1. Attend free mini-workshops and panels on writing.

Choose from 24 free mini-workshops and panels on writing led by professional novelists, memoirists, poets, nonfiction writers, screenwriters or television writers. With topics like Writing Your First Novel, Conquering the Dreaded 2nd Act, Creating Compelling Fictional Characters, and Creating Powerful Cinematic Scenes, the only problem will be choosing which of the 24 workshops you’ll attend.

2. Meet Writers’ Program instructors.

More than 60 Writers’ Program instructors will share their expertise and writing tips at this year’s Writers’ Faire. And because all 60 of them will be teaching Writers’ Program courses in the fall, you’ll get valuable insight into which instructor can best meet your needs.

3. Enroll in courses at a 10% discount.

With the exception of advanced courses, you’ll receive a 10% discount on any fall course you enroll in at the Faire. That’s a savings of up to $60!

4. Speak with the Writers’ Program’s friendly and knowledgeable advisors.

We’ll all be there – Chae, Hillary, Mae, Sara, Katy, and Kate (the newest member of the Writers’ Program staff). We’ve got answers, but stop by the advising tables even if you don’t have questions. We’ve been in touch with many of you by phone or email this past year and it will be nice to finally put faces to voices and names.

5. Sign up for one of 4 Writers’ Program Certificate Programs.

Interested in a structured course of study? Consider signing up for one of four certificate programs offered by the Writers’ Program. Choose from programs in fiction, creative nonfiction, feature film writing and television writing.

6. Meet with advisors from graduate writing programs.

Wondering if a graduate writing program is right for you? Get the inside scoop in a special workshop on the pros and cons of obtaining a graduate degree in today’s market. Representatives from each of five local graduate writing programs will be available throughout the day to answer any questions you may have.

7. Visit with writing-related businesses and organizations.

Twenty businesses and organizations were hand-picked to exhibit at the Faire this year based on the relevance of their products and services for writers. Discover opportunities for volunteering, join local writing groups, purchase writing-related software, find freelance writing jobs, and more.

8. Meet other like-minded people.

Ever feel like it’s you and your keyboard against the world? Get out from behind your computer and meet other writers who feel the same way. Make new friends and share your feelings about the challenges and joys of being a writer.

9. Purchase lunch from your choice of 3 gourmet food trucks.

Choose from Slice, Nom Nom, or Spring Street BBQ. These mouth-watering trucks will be on the premises just north of Young Hall Courtyard from 11:30am – 2pm for your dining convenience.

10. Get Inspired!

After sharing the day learning about writing with more than 1,300 people for whom writing is a passion, you’re guaranteed to return home ready to tackle your project with a renewed enthusiasm.

Join us for this fun and festive day in celebration of writing!

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