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Roanoke Regional Writers Conference

location icon for event Event Location: Babcock Auditorium, Dana Science Building time icon for event Event Time: Friday, January 19, 2024 – Saturday, January 20, 2024:
Roanoke Regional Writers Conference 2024 is the ideal place to learn, grow, and experience the excitement that comes with your love of writing. Join us on January 19 – 20. Cost of the conference is $75 and includes lunch.
A Message from the Director
Welcome back! It’s my extreme honor to invite you to the 15th Annual Roanoke Regional Writers Conference! This is the perfect event to learn, grow, and connect with other writers in the area. RRWC24 takes place on January 19-20, 2024, at Hollins University in Roanoke. The snow date is January 26-27. The cost of the conference is $75 including lunch in the dining hall on Saturday. We are so lucky to live in an area with incredible writers of all experiences, genres, and backgrounds.  RRWC24 is the ideal place to learn, grow, and experience the excitement that comes with your love of writing. It’s time to make your writing dreams a reality, and we’re all here to help each other out! The conference begins on Friday night at 7 p.m. with introductions, our scholarship presentation, and what I know will be an incredible keynote from premier guest Lee Hunsaker of “Hoot and Holler” fame. Saturday registration opens at 8:30 a.m., with classes starting at 9 a.m. Hunsaker will kick off the morning with a 2-hour workshop that will make your writer hearts sing! You’ll notice a variety of tracks during each hour throughout the day; it’s a good idea to have a backup class in mind should your first choice get filled before you can find a seat. Make sure to bring pen and paper or laptop, as well as any writing samples you might want to share in particular classes. Our presenters can’t wait to share knowledge and advice, and there’s no doubt you’ll leave the weekend buzzing with inspiration, motivation and new friendships! Class topics vary from fiction and nonfiction, journalism, editing, publishing (traditional and self-publishing), poetry, and more. In addition, we’re proud to promote our writing community. I highly encourage our writers to connect with others! Writing is a yearlong process and we’d love for you to join our Facebook group to promote discussion, share in successes, and more. We look forward to sharing our processes, learning from each other, and strengthening our friendships with such talented, hardworking writers!