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2016 VWC SYMPOSIUM

Navigating Your Writing Life:  Make This Your Year


In 2016, the VWC will host another Navigating Your Writing Life Symposium.
This one-day symposium (the sixth in the series) takes place Saturday, August 6th, and will feature presentations and panels on several topics of interest to writers.

For information on the workshops, panels, and presenters, please click on the page sub-tab "Workshop and Panel Info" on the left.

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:   The Dickinson Fine and Performing Arts Center, Piedmont Virginia Community College, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902

KEYNOTE SPEAKER


Meet Diane Fanning, our 2016 Symposium keynote speaker. Fanning is the Edgar-nominated writer and the bestselling author of fourteen true crime books and eleven crime novels. She has appeared on the Today Show, 48 Hours, 20/20, Forensic Files, Snapped, the Biography Channel, Investigation Discovery, E! and the BBC as well as numerous cable network news shows and radio stations across the States and Canada.  Raised in Baltimore, she moved to Virginia, then Texas, and she now lives in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bedford, Virginia.


  ATTENTION SPONSORS!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A SPONSOR FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE CLICK BELOW FOR SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION: 

2016 - Sponsorship Overview.pdf


     CURRENT SPONSORS INCLUDE:

  


For registration information, click here!


(The flyer includes the symposium schedule.)


Grand Openings

VWC Symposium’s first PAGE ONE critique session!

We heard you. For the past several years, respondents to our post-symposium surveys have suggested we have a page one critique session, and for our 6th annual symposium, we’ll offer exactly that.

Joanne Liggan, one of our symposium presenters, will conduct the anonymous critique, anonymous in that there’ll be no naming of names when she gives her feedback. Whether you submit or not, there is always something to be learned from a session like this. Ms. Liggan will bring her extensive experience as a writer, editor, and writing instructor to demonstrate why page one, your Grand Opening, can be the most important page of your manuscript.

To participate: Email the first page of your manuscript (300-400 words double-spaced) to jliggan@verizon.net by July 20, 2016. The file should be a Word doc or a PDF (no WordPerfect).

Submit now to reserve your critique space. The session is limited to an hour, and we will accommodate as many as we can.

You should attend the symposium to participate, i.e., Ms. Liggan will not give feedback outside of the symposium event.


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