The eighth annual WordSpring creative writing conference was held on April 27 at Butte College in Oroville, California, 75 miles north of Sacramento. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included poet Eloisa Amezcua and John LaPine and fiction writer Eric Witchey. The cost of the conference was $75 ($45 for students and educators), which included breakfast and lunch; to help accommodate local Camp Fire victims, the conference was free for the first hundred people that registered. On-site registration was also available for an additional $5. Visit the website for more information.
WordSpring, Butte College, English Department, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, CA 95965. (530) 895-2935.