Barrelhouse, Your Favorite Writers, Awesome Workshops (and I will be there, too!)
Did I mention Steve Almond as keynote speaker? Speed dating with editors? What could be better, really? Check this out:
Barrelhouse is one of the organizers, along with the Baltimore Review and Potomac Review, of the Conversations and Connections: Practical Advice on Writing conference, which is being held in Washington, DC on April 16, 2011. The keynote speaker is Steve Almond, and we have three separate breakout sessions, with an awesome lineup of craft workshops and panel discussions, including some of our favorite people, like Matt Bell, Michael Kimball, Adam Robinson, Rae Bryant, Tara Laskowski, Randall Brown, Steve Himmer, Dylan Landis, Mike Young, Amber Sparks, Barrelhouse editors Dan Brady, Dave Housley, and Matt Kirkpatrick, and many, many more.
Registration is $65 and includes the full day conference, plus a year subscription to a literary magazine, a book (attendees will be able to choose among four selected books), and a ticket for “speed dating with editors” (where you’ll get instant feedback on a poem, or a few pages of a short story). The conference is held in downtown DC, minutes from the DuPont Circle metro, in the buildings of the Johns Hopkins Advanced program in creative writing. This conference sells out every year, so the smart move is to sign up early.
Here’s the conference site, where you can get more info and sign up. And you should! It’s going to be a good time and hopefully damned educational, too. In the funnest way possible, of course.