The Roanoker - January/February 2017 - 19
Class topics vary from fiction, biography, memoir, copyrighting, editing, publishing (traditional and self-publishing),
Presenters include two of our cover subjects, Roland Lazenby (Writing Characters on People You Know Without
Violating Trust) and RS Belcher (Science Fiction and Fantasy
and the Working Writer).
In addition: Diane Fanning (Writing a Non-fiction Book
Proposal that Sells); Ed Falco (The Character Driven Story);
and Andrea Brunais (Editing: Vital to a Book's Acceptance;
Tips from a Pro). Those interested can find the entire list of
presenters and their class topics online.
I highly encourage our writers to connect with others,
something I like to call "Tribe Vibe." Writing is a yearlong
process and we want everyone to share, learn and grow with
If you're a writer looking to network, consider joining
our Facebook group, where members promote discussion,
offer critiques and more. We look forward to growing our
tribe and strengthening our friendships with such talented,
hardworking writers in our region.
Liz Long is honored to bring local writers together to
learn, grow and connect while improving their craft.
The conference takes place at Hollins University on
January 27-28 (snow date is February 3-4). The cost of
the conference is $65, including lunch on Saturday in the
Hollins dining room. Tickets can be purchased online at
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