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April 26 & 27
FEATURING Author, Actor and Travel Writer:
*Descriptions about each session
*Faculty Bio's*Agent/Editor Info
"I am impressed. Great staff, great attendees, great workshops. Expertly executed. Absolutely fun-filled. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone."Steve Mettee, editor at The Write Thought
Whether you write fiction, poetry, essays, articles, or short stories, there is an art to stringing together words to elicit a certain response and reaction from your readers. The 8th Annual Northern Colorado Writers Conference, April 26-27 at the Fort Collins Hilton, centers around the idea that all good writing emerges from those writers who have the heart of an artist. This two-day event provides you the opportunity to focus on the craft for two days and breathe new life and color into your writing. Industry professionals from all over the country will be sharing their knowledge and expertise in the 27 workshops being offered and the agent/editor round tables. The conference welcomes all levels of writers; those just starting out, to those who are well-established. To ensure an intimate conference experience, registration is limited to 125 writers.
This year features keynote speaker, actor and director, Andrew McCarthy. From Pretty in Pink to National Geographic Traveler, McCarthy will share how he added award winning travel writer and author to his list of accomplishments. His recently released memoir, The Longest Way Home, has been well received by critiques
Early bird price extended until March 1
$345-NCW Member$395-Nonmember$430-NCW Membership & Conference$295-Fri or Sat only
After March 1
$395 NCW Member$435 Nonmember$470- NCW Membership & Conference$295-Fri or Sat only
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*Tote bag with a copy of Andrew McCarthy's memoir, Longest Way Home,*A certificate for a 30-minute consultation with Kerrie Flanagan*Chance to win a weekend writing retreat at a cabin in Crystal Lakes*Chance to win a registration to the Rocky Mtn Fiction Writers Gold Conference in Sept.*All meals and snacks*Choice of 27 workshops*Opportunity to meet with agents and editors to discuss your project.*Program booklet that includes all the handouts*Access to the NCWC bookstore*Inspiration, encouragement & knowledge*3-hour preconference workshop from 9:00-12:00 on April 6, led by the conference director.
Do I need to sign up ahead of time for the sessions I want to take?No, you can choose the sessions you want to attend during the conference.
This is my first conference and I am a little nervous because I don't know what to expect. Can you let me know what happens at a writers conference?On April 6, there will be a free, 3-hour preconference workshop for everyone who is registered for the event. All your questions will be addressed and answered there.
I am still very new to writing will I be able to get much out of the conference?Yes! Over the course of the weekend you will have a chance to attend 8 different workshops from industry professionals, (giving you 8 hours of direct instruction), listen to an amazing keynote speaker, connect with other writers, talk with agents and editors (even if you aren't pitching to them), get a feel for what is going on in the publishing industry and most importantly, inspire your writing. For two days you will be immersed in the world of writing and get to hang out with people who are as passionate about it as you are.
What is the dress code?There is no specific dress code, but business attire is recommended. Participants tend to dress up a little more for Friday's evening events.
Something has come up and I have to cancel my conference registration. Can I get a full Refund?Prior to April 1st, refunds will be given minus a $45 Admin fee. Following April 1, no refunds will be issued unless there is a waiting list
COMMENTS ABOUT 2012 CONFERENCE
"What an organized, friendly, and productive environment you have created! Kudos to you."Adriana Dominguez, literary agent with Full Circle Literary
"This was a wonderful opportunity to meet other local writers as well as top-notch presenters and authors. I found all of it inspiring. Everyone is so supportive. I'll be back next year. Thank you!"~Katherine
"The food was good, the location was nice, and the people- participants and presenters- were just wonderful. I made some permanent friends."~Chere