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The third annual River Teeth Nonfiction Conference was held from May 29 to May 31 at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. The conference offered individual manuscript consultations as well as seminars, readings, open mics, and book signings. Participating creative nonfiction writers included Jill Christman, Steven Church, Valerie Due, Steven Harvey, Kate Hopper, Sonya Huber, Joe Mackall, Ana Maria Spagna, Cheryl Strayed, Ginny Taylor, Jerald Walker, and Sarah M. Wells. The cost of the conference was $425; essay or manuscript consultations were available for an additional $300. Writers submitted up to 10 pages of creative nonfiction and a statement of interest with a $100 deposit by May 8. Scholarships were available for students enrolled in a degree-granting program; the application deadline was March 1. On-campus housing was available from $40 per night; meal plans were available for $70. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
River Teeth Nonfiction Conference, Ashland University, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. (419) 289-5098. Sarah Wells, Contact.