Plans for our 2013 Writers Conference, March 22-26, are in progress with faculty being invited and copy being written for a November 1 “go live” date on the website. So much happens at Writers Conference it’s hard to put into succinct words, so I’ve asked one of our faculty, B.J. Taylor, Guideposts magazines representative, to write a bit about what the conference means to her.
“From the fledgling beginning ten years ago when I was too shy to ask for an appointment with anyone, to an faculty appointment sheet now filled with snack shoppe meetings with writers, Mount Hermon is the single most important conference on my yearly schedule. It is where I refresh, revitalize, and review how far I have come.
As a faculty member I have the opportunity to teach what I have learned. It is my goal to keep my students in mind as I develop each class and provide them information they can keep in their writer’s toolbox to further develop their skills. I delight in meeting with writers who need a little encouragement, support, or motivation. Mount Hermon Writers Conference addresses the needs of the attendees in every possible way, from open critique sessions, numerous class options, panel discussions, general sessions and even night owl meetings for those who want even more. It’s a full service conference at it’s best.”
Couldn’t say it better myself.
Do you know someone who should be here for Writers? Encourage them to register November 1. And don’t forget to start working on gathering a group of your writing friends so that you get the group discount (10 or more). Teens, remember there’s a wonderful track just for you, this year taught by a awesome young couple, Caleb and Brittney Breakey. You’re going to learn a lot and have a blast at the same time. McNair Wilson will be our keynote speaker. His background in writing, theater, creative thinking and public speaking will make your head swim, but he’s down to earth and very entertaining. It’s what you’ll need at the end of days filled with information. And of course, Dave Talbott’s MC’ing and piano playing will revive your souls at the same time. You’ll be glad you came for all the write reasons!