Posted by: Sand Squiggles -- Richard Modlin's Blog | June 30, 2013

A Fantastic Writers’ Conference

Spring rains are dwindling—at least I hope they are, some of us have had more then we need. Leaves on trees are in full blown and trilliums have pretty much gone to seed. Spring will soon blend, or maybe snap, into summer—actually we’ll be there tomorrow—and, guess what? it will be July. So, it is almost upon us, the 2013 Alabama Writers’ Conclave.

     You don’t want to miss this year’s AWC. For one, it is being held in the very southern part of Alabama, in Fairhope, our state’s haven for writers and artists. A beautiful little town located on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, where Alabama’s most well known writers live.  Have you heard of Rick Bragg,  Winston Groom, Sonny Brewer, Judith Richards, or Terry Cline? They live in Fairhope along with other noted writers and artists.

     State Poet Laureate Emerita and AWC Program Chair, Dr. Sue Brannan Walker has put together a very exciting and wonderful slate of poets and writers who will lead the workshops. She has also secured a very congenial and inspiring venue for the conference, the Fairhope Campus of the University of South Alabama. And in addition to the usual fiction, poetry, and non-fiction workshops, there will be, I believe for the first time, a workshop on screen writing. She is also trying to organize a panel of publishers to discuss the vagaries of the publishing world. So you don’t want to miss attending the AWC on July 12-14.  

     Check out the bios of the workshop faculty that are printed in this issue of the AWC newsletter. Then fill and send in the registration form to secure your place in one of America’s oldest, continuously operating writers’ conferences. For more detailed information please visit the AWC website,

     Hope to see you in Fairhope.

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