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1st Annual Queens Writers Symposium: From Page to Publication
This seminar will give you a unique opportunity to connect with fellow writers in the Charlotte area, while learning from published authors about the comprehensive process of writing and publishing a manuscript.
The day begins with two keynote speakers, novelist and MFA program director Fred Leebron and nonfiction writer and poet Rebecca McClanahan, followed by a distinguished guest panel that will discuss the process of transforming manuscripts into published work. The morning session will conclude with a networking luncheon with the speakers and panelists. Writers at all levels of accomplishment are welcome to participate in the morning session of the Symposium.
A separate, afternoon session is open to more experienced writers with manuscripts. These "Master Classes" are special workshops led by published authors that will focus on revising manuscripts for publication. These highly individualized workshops will be limited to only six participants in each class. You are assigned to each Master Class based on your writing genre -- fiction, nonfiction, poetry or young adult literature. Participants are required to submit their work two weeks prior to the Symposium (no more than 20 pages of prose or 5 pages of poetry). You will also exchange your work with peers during the workshop for feedback. Because space is limited, enrollment will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Schedule: Part I, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (speakers, panel discussion and lunch)
Part II, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Master Classes*)
*To participate in the Master Classes, you must have a manuscript ready for critique.