Friday, August 30, 2013

Excitement is building for the NCWN Fall Conference

The North Carolina Writers' Network 2013 Fall Conference will be held November 15-17 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach. The Resort has reserved rooms with special rates of $99 for a harbor front king, and $119 for an ocean front king. Call the Resort directly at 910-256-2231 for more information.
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Here are some highlights from recent Network posts about the conference. 

 For the second year in a row, the Network will offer two scholarship opportunities: the Blonnie Bunn Wyche Memorial Scholarship and the Mary Belle Campbell Scholarship. Complete information is available on the NCWN website.
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For writers of all stripes and experience levels, it's one of the most inspirational weekends of the year. And much of it is made possible by the generosity of sponsors, such as:

  • Welcome reception on Friday, sponsored by the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County.
  • Friday evening book-signing and reception, sponsored by Salt magazine.
  • Saturday morning "Brilliant at Breakfast" panel discussion, sponsored by Ecotone/Lookout Books.
  • Saturday luncheon Veterans Writing Collective reading, sponsored by Al Manning, a member of the NCWN Board of Trustees.
  • Saturday faculty readings, sponsored by Bellamy Mansion.
  • Sunday morning "Brilliant at Breakfast" panel discussion, sponsored by WHQR 91.3 FM Public Radio.8
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While the weekend will be full of workshops, panels, readings, and more, attendees have another reason to visit the coast this fall: to experience a bit of Hollywood history. Interested in touring some of the "Hollywood" locations in Wilmington? Book a location tour here. And for a complete list of television shows and movies shot in the Wilmington area, click here.

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