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Monday, July 07, 2008

Hub City Writers Workshop

SPARTANBURG – Registration has opened for “Writing in Place,” a three-day creative writing conference for adults, sponsored by the Hub City Writers Project and held at Wofford College in Spartanburg Aug. 1-3, 2008.The Hub City conference is a hands-on, intensive writing experience, designed to help both beginners and professionals develop the craft of creative writing. The conference is limited to 72 people this year, and registrants must sign up for one of four tracks: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or screenwriting.Keynote speaker to open the conference will be novelist Tommy Hays. He is the author of the novel The Pleasure Was Mine, which was read on National Public Radio’s “Radio Reader” and was a 2006 Southern Independent Book Alliance Fiction Finalist. His previous books include Sam’s Crossing and In the Family Way. Other workshop leaders include fiction writer Betsy Cox, Peter Caster, Sebastian Matthews, and poets Rick Mulkey and Jennie Neighbors Additional faculty members include Vera Gomez, essayist John Lane, Lyn Riddle, and Patrick Whitfill and Susan Tekulve. The cost of the conference is $160. Lodging is available at Wofford College for $15 a night. For more information, call 864-577-9349 or visit