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Great Conference 3-22-15

pwccThe Turnage Theatre
150 W. Main Street, Washington, NC 27889

Hello Again,

Wow, what a conference!

In today’s post I’m including pictures of each of our speakers, panelists and presenters from this past weekend’s conference so that, if you’d like, you may check them and their books out on-line. The Pamlico Writers Group and Beaufort County Arts Council co-sponsored this event.

Friday night started our pre-conference events with the Pitch to the Publisher, where writers were given seven (7) minutes to pitch an ideas for a story and receive feedback.

Jill McCorkle  2010

Jill McCorkle
Short Story writer & Novelist

Later we presented our keynote speaker, the very talented, well spoken, short story writer and novelist, Jill McCorkle. Her talk held our attention and felt at times, as if we were sitting around her kitchen table listening to stories.

Alex Albright photo  2015Alex Albright, Nonfiction, ECU

Katharine Ashe - 2nd picKatharine Ashe
Romance Writer, Duke Univ.


Susan Sloate

Susan Sloate, Author

On Saturday morning we began the conference with a panel discussion. Then throughout the rest of the day we offered a variety of workshop sessions. For this year’s conference we added three additional workshops so our attendees had even more topic choices to pick from. With nine workshops (three at each breakaway session) it was hard to single out which to attend.

Emily Louise Smith - 2

Emily Louise Smith

After lunch we listened to Indie Publisher, Emily Louise Smith, Director of the Publishing Laboratory, UNC, Wilmington.

When the day ended we saw wide smiles on the faces of all who came. This was our third annual writers conference and thus far our best.

Marni Graff - Headshot    2015Marni Graff
Mystery Writer

Richard Krawiec - 2

Richard Krawiec
Prose writer & Poet

Amber Flora Thomas - 2015



Amber Flora Thomas
Poet, ECU

We hope that what each of our attendees learned will find its way into their writings. And, if you missed this year’s conference, sign up early for next year’s.

Doris Schneider - 3    2015Doris Schneider
Theater Director, Set Designer & Author

Sending out huge thank you’s to everyone who helped bring this conference into fruition. Your help is very much appreciated.

Thank you again to our speakers, presenters and panelists, we appreciate the time, experience and expertise you’ve shared with us.

And we’d also like to thank all of our writing competition entrants; both adult and high school, along with our jurors. If you’re interested in seeing the writing competition results or conference pictures, visit our website at:  www.pamlicowritersconference.org

See you soon,

Kaylene Wilson


About Pamlico Writers Group

This is a publication of the Pamlico Writers Group, created to help promote and advance writers skills along with expanding our groups membership and reach. Our aim on this site is to keep you our readers and participants aware of upcoming events. Topics covered during the year will be news regarding our annual Pamlico Writers Conference and Competition, co-sponsored with Arts of the Pamlico, discussion of and from our conferences, participants and group news. PWG's Steering Committee has finalized details for our 5th Annual Pamlico Writers Conference on March 17 & 18th, 2017 at The Turnage Theatre, 150 W. Main St., Washington, NC. This year's theme is "Words," Image and Story". Our Friday night keynote speaker this year will be Author, Teacher, Speaker, and Director of Lavenson Studios, Zelda Lockhart. For more information on Ms. Lockhart visit her website at: http://www.zeldalockhart.com/. For a complete schedule of Friday night and Saturday events, go to our website at: https://www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/. Be sure to check back often for more details of this and other events we have planned. The companion juried writing competition submissions opened on January 1, 2017. Winners are announced and an awards ceremony will be held during our Friday night Kick-Off Event. If you'd like more information on guidelines for entries, please go to our website: https://www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/ All registrations for both conference and/or entry into the competition will be made through our web site: https://www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/. Again, see site for complete details. Thank you for visiting! We hope to see you again soon. **If you are a writer interested in finding a critique group or other writers, we encourage you to come and join us. If you life at a distance please don't let that diswade you, we have several members who participate predominately on-line. Our meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm here in Washington, NC at the Turnage Theatre. We would love to hear from you regarding comments or ideas you have for the group. This blog is authored by members of our writer's group. Thank you for stopping by. See you soon, Kaylene Wilson Program Coordinator


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