October 1, 2014

 Write Angles

…a day of literary and gustatory delights!

On October 18, 2014, Western New England celebrates the 29th anniversary of its very own Write Angles Conference, by writers, for writers. If you decide to go, bring your appetite – it is a day of literary and gustatory delight.   In addition to the panels, workshops, meetings, and networking opportunities, you’ll hear keynote addresses from writer, educator, and cultural activist Christian McEwen, and novelist David Anthony Durham.

And the rest of the day? Take a look at the panels being offered:

Doing What You Love: Sustaining Your Writerly Practice – Panelists: Liz Bedell (moderator), Áine Greaney, Christian McEwen, Holly Wren Spaulding

The Essay: A Genre for All Reasons – Panelists: Daniel Jones, Robin Maltz, Bill Newman, Darlene Smith-Ash (moderator)

Building a Platform: What Is It, Do You Need It, and How Do You Create It? Panelists: Linda Cardillo, Avital Norman Nathman, Jean Stone, Julie Winberg

Pen in the Sickroom: Getting the Illness/Caretaking Experience on Paper –   Panelists: Jeanne Borfitz (moderator), Joanna Lillian Brown, Jan Freeman, Nell Lake, Suzanne Strempek Shea

Muse or Method? The Poetry Process in Perspective – Panelists: Sally Bellerose, Terry S. Johnson (moderator), Gail Thomas

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Then there are the Agents… 

Literary agents tell what they look for in a publishable manuscript.

…And the workshops –

“Who’s Speaking and Why Does it Matter?”? Workshop leader: Ellen Meeropol

Read & Weed: Critiquing for Growth? Workshop Leaders: Liz Bedell, Cheryl Malandrinos, Jean Marie Ruiz, Darlene Smith-Ash

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Missy_WickThe conference is held in Mount Holyoke College’s gracious Willits-Hallowell Center in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Fees includes a continental breakfast and bountiful lunch:

  • $100 in advance and $110 at the door (general admission)
  • Full-time students and those age 65 and over: $50 in advance and $60 at the door

Be sure to stay the end. You might win an attendance prize. Perhaps an inspirational book, maybe even signed.

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