The 2020 North Carolina Writers’ Network Writingest State Conference was held online from November 10 to November 14. The conference featured classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as conversations and panel discussions on the craft and business of writing. The faculty included poet Allison Adelle Hedge Coke; fiction writers Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, Therese Anne Fowler, Matt Gallagher, Leah Hampton, and Art Taylor; and creative nonfiction writer Tracy Crow. Participating publishing professionals included agents Lyndsay Hall (Sevilla Writers House), Erin Hosier (Dunow Carlson & Lerner), Emmanuelle Morgen (Stonesong), and Betsy Thorpe (Betsy Thorpe Literary). Poet Jaki Shelton Green delivered the keynote. The cost of the full conference was $400 ($275 for NCWN members). Registration was available through 9:00 AM on November 9. Visit the website for more information.
North Carolina Writers’ Network Writingest State Conference, P.O. Box 21591, Winston-Salem, NC 27120. (336) 293-8844. Ed Southern, Executive Director.