We have a lot of news to share with you all.
Mark your calendars GCACWT’s annual conference:
Fairhope 2012, will be March 30th & 31st, 2012.
We have launched our new website at: http://www.gcacwt.com
The new site features a news blog that will have important information and announcements posted. As well, you can use our brand new online panel request. Here, you will be able to submit for a panel, request to read and/or join an existing panel (when we have them).
We have also made it easier for you to send/update your bio. Check your bio today under biographical notes.
One of our favorite features of the new site: Online registration. This feature will allow you to pre-register and pay online using our new PayPal shopping cart. This means instead of snail mailing your registration, you can use your existing PayPal account or set up a new account. If you don’t want to set up an account with PayPal, you can still use your credit card through PayPal as a visitor. And if you consider yourself old-school, you will still be able to snail mail your registration.
We are working out a few last details with PayPal and hope to have registration open in the next week or two. When registration is open, we will let you all know.
While the site is live, please understand that there are features not yet ready—as soon as they are, we will let you know. As well, if you come across something buggy or wrong, please feel free to let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can get it fixed.
We have a new Facebook Group (http://www.facebook.com/groups/191501134259756/) and we ask all our Facebook group members to switch over to the new group. We have been playing around trying to figure out the best strategy for GCACWT and Facebook and we think we found it. We will use this group and will now create events each year attached to the group, rather than setting up a new group each year. So long as Facebook doesn’t change things up on us, this group should be our new home.
Well, I think that’s all for today. Please look for more exciting updates and announcements coming your way.
Have a great weekend!
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.