• Reader Track – for the first time, Writing for Your Life is including a Reader Track, intended to appeal to both readers and writers.  This track will include a session highlighting some new, emerging authors.
  • Small group meetings with a speaker (optional) – at onsite registration, attendees will have the opportunity, on a first-come, first-served basis, to sign up for a 20-minute, small group meeting with one of our selected conference speakers or special guests. These meetings are not manuscript feedback sessions, and attendees should not expect the speakers to provide anything after the meeting. However it is a rare chance to have an informal, friendly chat with someone heavily engaged in the publishing world. Many of these meetings will be offered; however they will only be available while supplies last! So come to onsite registration early!
  • Open mic session – On Wednesday afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity (if they would like) to present a short excerpt of their writing to other conference attendees.  Each speaker will have 5 minutes, including their introduction and reading.  Each speaker will be limited to 5 minutes. Sign-up will be at onsite registration.
  • Bookstore – Park Road Books will be present to sell books from our conference speakers will be available for sale.
  • Book signings – We are working on books signings with several of the conference speakers.
  • CharlotteLit – Charlotte Lit’s mission is to celebrate the literary arts by educating and engaging writers and readers through classes, conversations, and community. At our conference they will have an information table, make a presentation about their work, and be available for small group meetings. Learn more here.
  • AK Classics – an independent company that focuses on quality publishing and marketing services. Learn more here.
  • WordPlay – WordPlay’s mission is to bring people’s writing goals and dreams to life through the magic of combining the power of play with the power of commitment, and to provide opportunities for clients to create and/or polish writing in a variety of genres to achieve these outcomes. Learn more here.

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