Jan 20, 2012

CNU's 31st Annual Writers' Conference

(Newport News, Va.) - Christopher Newport University’s Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) will present its 31st Annual Writers' Conference on Feb. 24-25, 2012. The two-day event will take place at The Freeman Center, and is designed to improve writing skills and bring together both published and aspiring authors. This year’s keynote speaker is Edward Bloor, editor and award-winning author of four novels for teen readers: Tangerine, Crusader, Story Time and London Calling. His most recent book, A Plague Year, was published in 2011.

Conference workshops will include “Writing for Children: Where to Begin”; “Memoir Workshop: From Diary to Journal, to Memoir and Beyond”; “Guerrilla Marketing for Writers”; “Writing and Empathy”; “Storytelling in Nonfiction”; “Poetics in Fiction”; “Future of the Book”; “Finding Your Voice”; “Poems Inspired by Visionary Paintings”; and “Edward Bloor’s Literature.”

The conference will also feature a mystery writers’ panel as well as one-on-one sessions to define, refine and develop writing skills. One-on-one session consultants will include Dan Cafero, owner of Atticus Books; James Dissette, founder of Chester River Press; Carolyn Jenks, owner of the Carolyn Jenks Agency and Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, past poet laureate of Virginia.

For additional information and to register, visit writers.cnu.edu.

The LifeLong Learning Society of Christopher Newport University is a membership organization dedicated to people of retirement age who seek opportunities for learning in an environment of sharing and fellowship. To request a catalog or for more information, contact the LLS at (757) 269-4368, or visit lifelonglearning.cnu.edu.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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Lori Jacobs
Director of Public Relations

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