Fairhope 2013 is only two weeks away, and I couldn't be more excited We've got the super-talented and amazing Erica Dawson as our keynote reader. We've got some amazing panels lined up, including a round-table about hybrid poetry and a stitching workshop by the chapbook artists from Sweet: A Literary Confection. Plus, we have plenty of wonderful readings lined up. You don't want to miss this. Fairhope 2013 is going to rock.
Have you registered?
If you have not done so, please register at our website today: http://www.gcacwt.com. Registering insures your place at the conference and insures that we'll have a printed name badge for you. You can either prepay or pay at the door. Either way, make sure that you're on our official conference roster: http://www.gcacwt.com/click-for-registration.html,
Who are you?
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. If you see any errors, please let me know, and I'll fix them asap.
GCACWT needs a few intrepid volunteers, people who will help with registration, the book fair, making coffee, and any other general running around that might be taking place. If you'd like to volunteer (and earn my deep, heartfelt gratitude), please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd be much, much obliged. I've heard from only a couple of people, and I desperately need your help.
Conference Schedule Posted
The schedule for GCACWT 2013 is now posted at the GCACWT website (http://www.gcacwt.com/2013-program.html). If you see any errors or any problems, please be sure to contact me immediately. I beg your indulgence if you see any problems. I'll try to fix them immediately. If you are marked as a "chair," you will simply be in charge of that room. I'll be contacting chairs directly with more detailed instructions the week of the conference. Relax; it's a very easy gig.
Don't forget the reception!
This year's conference reception will be Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion right on Mobile Bay in Fairhope, Alabama. There will be a cash bar, and the menu features chicken salad sandwiches, muffulettas, vegetarian pinwheels, chicken/sausage gumbo, seafood gumbo, and assorted cookies. You definitely don't want to miss the reception!
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If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com. I'm excited about meeting all of you. Thank you for supporting the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers.
I'm looking forward to meeting all of you.
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.