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.
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.