As I mentioned back in December, we're going to "Bring Lee Back to the South." But not how you think. We're bringing Lee Gutkind, "the Godfather of creative nonfiction," back to Oxford, Mississippi, for the 2010 Creative Nonfiction Conference.
Let me say up front that THE DATES HAVE CHANGED since that initial announcement. Correct dates are November 12-14, 2010. Early bird registration discounts are good until August 1, so sign up soon to save $75.00 off the full conference fee!
You can download a registration form here.
We've got a great line-up of writers, editors, agents, and publishers at this event, some serving on panels, some giving keynote addresses, and some leading one-day workshops on Thursday, the day before the "official" opening of the conference. If you're interested in learning to write essays, memoir, or any type of creative writing, this is a great place to learn!
To read posts about my experiences at Creative Nonfiction Workshops and Conferences, click on these titles:
"Martinis, Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and, well, me...."
"Turning Experiences Into Words."
I'm having a blast helping plan the conference with co-organizers, Neil White and Kathy Rhodes. We got together back in April in Taylor, Mississippi, just south of Oxford, for a meeting at Neil's office.
Afterwards Kathy and I enjoyed shopping at the antique store downstairs... especially this giant porch swing!
Watch for our Facebook Page and RSVP there if you're coming to the Conference, and also check for updates there.
November may seem like a long way off, but it's only 4 months away, so PLAN NOW... make your reservation at The Inn at Ole Miss (newly renovated alumni house--it's gorgeous) before the block of rooms run out. Be sure and tell them you are with the CNF Conference. (There are other places to stay in Oxford, but this would put you in the center of the conference activities.) Feel free to email me if you have any questions, or send me a message on Facebook. And now, back to writing!