Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference 2019

Sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation and Brevard College

Announcing the 2019 Faculty

Wiley Cash – Fiction ♦ Robin Wall Kimmerer – Non Fiction ♦ Frank X Walker – Poetry

Applications open November 1, 2018.  Click HERE to apply.

Wiley Cash

Fiction Workshop
Details coming soon.

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Non-Fiction Workshop
Details coming soon.

Frank X Walker

Poetry Workshop
Details coming soon.

From the participants of the Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference, 2018...

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"The best workshop I've ever had ... it was much more than I expected! I learned much more than I ever imagined I would."

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"There was care and compassion for each author and the nurturing of each story."



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"This was an amazing experience. The small size was conducive to meeting others in different genres."



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"Outstanding faculty in all three workshops with great camaraderie and mutual respect."



About the Conference
How to Apply

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019. Our application process uses the online manager Submittable. There is no fee to apply. Admissions decisions will be based on manuscript evaluation. Up to three full and three partial scholarships will be awarded. All applicants will be considered for these scholarships. Decisions will be announced by March 15. Enrollment in each workshop is limited to 12 participants. 

Conference cost: $475. Includes workshop, all meals and receptions, and campus housing in a private room.

Cost without campus housing (includes meals): $325. 

Attendees will be billed upon acceptance. Payment is due April 1.

2019 Schedule
Schedule  TBA
Contact Us
Dr. Alyse Bensel, Director

Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference
Brevard College



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/

2018 Conference Photos featuring authors Craig Johnson, Janisse Ray, and Marilyn Kallet.

Platinum Sponsors

Transylvania County Library and Brevard College