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Sunday, September 26, 2010

NCWN Fall Conference

This November, the North Carolina Writers’ Network will hold its 25th annual Fall Conference We could not have reached this milestone without you, and we want you to celebrate it with us.

The 2010 Fall Conference will be November 5–7 at the Omni Charlotte Hotel, located in the heart of our state’s largest city. This year’s conference will include more than two dozen workshops, Master Classes, and panel discussions; Manuscript Mart and Critique Service with top agents and editors; a keynote presentation by North Carolina novelist Michael Malone; a literary tour of Uptown Charlotte with Georgann Eubanks, author of the new book Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont; a reading and talk by NC Poet Laureate
Cathy Smith Bowers; faculty readings; exhibits by publishers, literary magazines, and other friends of writers; and new opportunities for you to re-energize yourself and get your writing exposed. We are anticipating one of our best conferences ever.

We will again offer our popular Manuscript Mart, an opportunity for you to discuss your manuscript with an agent or editor who is seeking new writers.
These agents and editors are experienced publishing professionals who can help you find the right niche for your manuscript. They include Daniel Lazar of Writers’ House; Quinlan Lee of Adams Literary; Sally McMillan of Sally
Hill McMillan & Associates; and Kevin Watson of Press 53.

If your work is not quite ready for publication, and you would like a seasoned writer to take a critical look at it, sign up for the Critique Service.

If you want to delve deeper into the craft of fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry, send in your 10-page manuscript and sign up for a Master Class.

The postmark deadline for Manuscript Mart, Critique Service, and Master Classes is October 18, 2010.

Register today at or by calling 336-293-8844. This year you will have the option of one-day-only or no-meals registrations, allowing
writers on a reduced budget to enjoy most of the conference without paying full conference fees.

Registration closes October 29, 2010, at midnight if registering online, at 5:00 p.m. by phone.

The deadline to reserve an Omni Charlotte guest room at the reduced conference rate is October 15. Please call the Omni Charlotte at 1-800-THE-OMNI or visit their website . The promo code for the conference room rate is: North Carolina Writers’ Network.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Erika Hoffman reading

Erika will be reading from her novel Secrets, Lies and Grace on November 2, 7:00 PM at Barnes & Nobel in Southpoint; and November 12, 2:00 PM at McIntyre's.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Songs of the Beloved

Sharon Blessum's book, Songs of the Beloved, is now on sale at McIntyres, Flyleaf, Frank Gallery and the Joyful Jewell.

Sharon will be reading at McIntyres on Friday, September 24 at 2:00.

There is a review of her book at

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pittsboro Writers' Morning Out

Our next meeting will be Thursday, September 9, 11:00 AM at Virlie's Grill, 58 Hillsboro St. in Pittsboro.

Come join us. Remember-a journey of a thousand miles must start with a single step. Likewise, the world's next great novel must start with a single word. Get motivated and write it down.