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Southern Writers Symposium

Southern Writers Symposium at Methodist University

Friday, March 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EST)

Fayetteville, NC

Southern Writers Symposium

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Friday Only Ended $5.00 $0.00
Full Symposium--After 2/4/13
Admission to Two-Day Symposium (includes lunch and admission to all events except consultations). E-mail your preference for a vegetarian lunch to southernwriters@methodist.edu by February 24.
Ended $35.00 $0.00
MU Students, Faculty, and Staff Symposium w/out lunch   more info Ended $0.00 $0.00
Early Bird--Full Symposium--Save $5   more info Ended $30.00 $0.00
Early Bird--Full Symposium + Individual Consultation--Save $5   more info Ended $50.00 $0.00
Full Symposium and Individual Consultation--After 2/4/13
Admission to Two-Day Symposium (includes lunch and admission to all events) and an individual consultation about your work. Writers mailing hard copies of their work for a consultation should purchase this ticket. Writers submitting work via online submission site should purchase the full symposium ticket ($35) as the consultation fee will be collected online at https://southernwriters.submittable.com/submit Please note no work will be accepted for consultation after February 22. E-mail your preference for a vegetarian lunch to southernwriters@methodist.edu by February 23.
Ended $55.00 $0.00
MU Students, Faculty, and Staff Symposium plus Lunch   more info Ended $10.00 $0.00
MU Students--Symposium with lunch and consult   more info Ended $25.00 $0.00
MU Faculty and Staff--Symposium with lunch and consultation Ended $30.00 $0.00

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In 2013, our day includes readings by Howard Owen, author of ten novels, including the widely acclaimed Littlejohn and Oregon Hill. The Symposium features separate publishing panels with authors as well as editors Stephen Corey from the Georgia Review, Margaret Bauer from the North Carolina Literary Review and M. Scott Douglass from Main Street Rag.


Need to learn how to promote your work? This year the Symposium presents a workshop on how to create an online presence using social media with Lucinda Blumfield, President of Lucinda Literary, a New York City firm whose services include online marketing and social medial consulting; publicity and events; Website design and development; and literary representation. 



 Lucinda Blumenfeld

Friday, March 1, 2013          Medical Lecture Hall

 

6:30 pm          Registration Opens

 

7:00 pm          Presentation of Sandhills Young Writers Contest Winners

 

7:30—8:30 pm    Workshop for students and teachers, featuring spoken word poet Dasan Ahanu



Dasan Ahanu

 

 Saturday, March 2, 2013     

 

8:30 am        Registration Opens

 9:00 am       Reading by Longleaf Press winner, Brad Johnson

 

9:30 am        Introduction of the Emerging Writers Poetry Contest winners by Megan Roberts and Beth Copeland, followed by a reading of the first place poem

 

9:45 am       Publishing Panel: The Editor’s Eye featuring Stephen Corey, Editor, Georgia Review; Margaret Bauer, Editor, North Carolina Literary Review; and M. Scott Douglass, Editor, Main Street Rag

 

10:45 am                                 Break

 11:00 am     Publishing Workshop: Using Online Resources to Promote Your Work and Build an Online Presence, featuring Lucinda Blumenfeld, President, Lucinda Literary

 

 Noon         Lunch and Reading with Keynote Speaker Howard Owen, author of Oregon Hill and nine other novels


Howard Owen


 1:15 pm                                   Break

 

 1:30 pm        Successful Submissions: Authors’ Advice, featuring Howard Owen, Megan Roberts, Michael Potts, and Beth Copeland

 

 2:15 pm          Readings by Featured Poets: Beth Copeland, author of Transcendental Telemarketing, and Megan Roberts, author of Matters of Record

Beth Copeland Megan Roberts

2:45 pm          Introduction by Howard Owen of the Emerging Writers Fiction Contest winners, followed by first place winner’s reading

 

 3:15 pm          Individual consultations—Breakout Rooms

 

One-on-one meetings for attendees who submitted their writing (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction) in advance.

OR     

                                               Workshop: Building a Successful Story

                                       Work on elements of the story including

                                       memorable characters    

 

OR

                                                Southern Film Festival

 

4:15 pm                          Individual consultations—Breakout Rooms

 

One-on-one meetings for attendees who submitted their writing (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction) in advance.

 

OR

                                  Workshop: Writing from Memory

Work on fresh material using exercises and prompts

OR

                                  Southern Film Festival

 

5:15 pm                         Open Mic emceed by Celeste Doaks

 

For a full schedule visit our Facebook page or our Web page 


http://www.methodist.edu/sws/

Have questions about Southern Writers Symposium? Contact Southern Writers Symposium at Methodist University

When & Where



Medical Lecture Hall @ Methodist University
5400 Ramsey St
Fayetteville, NC 28311

Friday, March 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EST)


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Southern Writers Symposium at Methodist University

Created by English professor Sue Kimball in 1982, the Southern Writers Symposium celebrates emerging and established writers with readings, workshops, and contests.  

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