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1st Annual Queens Writers Symposium: From Page to Publication

Queens University of Charlotte is excited to host the 1st Annual Queens Writers Symposium in the fall of 2011. With its nationally recognized MFA Program in Creative Writing, its undergraduate creative writing major, and its many continuing education classes in creative writing, Queens offers unparalleled depth of instruction in writing in the Charlotte area. Students can participate in classes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and memoir, screenplays and stage-writing, and in special workshops with Charlotte Observer columnist Tommy Tomlinson. At the Writers Symposium, you will have a unique opportunity to connect with fellow writers in the Charlotte area, and learn from published authors about the comprehensive process of writing and publishing a manuscript. The day begins with two keynote speakers, novelist and MFA program director Fred Leebron and nonfiction writer and poet Rebecca McClanahan, followed by a distinguished guest panel that will discuss the process of transforming manuscripts into published work. The morning session will conclude with a networking luncheon with the speakers and panelists. Writers at all levels of accomplishment are welcome to participate in the 8:30 am - 1:00 pm session of the Symposium. A separate, afternoon session from 1:00 - 4:00 pm is open to experienced writers with completed manuscripts, who will participate in Master Classes, special workshops led by published authors that will focus on revising manuscripts for publication. These workshops will be limited to only six participants in each, who will share their manuscripts with their instructor and their colleagues for feedback and revision. Participants will be required to submit their work prior to the Symposium to their instructors and exchange their work with other students in the workshop. Participants are assigned to each Master Class based on their writing genre - fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult literature. Because space in these classes is very limited, enrollment will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Agenda: 8:30-9:00 am: Checkin,coffee and networking 9:00 - 10:00 am: First keynote speaker, Fred Leebron 10:00 - 10:15 am: Break 10:15 - 11:00 am: Second keynote speaker, Rebecca McClanahan 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Guest Panel 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Networking Luncheon 1:00 - 4:00 pm: Master Classes 4:00 pm: Wrap-up and dismissal   

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

11FPEWS10/21/201110/21/2011F from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, 1 Session99.00

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