Sunday, February 9, 2014

2014 IWC Half-Day Conference: Call for Presenters

Indiana Writers’ Consortium (IWC) is pleased to announce the extension of its annual networking dinner to include an intimate, high quality, and affordable half-day writers’ conference on October 11, 2014. The conference, which will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Merrillville, Indiana, will include multiple breakout sessions and be followed by a dinner and keynote address by Barbara Shoup, author of seven novels, executive director of Indiana Writers Center, associate editor of OV Books, and an associate faculty member at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.
IWC seeks proposals from individuals and groups who are at different stages in their writing careers that will represent a broad range of perspectives and experiences. Presentations may include topics such as:
  • Writing and craft
  • Business of publishing
  • Creative writing pedagogy
  • Academic and community program development
  • Genre trends
Interactive individual presentation, four-to-five person panels, creative writing workshops, and round table discussions are welcome.
Submission Instructions:
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Submit:  A 250-word abstract that includes the session title, description, format, and presenter names. Each presenter should include a 50-word bio and .jpg photo.
Submit to: Please indicate “IWC Half-day Conference Proposal” in the subject line.
Questions may be directed to:  Janine Harrison at:
Indiana Writers' Consortium inspires and builds a community of creative writers. We are dedicated to educating writers through speakers, seminars, and children's programs.  IWC provides educational and networking opportunities for writers in all stages of their careers.  We are a nonprofit organization incorporated in Indiana in 2008 and a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

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