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      July 19, 2019

      Friday   5:00 PM

      429 North Church Street
      Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303

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      Writing In Place Conference 2019

      Hub City will host the 20th annual Writing in Place conference on the campus of Wofford College July 19-21, 2019 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This year's conference will feature lots of new workshops, faculty readings, and more! Published novelists, poets, essayists, and literary critics lead a series of workshops over three days that include intense instruction, challenging exercises, and an opportunity for feedback. Registrants must sign up for one genre: poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Our instructors will expect you to write during this conference, and we have planned a weekend with "downtime" for that purpose. We also want you to have time for networking with faculty and new friends. This conference is open to 48 adult writers and sells out every year, so register early. This conference is geared toward starting a new piece of work rather than workshopping something you have already written. Our conference is held in the Michael S. Brown Village Center on the north side of campus. Overnight guests are housed in the Village apartment housing. Members of the Hub City Writers Project are eligible for a discounted rate. Please give us a call at 864.577.9349 and we'll be happy to check your membership status and give you a discount code.   About Manuscript Critiques Please note: as of April 1, 2019, poetry critiques are sold out. For a $50 fee you will get a thirty-minute private session with one of our faculty members. For manuscript critiques: after you register, please email ten pages of prose or five poems by June 21 to submit@hubcity.org. Critiques are available in fiction and creative nonfiction. Our conference is held in the Michael S. Brown Village Center on the north side of campus. Overnight guests are housed in the Village apartment housing. See photos of past conferences here.   2019 Faculty Keynote & Fiction: Therese Ann Fowler Therese Anne Fowler is the New York Times bestselling author of A Well-Behaved Woman and Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, and has a new novel forthcoming in early 2020. Her work is available in numerous languages worldwide. Z has been adapted as an original television series for Amazon Studios, starring Christina Ricci. A Well-Behaved Woman is in development with Sony Pictures Television. Therese earned a BA in sociology/cultural anthropology and an MFA in creative writing, both from NC State University. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and PEN America, she lives in Raleigh, NC, with her husband, author John Kessel. Poetry: Nickole Brown Nickole Brown is the author of Sister, first published in 2007 with a new edition reissued by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2018. Her second book, Fanny Says, came out from BOA Editions and won the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Poetry in 2015. She is the Editor for the Marie Alexander Poetry Series and teaches at the Sewanee School of Letters MFA Program, the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNCA, and the Hindman Settlement School. She lives with her wife, poet Jessica Jacobs, in Asheville, NC, where she volunteers at a four different animal sanctuaries. Currently, she’s at work on a bestiary of sorts about these animals, but it won’t consist of the kind of pastorals that always made her (and most of the working-class folks she knows) feel shut out of nature and the writing about it—these poems speak in a queer, Southern-trash-talking kind of way about nature beautiful, damaged, dangerous, and in desperate need of saving. A chapbook of these poems called To Those Who Were Our First Godsrecently won the 2018 Rattle Chapbook Prize. Creative Nonfiction: Tessa Fontaine Tessa Fontaine is the author of The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts, a New York Times Editor's pick, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, an Amazon Editors' Best of the Month featured debut & Amazon Best Books of 2018 (so far), an iBooks favorite, and more. Tessa spent the 2013 season performing with the last American traveling circus sideshow, the World of Wonders. Essays about the sideshow won the 2016 AWP Intro Award in Nonfiction, and have appeared in The Rumpus, Hayden's Ferry Review, Autre, and elsewhere. Other work can be found in Glamour, The Believer, LitHub, FSG's Works in Progress, Creative Nonfiction, The Normal School, Seneca Review, DIAGRAM, New Orleans Review, [PANK], Brevity, and more. Fiction: Emily Pease Emily W. Pease is the author of Let Me Out Here, out from Hub City Press in March 2019. She graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in English and a concentration in journalism. She went on to receive an MA from Virginia Tech and an MFA in Writing from Warren Wilson College. Her stories have appeared in The Missouri Review, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Crazyhorse, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Narrative, and Witness. After teaching for many years at the College of William & Mary, she now teaches writing to veterans through the Armed Services Arts Partnership, where she also serves as a member of their arts council. She is currently beginning a novel about logging the last forests of West Virginia. She lives in Williamsburg, VA. Sunday Session: Jessica Jacobs Jessica Jacobs is the author of Pelvis with Distance, winner of the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry, an Over the Rainbow selection by the American Library Association, and a finalist for the Lambda Literary and Julie Suk Awards. Her chapbook In Whatever Light Left to Us was published by Sibling Rivalry Press and her second full-length collection Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going is forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2019. Jacobs holds an M.F.A. from Purdue University, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of Sycamore Review, and a B.A. from Smith College. Her poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in publications including Orion, New England Review, The Missouri Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Guernica.  Don't know if you're a member? Feel free to give us a call at 864.577.9349 and we'll be happy to check for you.  

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