Registration Now Open for the Summer Writers Conference, June 26-28

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ignite your creativity and inspire your writing with a weekend on the North Carolina coast. The UNCW Department of Creative Writing invites authors of all kinds to the Summer Writers Conference, June 26-28. Acclaimed writers Wiley Cash and Richard Krawiec, along with faculty from the renowned UNCW Department of Creative Writing, join forces to host the three-day program of fiction, poetry and nonfiction workshops, as well as a variety of roundtable discussions, readings and book signings.

New York Times best-selling author Wiley Cash will deliver the keynote address at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. Wiley is a native North Carolinian and currently lives in Wilmington with his family. 

Be one of the first 25 participants to register for the Summer Writers Conference and receive 20% off. For those interested in attending just the keynote dinner and lecture, separate tickets are available for purchase.

Ranked as one of the “Top 50 MFA" programs across the country by Poets & Writers magazine, the Department of Creative Writing, their faculty, students and alumni are consistently recognized nationally. Recently accolades include:

·      Michael White, UNCW Creative Writing Department Chair and professor, celebrated his memoir Travels in Vermeer, which was a named one of the “Best Books” by Publisher’s Weekly. White’s work has been published in The Paris Review, Image and The Best American Poetry.

·      Clyde Edgerton is the 2016 recipient of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Thomas Wolfe Literary award for his “contributions to the literature of South and Beyond.” Edgerton has received the New York Times’ “Notable Book” award five times and is the recipient of the Thomas S. Kenan III Distinguished Professorship in Creative Writing.

·      Jason Mott, BFA and MFA alumnus, is the author of two international bestselling novels. His poetry and fiction have appeared in various journals including Thomas Wolfe ReviewThe Kakalak Anthology of Carolina Poets and Measure. Mott’s title The Returned was optioned by Brad Pitt’s company, Plan B, and launched in 2014 under the title “Resurrection.”

·      John Jeremiah Sullivan, local author and frequent visiting professor, received the International Windham Campbell Prize in nonfiction in February 2015.

Space for the conference and keynote is limited. Contact Lynn Watson with questions about registration and rates.