The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference was held on April 22 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 third annual "Slush Pile Live!" The faculty included poets Barbara Presnell, Julie Funderburk, and Crystal Simone Smith; fiction writers Steve Cushman, James Tate Hill, and David Payne; and creative nonfiction writers Melissa Delbridge and Lee Zacharias. The keynote speaker was poet Fred Chappell. The cost of the conference was $150 ($99 for members) until April 16 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.