Sunday, March 11, 2012

Crazyhorse Writers Conference March 15-18

We all know that Charleston wins awards as a top travel destination for its history and charm. But what you may not know is that Charleston could also win accolades for being a literary city. Now you have the opportunity to experience why. Crazyhorse, one of the most influential and important literary magazines of the last 50 years, will be hosting the Crazyhorse Writers Conference at the College of Charleston March 15-18. TTC Students, faculty and staff who like to write have an unique opportunity to attend a world-class conference. This conference can help you improve your writing, network with agents and publishers, and experience one-on-one manuscript evaluations with professionals. If you live in the Charleston area and write, this is the place to be.

The conference website reports that "The Crazyhorse Writers Conference brings together a group of literary artists whose voices are rich and varied, and whose works have been celebrated far and wide. Throughout the weekend, College of Charleston faculty members will present literature, discuss the lives of writers and use the resources that an internationally renowned literary journal has to offer." You can check out the schedule and session descriptions for more information.

For even more literary fun, the conference will offer organized walking tours with Harlan Greene, author, historian, librarian (Special Collections, Addlestone Library, College of Charleston) and member of the Charleston Historical Society. Conference organizers explain that "While touring the city, participants will learn about the literary history of Charleston – DuBose Heyward and Josephine Pinckney, John Bennett and Hervey Allen, the Poetry Society of South Carolina and the Charleston Renaissance – and the integral role the literature produced in Charleston played in the entire Southern Renaissance itself."

Anyone who writes, wishes to write, or simply wants to know more about the life of letters, will enjoy this unforgettable opportunity.  Conference registration is $179.  Individual manuscript evaluations are $50.  Register here. For information about walking tours, please select the appropriate box on your registration form at check out.


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