Writing in Place 2021

Hey there! If you're on this page, you've received a link to it from your Writing in Place coordinators. Here's where you'll find a schedule, what to expect, and of course, all the links you'll need to access the virtual conference this year.

Zoom Links

Link for the Friday welcome and faculty reading.
Link for both of Saturday's sessions, Sunday critique sessions, and Sunday's drop-in Q&A. (For your critique schedule if you have signed up for one, click here.)
Link for Saturday's keynote lecture. (You will be registering in advance for this one, as this event is also open to the public!)

Order books by faculty and other books on writing through Hub City Bookshop here. (Use WIP2021 for 10% off!)
Order books on Bookshop.org here.
Sign up for Saturday's open mic here.
Evaluate your experience this weekend here. (We'll share this form again at the end of the conference too.)
What we're drinking this weekend!

Kate McMullen is your point of contact for any technical difficulties!
Email her at kate@hubcity.org, text her at 336-314-8687, or you can send her a private chat message through Zoom.
We recommend access to strong WiFi or Ethernet for the best experience.

Zoom Details

You've been given three links to access conference sessions for the weekend. Friday's welcome and faculty reading will be one stand alone meetingDaily sessions (Saturday welcome + classes, Sunday critiques) will be held through one recurring meeting link. Our genre classes take place in break out rooms, and we’ll practice on Friday to get comfortable with the tech. Sunday morning critique sessions will run in breakout rooms, and a schedule for critiques will be sent to those who signed up the week of the conference. All of these links and the schedule for critiques are listed above! Your passcode, if prompted to use it, is WIP2021.

Zoom Etiquette

During info sessions, readings, lectures, and instruction, please mute your mic unless otherwise instructed. Participants will be muted on entry to all meetings. We have enabled screen sharing across all participants to ensure faculty can share screens in breakout rooms--we ask that workshop attendees not share their own screens for any reason unless they are asked to. During our Q&A sessions, we may field questions from the chat or ask you to ask your question on video. Please keep questions brief!

Please test all equipment (computers, headphones, speakers, etc) before the conference weekend. We recommend access to strong internet. Please keep links to this conference private to ensure a closed, protected meeting environment, including this page.

Virtual Conference Schedule
Zoom Rooms for each session are linked in orange!
5:30PM - Welcome Session
  • Welcome from Press and Programs director Meg Reid
  • Conference schedule overview
  • Breakout rooms tech check + brief introductions in genre classes
6:30PM - Faculty Reading

Reading and Q&A with Gretchen Sorin, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, & Lee Matalone

9:00AM - Day Two Welcome 
9:30AM - 12:30PM - First Writing Class
12:30PM - 1:30PM - LUNCH BREAK
1:30PM - 2:30PM - Free writing time
2:30PM - 5:30PM - Second Writing Class
6:30PM - Keynote Lecture

Talk and Q&A with Kent Wascom

8:00PM - Open Mic hosted by Sharon Purvis (we will use the keynote link for this!)

9:00AM - Critiques in breakout rooms
10:30AM - Drop-in Publishing Q&A with Meg Reid and Kate McMullen

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