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Writing In Place Conference 2017

Hub City Writers Project

Friday, July 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM - Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

Writing In Place Conference 2017

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Basic Registration Jul 5, 2017 $275.00 $14.74
Basic Registration + Dorm Jul 5, 2017 $345.00 $18.24
Basic Registration + Critique Jul 5, 2017 $325.00 $17.24
Basic Registration + Dorm + Critique Jul 5, 2017 $395.00 $19.80
Basic Registration + Dorm + MS Critique + Agent Critique Jul 14, 2017 $445.00 $21.30
Basic Registration--Member Price Jul 5, 2017 $260.00 $13.99
Basic Registration + Dorm--Member Price Jul 5, 2017 $330.00 $17.49
Basic Registration + Critique--Member Price Jul 5, 2017 $310.00 $16.49
Basic Registration + Dorm + Critique--Member Price Jul 5, 2017 $380.00 $19.35
Basic Registration + Dorm + MS Critique + Agent Critique--Member Price Jul 14, 2017 $430.00 $20.85

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Hub City will host the 16th annual Writing in Place conference on the campus of Wofford College July 14-16, 2017 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This year's conference will feature lots of new workshops, faculty readings, and more!

Registration is now open.

Published novelists, poets, essayists, and literary critics lead a series of workshops over three days that include intense instruction, challenging exercises, and an opportunity for feedback. Registrants must sign up for one genre: poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Our instructors will expect you to write during this conference, and we have planned a weekend with "downtime" for that purpose. We also want you to have time for networking with faculty and new friends. This conference is open to 48 adult writers and sells out every year, so register early. This conference is geared toward starting a new piece of work rather than workshopping something you have already written.

Our conference is held in the Michael S. Brown Village Center on the north side of campus. Overnight guests are housed in the Village apartment housing.

 

About Manuscript Critiques & Agent Critiques

For a $50 fee you will get a thirty-minute private session with one of our faculty members. You can also choose to meet with our Agent-In-Residence Christopher Rhodes who will critique your query letter or book proposal.

For manuscript critiques: after you register, please email ten pages of prose or five poems by June 10 to submit@hubcity.org. Critiques are available in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

For agent critiques: after you register, please email query letter or nonfiction book proposal by June 10 to submit@hubcity.org. If sending a query letter for fiction, please include the first 5 pages of the work.

Our conference is held in the Michael S. Brown Village Center on the north side of campus. Overnight guests are housed in the Village apartment housing. See photos of past conferences here.

 

2017 Faculty

Keynote & Fiction: Megan Mayhew Bergman

Megan Mayhew Bergman is the author of Almost Famous Women and Birds of a Lesser Paradise. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South, McSweeney’s, Tin House, and Oxford American, among other publications. She lives on a small farm in Vermont with her veterinarian husband, two daughters, and many animals.

Poetry: Gary Jackson

Gary Jackson is the author of the poetry collection Missing You, Metropolis, which received the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. He was featured in “New American Poets” by the Poetry Society of America, and his poems have appeared in Callaloo, Tin House, 32 Poems, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere. He’s also published in Shattered: The Asian-American Comics Anthology, and is the recipient of both a Cave Canem and Bread Loaf fellowship. He joined the Department of English at the College of Charleston in 2013.

Creative Nonfiction: Jim Auchmutey

Jim Auchmutey spent almost 30 years as a writer and editor for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in stories about the South and its history and culture. Jim has also written extensively about food. He has co-authored two cookbooks, is a founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi, and has won awards for his food writing from the James Beard Foundation and the Association of Food Journalists. His first nonfiction narrative book is The Class of '65: A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness. Jim lives in Atlanta with his wife, Pam, an editor at Emory University.

Fiction: Bryn Chancellor

Bryn Chancellor’s debut novel, Sycamore, is forthcoming from Harper in May 2017. Her story collection When Are You Coming Home? won the 2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize, and her short fiction has appeared in Gulf Coast, Blackbird, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Phoebe, and elsewhere. Other honors include the Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award in fiction, and literary fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She earned her M.F.A. in fiction from Vanderbilt University and is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A native of California raised in Arizona, she is married to artist Timothy Winkler.

 

Don't know if you're a member? Feel free to give us a call at 864.577.9349 and we'll be happy to check for you.

 

Have questions about Writing In Place Conference 2017? Contact Hub City Writers Project

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Wofford College
429 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Friday, July 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM - Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM (EDT)


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Hub City Writers Project

The Hub City Writers Project is a nonprofit organization in Spartanburg, South Carolina, dedicated to cultivating readers and nurturing writers through its independent small press, community bookstore, and diverse literary programming.

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