Diverse sessions offered at Pamlico Writers Conference

Published 1:06 pm Tuesday, March 17, 2015


From the Pamlico Writers Conference


Workshop sessions for the Pamlico Writers Conference cover a diverse range of topics presented by an eclectic group of educators and authors. The how-to themed sessions are designed to aid the novice and not-so-novice author in solving situations in manuscripts, publishing, and social media in getting their book published.

The all-day Saturday, March 21, conference features a panel discussion, morning and afternoon classroom sessions, and a 1 p.m. address by Emily Louise Smith, director of the Publishing Laboratory at University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The conference will conclude with the awards ceremony for the Pamlico Writing Competition.

The eight session leaders are all writers of distinction while four are current college educators and two are book publishers. This distinguished group brings knowledge and practical experience to focus on the conference topic of Launching Today’s Writer.

Details and registration for the Pamlico Writers Conference are made online at www.pamlicowritersconference.org. In-person registration will also be held at the Turnage Theater box office during regular business hours or at the start of the Friday (6 p.m.) event ($10 fee) and Saturday (8:30 a.m.) event ($49 fee).




Saturday Workshop Sessions

Susan Sloate — Publicity on Amazon, ie., book give -aways, etc.

Marni Graff  — Tying You to Your Readers: Using Social Media, Readings, Book Tours

Dave Wofford of Horse & Buggy — Press Book design for the self-publisher

Alex Albright — More than the Facts: How Creative Nonfiction Transforms What Happened

Amber Flora Thomas — Gathering Pearls: How to put together a book of poems

Katharine Ashe — Writing Inside a Genre Yet Outside the Box

Susan Sloate — Movies to Books: Using screenwriters’ secrets to structure your novel

Richard Krawiec — How to Write About Sex Without Getting Arrested

Doris Schneider — Mapping the Movement of Characters: Planning action and crowd scenes