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.

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

Thursday May 9

 
3:00-5:00 p.m. Check-in (Stanback Hall)
5:30-6:00 p.m. Welcome & Introductions
(Myers Dining Hall)
6:00-7:00 p.m Dinner (Myers Dining Hall)
7:00-8:00 p.m. Opening Gathering and Author Panel
(MG 125)
   

Friday May 10

 
7:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast (Myers Dining Hall)
8:30-10:15 a.m. Workshop 1 (MG Classrooms)
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break (MG Lobby)
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Workshop 2 (MG Classrooms)
12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Scholarship Recipient Readings (Myers Dining Hall)
1:30-5:00 p.m. Free Time
5:00-6:00 p.m. Reception (Myers Dining Hall)
6:00-7:00 p.m. Banquet (Myers Dining Hall)
7:30-8:30 p.m. Public Reading: Robin Wall Kimmerer
(Ingram Auditorium)
8:30-9:00 p.m. Book Signing: Robin Wall Kimmerer
(Ingram Auditorium Lobby)
   

Saturday May 11

 
7:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast (Myers Dining Hall)
8:30-10:15 a.m. Workshop 3 (MG Classrooms)
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break (MG Lobby)
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Workshop 4 (MG Classrooms)
12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Scholarship Recipient Readings (Myers Dining Hall)
1:30-5:00 p.m. Free time (optional van trip to Pisgah National Forest 2:00-4:00 p.m.)
6:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner (Myers Dining Hall)
7:00-7:15 p.m. Shuttle to Transylvania County Library
7:30-9:00 p.m. Public Readings: Wiley Cash and Frank X Walker (TC Library)
9:00-9:30 p.m. Book signing, Wiley Cash and Frank X Walker (TC Library)
   

Sunday May 12

 
7:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast (Myers Dining Hall)
8:30-10:15 a.m. Workshop 5 (MG Classrooms)
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break (MG Lobby)
10:30-11:30 a.m. Conference Wrap-Up (MG 125)
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch and Send Off (Myers Dining Hall)
1:00-2:00 p.m. Check-out (Stanback Hall)
   
Contact Us
Questions?
Dr. Alyse Bensel, Director

Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference
Brevard College

828-884-8369

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/

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

Platinum Sponsors

Transylvania County Library and Brevard College