The Cherokees believed that the spot where Asheville now sits was a center of spiritual and creative energy.
Plenty of modern-day Ashevillians will tell you that it still is.
If you are a poet, and want to absorb a little of that energy while receiving top-flight instruction in the craft, then come be a part of the Network’s 2011 Fall Conference, November 18 – 20 at Asheville’s DoubleTree Hotel.
Other poetry workshops include “Poetry, Archetypal Imagery, and You” with Katherine Soniat; “Writing Momentously” with Scott Owens; “Poetry Writing Here and Now” with Nancy Simpson; “The Power of Poetry” with Keith Flynn; and “Prose Poetry, Point of View, and Personal Archive” with Holly Iglesias.
The Fall Conference also offers you a chance to sit down for half an hour, one-on-one, with a publishing professional. If you have a rough draft you need to hone, sign up for the Critique Service with Rosemary Royston or one of our other experienced critiquers. If you want your work to find a wider readership, the Marketing Mart will help you craft an effective marketing plan.
Of course, all the above could simply provide you with a convenient excuse to visit Asheville in the fall.
Starting this year, the Network will offer Mary Belle Campbell Scholarships to poets who teach full-time. Please contact Ed Southern at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to apply.
October 19 is the deadline to reserve a room at either the DoubleTree or the adjacent Sleep Inn at a reduced conference rate. Be sure to mention the North Carolina Writers’ Network if you make your reservation by phone at 828-274-1800 (DoubleTree) or 828-277-1800 (Sleep Inn); or visit this site to book a room at the DoubleTree.
October 31 is the deadline to sign up for the Master Class, Manuscript Mart, Critique Service, or Marketing Mart, but these offerings fill up fast.
November 11 is the deadline to register for the conference itself. Visit www.ncwriters.org or call 336.293.8844 to register now, or to ask any questions you may have.
We look forward to seeing you in Asheville.