Hurry, hurry to register for the Southeast's most prestigious writers conference.
Writers have been discovered at this conference. I kid you not. Registration deadline for full attendance is February 3.
Conference held in Augusta, GA, March 16-18.
The Sandhills Writers Conference is not just a southern thing anymore, but a gathering of authors, agents, editors, and songwriters with diverse perspectives and cultural backgrounds from all over the country. Started in 1975 and hosted by Augusta State University, The Sandhills Writers Conference is held each spring in Augusta, GA. Today the conference is considered the Southeast's most prestigious conference for writers of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, plays, children's literature, and song lyrics.
Activities offered include:
Talks on the Writer's Craft
Awards ( click here for more info.)
Advice from regional and national agents and editors
The Sandhills Writers Conference is open to all persons interested in writing.
This year's keynote speaker is Sandra Benitez. Benitez will also serve as a fiction evaluator. She is is the author of the highly acclaimed novels, A Place Where the Sea Remembers (1993), Bitter Grounds (1997), The Weight of All Things (2001), and Night of the Radishes (2004). Her numerous awards include the 1998 American Book Award, the Minnesota Book Award, and a 2004 National Hispanic Heritage Award.
Other evaluators are published authors willing to evaluate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and songwriting. However you must register. Click the names below to find out the fields of the evaluators and guest writers.
The Conference Director is Anthony Kellman. An NEA Fellow, Tony Kellman is the author of three poetry books and two novels. His epic poem of Barbados, Limestone, is scheduled for publication this year. He is the editor of the first full-length U. S. anthology of English-Language Caribbean poetry, Crossing Water.