Hub City will host the 15th annual Writing in Place conference on the campus of Wofford College July 10-12, 2015. This year's conference will feature lots of new workshops, happy hour at the Hub City Bookshop, faculty readings, and more! Registration is now open.
Published novelists, poets, essayists, and literary critics lead a series of workshops over three days that include intense instruction, challenging exercises, and an opportunity for feedback. Registrants must sign up for one genre: poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Our instructors will expect you to write during this conference, and we have planned a weekend with "downtime" for that purpose. We also want you to have time for networking with faculty and new friends. This conference is open to 48 adult writers and sells out every year, so register early. This conference is geared toward starting a new piece of work rather than workshopping something you have already written.
Our conference is held in the Michael S. Brown Village Center on the north side of campus. Overnight guests are housed in the Village apartment housing. See photos of past conferences here.
This will be my ninth WIP Conference. It's convenient. It's affordable. Speakers and instructors are world class. Why would I go elsewhere?
Lodging is available in a Wofford College dormitory for $35 a night. These are single rooms, and you will not have a roommate. Please check the appropriate box if you intend to stay at Wofford. Other hotels in the area include the Marriott at Renaissance Park (864-596-1211), the Inn on Main (864-585-5001), and the Fairfield (864-542-0333). PLEASE NOTE: The Wofford dorm rooms are spartan, and the beds are four feet off the floor. If you have difficulty reaching a bed that high, please consider a motel room.
What to Bring
For your comfort, please bring a sweater or jacket. Classrooms can sometimes be chilly. Bring a notebook and writing instrument. You may also bring a laptop. If you want to take part in the open mic, bring a short piece of your work to read. Overnighters should bring a pillow and blanket for a single bed. Sheets and towels are provided.
About Manuscript Critiques
For a $50 fee you will get a thirty-minute private session with one of our faculty members.
After you register, please email ten pages of prose or five poems by June 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Critiques are available in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
If you have joined the Hub City Writers Project as a member at the $30 level or higher, tuition to the conference is reduced to $225. This membership also entitles you to 25 percent discount on Hub City Press books. If you have questions about whether you have made a donation, email email@example.com. The "Become a Member" button is at the bottom of this page.
5:00 pm Registration for people staying in dorms
5:30 pm General registration
6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Faculty readings and Q&A
7:45 pm Writing classes
8:00 am Coffee and danish
9:00 am Opening session
9:30 am Writing class
1:00 pm Writing time
3:00 pm Writing class
5:30 pm Social hour at the Hub City Bookshop
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Keynote address
8:30 pm Open Mic
8:00 am Coffee and bagels 9:00 am Concurrent workshops
10:30 Concurrent workshops
Noon Conference ends