Fairhope 2013 is but a month away! We've been busy behind the scenes getting ready for what we believe will be a fantastic conference. So, what are waiting for? Register today! If you've not registered, simply visit http://www.gcacwt.com/click-for-preregistration.html to do so.
What's New This Year?
The only real change is that this year's conference reception will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the American Legion in Fairhope, Alabama (as opposed to Friday night). GCACWT will cater this reception with gumbo and appetizers (vegetarian choices are available). The American Legion will have a cash bar.
Panels & Panel Requests
There's still time to register a panel or join a panel. To see the list of 2013 panels, please visit GCACWT's webpage here: http://www.gcacwt.com/2013-proposed-panels.html.
Want to Read?
There are still slots for original readings of creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry available. To request a reading, simply visit http://www.gcacwt.com/reading-request-2013.html.
Our Keynote Speaker
Erica Dawson's poetry is kinetic and alive. Her newest book, The Small Blades Hurt, will be published by Measure Press in 2014. Her book Big-Eyed Afraid, is available from Waywiser Press. Read an interview with Erica Dawson here: http://www.cprw.com/Hilbert/dawson.htm.
The Student Writing Contest
The judges are beginning to send in the results. I'm very much looking forward to announcing the 2013 winners in Fairhope.
Who Are You?
So many great people are involved with the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers, and we want to be sure that those of you who are participating in the conference are listed on our webpage. If you've not done so already, take a few minutes to submit or update your bio here: http://www.gcacwt.com/biographical-notes.html.
Share the News
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If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm excited about meeting all of you. Thank you for supporting the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers.
Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers
Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers brings together teachers of writing, students, writers, editors, and publishers from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and others from—or interested in— the Gulf Coast region and its writing.