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.
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.
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
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.
Prose writer & Poet
Amber Flora Thomas
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.
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,