Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Welcome to the RRWC blog

The opening night house was packed.

Conference organizer Dan Smith with Hollins' Celia McCormick (left) and scholarship winner Elizabeth Jones.

Conference speakers Sara Elizabeth Timmins (left) and Janis Jaquith share a laugh with conference organizer Dan Smith.

Anne Clelland of Handshake2.0 talks to a full class about blogging.

The Roanoke Regional Writers Conference has just finished its third year of operation and in the past two years, it has given $2,500 in scholarship money to a writing student in the Horizon program (non-traditional students) at Hollins University.

The conference is held the fourth Friday and Saturday of each January (Jan. 28-29 in 2011) at Hollins and in the past has featured 24 classes, in addition to roundtable discussions and a networking reception. Conference organizers--Dan Smith, Chris Powell, Tom Field and Bonnie Cranmer for 2011--are working on next year's conference already and hope to have your suggestions in hand soon to make it the best conference we can create.

Keep an eye on this blog for updates. We hope to see you in 2011.

1 comment:

  1. I attended the RRWC for the first time this year. What I found was a reasonably priced well- organized conference with inspirational and top-of-the-line speakers and faculty. There were numerous classes to choose from including social media, photography, film/stage, media writing, interviewing and much more. The faculty not only taught, but also were genuinely interested in meeting individual needs and most of them provided a means of contacting them for guidance after the conference was over. In addition to the outstanding classes, this conference presented a great opportunity for professional development and to network with other writers as well as with editors. What is my only wish? That I could have attended all of the classes... I really agonized when choosing which classes to attend in some time slots. Will I attend next year? Absolutely...With writing, there is always more to learn.