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Elizabeth Berg Headlines Hub City Writing Conference

Elizabeth Berg

July 30-Aug. 1 at Wofford

SPARTANBURG, SC – Registration has opened for “Writing in Place,” a three-day creative writing conference for adults, sponsored by the Hub City Writers Project and held at Wofford College in Spartanburg July 30-August 1, 2010.

The Hub City conference is a hands-on, intensive writing experience, designed to help both beginners and professionals develop the craft of creative writing. The conference is limited to 60 people, and registrants must sign up for one of three tracks: poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction.

Keynote speaker for the conference will be New York Times bestselling novelist Elizabeth Berg, whose book Open House was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. Her Durable Goods and Joy School were named ALA Books of the Year, and she has also written two books on nonfiction.

Other workshop leaders include C. Michael Curtis, fiction editor of The Atlantic magazine; novelist and Guggenheim fellow George Singleton; Ed Madden, winner of the SC Poetry Initiative’s book prize; Amy Rogers, editor of Novello Festival Press; and Scott Gould, chairman of the creative writing department at the SC Governor’s School for the Arts, among others.

The conference also includes an open mic for students, a panel on getting published at literary magazines and small presses, and optional manuscript critiques. The cost of the conference is $185 and includes five meals. Lodging is available at Wofford College for $40 for the weekend. To register or for more information, call                               864-577-9349                 or visit

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