Registration Open for September 11 Virtual Writers’ Conference of Northern Appalachia
Members of the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania are invited to attend the 2021 Virtual Conference of the Writers’ Conference of Northern Appalachia (WCoNA) on Saturday, September 11.
Workshops and readings will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with an evening session of attendees’ readings from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $35 per person and attendees will be treated to an all day conference of panel discussions, readings, Q & A, and teaching on the art and craft of writing about and for Northern Appalachia.
Workshops include topics such as writing for anthologies, how to use storytelling elements in fiction and memoir, writing conflict in story, the writing life, writing in community, and how poetry tools invigorate your prose. Readings will focus on Cherokee History and poems about central Pennsylvania. A lunch discussion will focus on how to define Northern Appalachia’s identity. You are welcome to read a short passage from your own work during the evening session.
The WCoNA brings together writers and others interested in the region’s literature to honor our distinct body of work and to enhance the craft of our authors. WCoNA is a catalyst to inspire more novels, poetry, essays, history, memoir, drama, and other modes of literary writing that represent, in some way, northern Appalachia, and so create and promote a canon of writers and writing of northern Appalachia.