Posted by: Sand Squiggles -- Richard Modlin's Blog | May 29, 2011

Alabama Writers’ Conclave 2011

Alabama Writers’ Conclave Scheduled for Huntsville, AL

The Alabama Writers’ Conclave, considered one of the oldest continuously active writers’ society in the United States, is expected to draw 80-100 attendees July 15-17 to its Annual Meeting.  The Tranquillity Base Marriott Hotel, next to the Space and Rocket Center, will serve as host during the three-day event. 

            The hallmarks of the AWC are to provide and share information, furnish practical advice to writers, nurture aspiring writers, and support the writing arts by assisting in developing ideas and providing honing skills through the venue of an annual conference, writing contest, manuscript critiques, newsletters, and the publication of contest winners’ entrees in the online journal, The Alaticom. 

            Although many states will be represented during the event, members mainly hail from the State of Alabama.  Members include fiction and non-fiction writers, novelists and short story writers, poets, writers of business and scientific works, freelance journalists, romance writers, publishers, patrons and teachers.

            Scheduled events begin with a Friday evening reception. Writing workshops begin at 8:30 am Saturday and continue through the afternoon. Topping off the evening will be the Grace Gravlee Awards Banquet and keynote presentation by the noted Writer-in-Residence.  Sunday attendees can expect morning workshops and the annual member business meeting during which door prizes will be given.

            Featured workshop faculty include Dr. Sue Brannan Walker, Alabama State Poet Laureate (Poetry), Jim Minick (Memoir), Jenny Ivey (Nonfiction), Chris Roerden (Editing & Fiction), and Rabbi Rami Shapiro (Writer-in-Residence).  For registration, information, and complete conference schedule please log onto


© Richard Modlin, 2011

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