Lewes creative writers will meet online August 19-20

The Lewes Public Library welcomes attendees to the 15th Annual Lewes Creative Writers Conference to be held online Friday and Saturday, August 19-20, via Zoom.

An evening of original readings by workshop presenters will kick off the event at 5 p.m. on August 19.

A one-day conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. on August 20 and will offer a variety of workshops, panel discussions, and presentations on writing-related topics.

This year’s sessions will explore prose poetry and flash fiction, the creation of science fiction and fantasy, fiction and nonfiction narratives, ekphrastic poems, and an author’s journey from print to an Emmy-nominated Amazon original series. Selected panel discussions will also provide workshop opportunities for poetry, fiction and short story writers. Presenters and roundtable hosts include Alexander Long, Cindy Callaghan with Sunny Rosen, Siobhan Carroll, Anne Colwell and Gerry LaFemina.

During the Saturday lunch session, Roxanne Stanulis of the Delaware Division of the Arts will provide information on grants and opportunities, and current DDOA Literature Fellows will give readings.

“Our goal is to once again provide (1) engaging and entertaining (yes, entertaining) readings by nationally acclaimed writers and poets, and (2) an equally engaging and entertaining writing conference that will challenge us to listen to us and embrace the near-magical power that creative writing has to connect us as individuals and as members of a larger community,” said Billie Travalini, co-founder and conference coordinator.

The evening of readings and the conference are free and open to the public. Registration is mandatory. To sign up and learn more, go to tinyurl.com/LPLWriters22.

The Lewes Creative Writers Conference is sponsored by the Lewes Public Library, Delaware Division of Libraries, The John and Sally Freeman Foundation, and the National League of American Pen Women, Diamond Branch. This program is also supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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