Sunday, November 9, 2014

Wilton Barnhardt: How to punch up humor at NCWN Conference

Rebecca McClanahan
Did I say that the 2015 Hollins writer-in-residence Rebecca McClanahan will  lead a workshop on shaping the raw material of family history into an engaging and artful text?
  • That the hilarious Wilton Barnhardt, author of the Charlotte-based novel, "Look Away, Look Away," will talk about ways to punch up the humor in your writing.
  • That award-winning Charlotte poet Cedric Tillman will talk about cutting the fat and getting at the marrow of your poetry.
  • That the dashing Davidson poet Anthony Abbott will tell you everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
  • That Chantel Acevedo, editor of Southern Humanities Review, will lead a workshop on the structure of a novel.
  • That Queens University writing professor Julie Funderburk will talk about poetry and time -- how it flies, slows, how we remember and forget, how we dread and anticipate.
  • That Pulitzer-finalist poet Morri Creech will discuss how meter, rhyme and fixed forms can generate new and exciting poems.
  • That the Charlotte-based literary agent Sally McMillan will serve on a panel about agents and editors.
Have I told you lately that there's all this and more?

The North Carolina Writers' Network 2014 Fall Conference, Nov. 21-23, will convene at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel. 
Pre-registration closes Friday, November 14. Register now!

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