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Roanoke Regional Writers Conference

Liz Long

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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Roanoke Regional Writers Conference

January 19-20, 2018

(snow date:  January 26-27, 2018)

Welcome to the 11th Annual Roanoke Regional Writers Conference, at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. This conference is the perfect event to learn, grow and connect with other writers in the area.

This year’s conference kicks off Friday night with introductions and the keynote kickoff from Jane Friedman. Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, is a previous Writer’s Digest writer and current Publishers Weekly columnist, and is an award-winning blogger. She’ll not only be speaking on “The Competitive Creative” but also “The Art and Business of the Author Platform.” This will appeal to writers of all levels and genres, and Friedman is such a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm that I know writers will leave inspired! Following the keynote, we’ll have a “Couch Q&A” with a few of our presenters, which also includes an open forum, so bring plenty of questions!

Saturday begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., with classes starting at 9:00 a.m. Make sure to bring pen and paper, as well as any writing samples you might want to share in particular classes. Class topics vary from fiction and nonfiction, journalism, editing, publishing (traditional and self-publishing), poetry and more.

In addition, we’re proud to promote our writing community. I highly encourage our writers to connect with others, something we like to call “Tribe Vibe.” Writing is a yearlong process and we’d love for you to join our Facebook group to promote discussion, critiques, and more. We look forward to growing our tribe and strengthening our friendships with such talented, hardworking writers!


Friday, January 19, 2018:

6:30 pm           Registration

7:00 pm           Introductions & Keynote

8:15 pm           Couch Q&A, Open Forum

Saturday, January 20, 2018:

8:30 am           Registration

9:00 am           Morning Sessions

12:30 pm         Lunch

1:30 pm           Afternoon Sessions

5:00                 Conference ends

The cost of the conference is $65, which includes brunch in the dining hall on Saturday.

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Hollins University
7916 Williamson Rd
Roanoke, VA 24019

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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