The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference was held on April 21 at the Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. The conference featured intensive workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as publisher exhibits, "Lunch With an Author," readings, an open mic, and the fourth annual "Slush Pile Live!" The faculty included poets Charmaine Cadeau, Valerie Nieman, and Emilia Philipps; fiction writers Naima Coster and Heather Bell Adams; and creative nonfiction writers Thomas Mira y Lopez and Cynthia Nearman. Fiction writer Jill McCorkle delivered the keynote. The cost of the conference was $150 ($99 for members) until April 15 and $165 ($135 for members) on-site. The cost of the "Lunch With an Author" was $25 ($15 for members). Visit the website for information.
North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference, P.O. Box 21591, Winston-Salem, NC 27120. (336) 293-8844. Ed Southern, Executive Director.