The Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference
May 17 – 20, 2018

Coming Soon — Applications will be accepted beginning November 1, 2017

Join us for four inspiring days in beautiful Brevard, North Carolina,
home to waterfalls and outstanding mountain scenery.

Exploring the theme “A Sense of Place,” our award-winning faculty
of Craig Johnson, Janisse Ray, and Marilyn Kallet
will give readings and conduct master classes in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Brevard College will host the small, selective workshops and provide
meals and accommodations on its lovely small-town campus.

It’s a dream weekend for writers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation and Brevard College

2018 Faculty

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From the participants of the inaugural Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference, 2017

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“…the conference flowed as if it had been convening for years.”

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“Over the years I’ve been to various workshops. This one was one of the best ever.”

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“I can’t say thanks enough for such a great experience—everything was phenomenal.”

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“Thank you so much for choosing me to be a part of such a rich experience. It was an honor to spend time with such accomplished authors.”

 

About the Conference
How to Apply

Application Deadline March 1. Our application process uses the online manager Submittable. Admissions decisions will be based on manuscript evaluation. Up to three full and three partial scholarships will be awarded, depending upon merit. All applicants will be considered for these scholarships. Decisions will be announced by March 15. Enrollment in each workshop is limited to 12 participants. Work by conference attendees will be considered for publication in Pisgah Review.

Conference cost: $450. Includes workshop, all meals and receptions, campus housing in a private room.

Cost without campus housing (includes meals): $300. There is no fee to apply.

Attendees will be billed upon acceptance.

Craig Johnson’s keynote reading is Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Brevard College Ingram Auditorium

Janisse Ray and Marilyn Kallet are reading on Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Transylvania County Library. Both events are free and open to the public.

Schedule

Schedule for 2018 coming soon!

The 2017 schedule is below.

Schedule
Thursday, May 18  
3:00-5:00 PM Check-in
5:00 PM Welcome, introductions
6:00 PM First Meal
7:00 PM Conference Gathering
   
Friday, May 19  
7:00-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30-10:15  AM 1st workshop
10:15-10:30  AM Break
10:30-12:00 noon 2nd workshop
12:15-1:30 PM Lunch, student readings
1:30-5:00 PM Free time (Optional activities and trips TBA )
5:00 PM Reception
6:00 PM Banquet
7:30 PM Keynote reading, Jane Smiley
8:30 PM Book Signing
9:15 PM Open mic
   
Saturday May 20  
7:00-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30-10:15  AM 3rd workshop
10:15-10:30  AM Break
10:30-12:00  noon 4th workshop
12:15-1:30 PM Lunch, student readings
1:30-5:00  PM Free time (Optional activities and trips TBA)
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Readings: Robert Morgan & Sy Montgomery
8:30 PM Book Signing/Dessert Reception
9:30 PM Open mic
   
Sunday May 21  
7:00-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30-10:15  AM 5th workshop
10:15-10:30  AM Break
10:30-11:30 AM Conference wrap up
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch, send-off
1:00-2:00 PM Check-Out
Contact Us

Questions?

Dr. Ken Chamlee, Director
Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference
Brevard College
828-884-8237
lgrwc@brevard.edu

About Brevard and Transylvania County

Transylvania County is a beautiful place every season of the year, but there is something particularly lovely about an Appalachian spring.  We are home to the Pisgah National Forest, the Gorges State Park and the DuPont State Recreational Forest.  So, while you are here for the Conference, we hope you will take some extra time to explore.  Bike, hike, paddle, visit one of our 250 waterfalls, or stroll through downtown Brevard.  Whatever you do, we welcome you to our county! For more information on things to see and do, click http://www.visitwaterfalls.com/

2017 Conference Photos

Platinum Sponsors

Transylvania County Library and Brevard College