Thursday, September 17, 2015 - Saturday, September 19, 2015
Children’s, Drama, Fiction, General, Journalism, Mystery, Nonfiction, Personal Journals, Plays, Poetry, Romance, Screenwriting, Young Adult
Virginia Beach/Norfolk Conference center, Holiday Inn Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA
HRW’s Seventh Annual Writers’ Conference, which takes place Sept. 17 – 19, 2015 at the Virginia Beach/Norfolk Conference center, Holiday Inn Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, offers outstanding opportunities to network, improve your craft and marketing skills and pitch work to agents.
One evening plus two full days of workshops, two best-selling keynoters, two first ten-lines critique sessions, 50 workshops during 10 breakout sessions, ten-minute agent pitches, NO-FEE, cash-prize contests for short fiction, short non-fiction, and poetry, FREE 90-minute networking social with food and drink and evening open mic session. Optional conference features include: first 10-pages manuscript review ($30 members, $35 nonmember), 3 – 4 poetry review.
Advanced and general track workshops cover fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, screenwriting and the business of getting published. A book shop, book signings and many networking opportunities will be available.
Tuition includes lunch on Friday and Saturday; all-day beverage service both days; 90-minute networking social on Friday evening that features food, cash bar and silent auctions; and Open Mic following the social.
Contest submission deadline July 24; 9 cash prizes totaling over $2,000
Optional first eight pages manuscript evaluation submission deadline July 24
Optional 3 – 4 poetry evaluation submission deadline July 24
First ten lines for critique submission deadline Aug 28
Best selling authors–Dr. DeWitt Henry and Ellen Meister
Fiction authors — Vanessa Barger, Lynn Moon, Michelle Garren Flye, Ellen Bryson, Dr. Chris Kennedy and Princess Perry
Nonfiction writers and poets — Kelly Sokol and Charlotte Matthews, Renee Olander and Tim Seibles
Screenwriters/Producer-Directors — J. Darin Wales and Sean Gaffney
Literary agents — Mark Gottlieb, Melissa Edwards and Heather Flaherty
Visual Artist — Tracey Arvidson
[email protected] or call Sherrie at 757 630-6146