Johnston County Writers Conference

April 6, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Selma Woman's Club
203 W Oak St
Zebulon, NC 27597
Johnston County Writers Group
Johnston County Writers Conference @ Selma Woman's Club | Zebulon | North Carolina | United States

Two morning sessions and box lunch – $20 – registration required. Limit to first 35 registrants who receive a confirmation that they are registered. Email to get your registration form. Registration ends March 31.

8:30 am – Registration, browse vendor tables, coffee & pastries

9 am – Session 1: “The Road to Publication: Professionalism, Publishing, and How to Present your Best Writing Self” with Stephanie Andrea Allen, Ph.D., Publisher and Editor-in Chief, of BLF Press, Clayton, N.C., an independent Black feminist press dedicated to amplifying the work of women of color.

10:15 am – Session 2: “How to Pitch Perfect: Query Letters, Pitches and Critique Partners,” with L. Diane Wolfe, owner and senior editor, Dancing Lemur Press LLC, Pikesville, N.C., dedicated to bringing outstanding and inspiring fiction and non-fiction to the publishing world.

11:15 am – Networking, browse vendor tables, door prizes

Noon – Box lunch – registration required.

Afternoon session is free, open to the public.

1:00 pm – Session 3: Book Talk: “Laughing All the Way …. Finding the Funny in Your Fiction,” with Celia Rivenbark, New York Times best-selling author of seven books whose weekly political humor column appears in newspapers across the country. The Book Talk is 45 minutes followed by a 15-minute Q &A session. Then Celia Rivenbark will sign her two most recent books (available for sale, cash or check only).

This project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Registration required – limit to first 35 registrations received. Email for your registration form.

Please note the address is SELMA, not ZEBULON as printed on the map pin. The Selma Woman’s Club is at 203 W Oak Street in SELMA, one block off US 301/Pollock St, across from the Selma Public Library (that address is 301 N Pollock St).