Arts Daily / North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Spring Conference

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Spring Conference features intensive workshops and sessions in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as publisher exhibits, Lunch With an Author, readings, an open mic, and the third annual Slush Pile Live! The faculty includes poets Julie Funderburk, Barbara Presnell, and Crystal Simone Smith; fiction writers Steve Cushman, James Tate Hill, and David Payne; and creative nonfiction writers Melissa Delbridge and Lee Zacharias. The keynote speaker is poet, critic, and essayist Fred Chappell, the former poet laureate of North Carolina and an inductee of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. The conference takes place April 22 at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Register by April 16.