Welcome to the 2014 Summer Writers Conference SignWriters Conference Keynote Speaker, Jason Mott

Welcome to the 2014 Summer Writers Conference June 20-22

Everyone dreams of moving to the beach and becoming a writer. For one weekend in June, you can. UNCW’s nationally recognized Department of Creative Writing partners with UNCW’s Randall Library to present the second annual Summer Writers Conference, June 20-22.

Join us for three days of workshops, discussions and readings, highlighted by an exciting keynote address.This year we welcome Wilmington's own Jason Mott who will serve as a fiction workshop leader and also as our keynote speaker. Jason Mott has a B.F.A. in fiction and an M.F.A. in poetry, both from UNCW. The Returned is Jason’s debut novel. A New York Times bestseller, it has been optioned by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, in association with Brillstein Entertainment and ABC. It will air March 2014 on the ABC network under the title Resurrection.

Jason will be joined by members of UNCW's esteemed creative writing faculty, and in addition to fiction, workshops in creative nonfiction (Dana Sachs), and poetry (Michael White) are also scheduled. Additionally, this conference will  touch on recent market trends for creative writers as well as the important roles of editors and agents in bringing creative work to a larger audience. You can also opt to have a manusctipt critique with Whiting Award winner Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams.

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Friday, June 20th

Saturday, June 21st

Sunday, June 22nd



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