Clyde Edgerton, author of five New York Times Notable Books and the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship will give the keynote address at the North Carolina Writers Network fall conference, held Friday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach. Edgerton’s recent books include Papadaddy’s Book for New Fathers, The Night Train and The Bible Salesman.
A master class in creative nonfiction will be taught by Philip Gerard, professor in the creative writing program at UNC Wilmington, and the author of seven books including Down the Wild Cape Fear. Rebecca Lee, winner of the 2013 Danuta Gleed Literary Award and associate professor at UNC Wilmington will lead a fiction master class. She is the author of the short story collection Bobcat and Other Stories. Peter Makuck, distinguished professor emeritus at East Carolina University will lead a poetry master class. His 2010 poetry collection Long Lens: News & Selected Poems, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
The fall conference provides a weekend full of activities that include lunch and dinner banquets with readings, keynotes, tracks in several writing genres, open mic sessions, and the opportunity for one-on-one manuscript critiques with editors or agents. Conference faculty members include professional writers from North Carolina and beyond. Registration is now open. For a complete list of workshops, and to see the weekend’s schedule, click here.
The NC Writers Network is the state’s oldest and largest literary arts services organization devoted to writers at all stages of development. Visit its website at http://www.ncwriters.org/.