2014 UPDATE - OCTOBER
Faculty News…SWA President Lee Clevenger continues to fill out the 2014 Workshop’s faculty. He has landed two stellar instructors in Writer’s Digest Books editor Chuck Sambuchino and NY Times bestselling author Bob Mayer! Both of these gentlemen have taught for us before to rave reviews and we're so excited to have them back!
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One Reason the SWA Writers Workshop is Different…We offer free manuscript critiques – FREE! And we always have! Every person attending at least 2 days of the Workshop can submit up to 3 manuscripts for critique. (One manuscript per category) Then you get a face-to-face meeting(s) during the Workshop to discuss your manuscript(s).
The SWA Board of Directors met earlier this month and got down to work on the next SWA Writers Workshop. The dates are June 13-18, 2014 at Epworth-by-the-Sea on St Simons Island, GA, and the Workshop will be split again with two days focused primarily on fiction and two days primarily on nonfiction. How those days will fall has yet to be determined.
Our Agent-in-Residence is Carlie Webber of CK Webber Associates Literary Management. She will be meeting with attendees throughout the workshop. She will also be teaching a class on Writing a Query and one on Writing a Synopsis. You can read more about Carlie here.
Dahlynn McKowen of Publishing Syndicate series has also joined the faculty. Dahlynn and her husband Ken created and/or edited books for the Chicken Soup for the Soul and others before starting Publishing Syndicate an independent publisher and the Not Your Mother’s Book series. Check out her website and all the titles open for submissions here.
Peggy Mercer has generously agreed to teach both writing for young readers and poetry at the workshop. Peggy is an author and a songwriter. Her book Peach: When the Well Run Drywon Georgia Author of the Year in 2011 for Children’s Mid-Readers.She is a music publisher and owns Peggy Mercer Music Publishing. Peggy's other books include Ten Cows to Texas, There Come A Soldier and a book of poems and songs, Grew Up Loving Elvis. Read more about Peggy here.
Our own Debbie Brown will teach a series of classes on Social Media for Writers, coveting Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and others. Debbie a marketing expert and owner of D Brown Creative Group, LLC and an author, humorist and essayist. Her website is here.
Finally C.D. Mitchell, author of God's Naked Will (Sept 2013), will teach short fiction at Epworth. His stories and essays have appeared in dozens of nationally and internationally recognized literary journals as well as several anthologies, including Tartt's Fiction Anthology III: Incisive Fiction from Emerging Writers and Christmas is a Season, 2008:A Christmas Anthology. You can learn more at his website here.