writers and poets Charlotte Matthews, Michael Khandelwal and Bill Glose, journalists and public relations experts Cheryl Tan and Nora Firestone, Literary agents Emily Gref, Kaylee Davis, Kimiko Nakamura, Diana Flegal, and Linda Epstein, independent book publishers Dr. Philip Brady of Etruscan Books and Amanda Aksel of Elephantine Publishing.
Friday, Sept 19-- Check in 7:45-8:15 AM; First 10-lines critiques begin at 8:30 AM, Keynote begins at 10:15 AM, Workshops begin at 11:00
Saturday, Sept 20-- Check in at 8 AM; First 10-lines critiques begin at 8:30 AM, Keynote begins at 10:15 AM, Workshops begin at 11:00
Email HRW with questions or contact Cecelia at (757) 639-6146
*Fulltime enrollment means that you are a high school student, an undergraduate student taking a minimum of 12 credits per semester, or a graduate student taking a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester. Please include a copy of your FALL 2014 class schedule along with your conference registration.
Our Mailing Address:
Hampton Roads Writers
P.O. Box 56228
Virginia Beach, VA 23456