2014 Conference Details



Hampton Roads Writers 6th Annual Conference

September 18 - 20, 2014
THE WESTIN TOWN CENTER VIRGINIA BEACH
 4535 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA

 


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VIEW THE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE HERE


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.

Thursday, Sept 18 - Check in at 6 PM; workshops from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

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



Early bird tuition (until June 27) $180 for HRW members, $220.00 for non-members

  From June 28 to September 14,  $220 HRW members, $260 non-members

  September 15 through the start of the conference $275 for members and nonmembers alike

Tuition includes two lunches

$125 Student rates (with proof of current FULLTIME* enrollment)

$130 one-day (Fri or Sat only), $50 Thursday evening only

Optional 90-minute social with appetizers, beer/wine/soft drinks (includes coupon for free drink), and silent auction

Early bird social until June 27 -- members $20, nonmembers $25

June 28 - Sept 14 -- members $25, nonmembers $30

Sept 15 - conference -- $35 members and nonmembers

Contest deadline July 25




Email HRW with questions or contact Cecelia at (757) 639-6146 

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*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.

 
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