Working Behind the Scenes

We’ve been very busy over here at SCWW and hope that you have noticed our work. In the last two months, we have:

Updated the website

Opened conference 2012 registration

Assembled the conference faculty

Found a keynote speaker

Decided on classes and seminars for the weekend

Selected volunteers to assist with the conference

The majority of the above has been accomplished through the tireless efforts of our organization president and conference chair, Ginny Padgett.

 What have you been up to? I hope you have been thinking about joining us in October. Or that you have been telling your friends about what a great time we have in Myrtle Beach each year. Or maybe you were getting your entry for the annual Carrie McCray award ready for submission? And let’s not forget about The Petigru Review, Tibby is excited about the project this year and we’re all looking forward to another great edition.

Whether or not you’ve been thinking about coming to the conference this year, let me tell you a bit about what we have planned: sessions on social media; sessions by some of SCWW’s own on their adventures in getting published; an interactive discussion with Patti Callahan Henry, our 2012 Keynote speaker; sessions specifically geared to non-fiction, memoir, children’s literature and a Friday intensive especially for poets or anyone seeking a new way to be inspired. There are also slushfests, which are a big hit every year; book signings by the authors on faculty; and the critiques, pitches and real-time queries we have each year. We hope you’ll be as thrilled as we are with the things on offer this year.

If you’re available the weekend of October 19 – 21, we’d love to see you there. In the meantime, send us an email or leave us a comment, let us know what you think of everything we’ve been up to. You could even let us know what you’re up to.

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