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:

See you soon,

Kaylene Wilson


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