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Robert Morgan headlines Hub City Writing conference

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July 15-17 at Wofford 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Registration is under way 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 15-July 17, 2011.

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 poet and novelist Robert Morgan, whose book Gap Creek was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. His recent books include Boone, a biography of Daniel Boone, and a book of poetry, October Crossing. He currently serves as Kappa Alpha Professor of English at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Other workshop leaders include essayist Philip Gerard, author of Creative Nonfiction; novelist Judy Goldman, author of Early Leaving; novelist Beth Webb Hart, author of Love, Charleston; poet Tim Peeler, author of the SIBA Book of the Year nominee Checking Out; and memoirist Neil White, author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts.

The conference also includes an open mic for students, readings by the authors, and optional manuscript critiques. The cost of the conference is $205 and includes five meals. Lodging is available at Wofford College for $50 for the weekend. To register or for more information, call 864-577-9349 or visit

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