Our friends at the Writers Conference of Northern Appalachia have opened registration for their 2024 event, which will be held March 15-16 on the beautiful 600-acre campus of St. Francis University in Loretto, PA. WCoNA is our region's premier craftwork and networking event for creative writers. According to their Mission Statement:
"Writers from, living in, or writing about the region of northern Appalachia have yet to be distinguished with a regional identity. The diverse peoples, places, cultures, folk traditions, history, landscapes, and geography of northern Appalachia are uniquely inspiring, and their stories deserve to be represented and valued as a distinct literature.
The Writers Conference of Northern Appalachia (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."
This year's Conference will feature two days of fascinating presentations on such topics as the early history of Northern Appalachia, how to create literary universes, and screenplay adaptation. The keynote speaker will be Maxwell King, the New York Times-bestselling author of The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers.
Click here to find a complete schedule of events and register!