Friday, August 22, 2014

2015 Workshop Update!

The SWA Board of Directors met July 13 to begin planning the 2015 SWA Writers Workshop, our 40th.  Yes, 40 years!  When SWA started, leisure suits and disco music were just breaking on the scene. We've seen the Space Shuttle come and go, our first African American president, personal computers, cell phones and the rise of the digital book. Don't you wonder what the next 40 years has in store?

The Workshop dates are June 19-23, 2015, with the fiction mini-workshop running June 20-21 and the nonfiction mini-workshop on June 22-23.  We are currently contacting potential faculty members, but we hope to have an agent as always, an editor (or maybe two!), a novelist, a journalist, a poet, a YA author, a columnist, a short story-ist, and a memoir author. I hope we can squeeze them all in!

We are also planning a true celebration of our 40 years.  What's in store?  Well, that might not make the Workshop Updates. Don't you like surprises? I will say we hope to make the Workshop fun and festive, as well as informative and beneficial to your writing career. 

As the plans fall together, we'll keep you updated here, on Facebook and our website.  We want you to be as excited as we are for the 2015 Workshop. Stay tuned!!

~~ Amy Munnell

Amy is the current president of SWA.  She has been a freelance writer and editor for nearly 30 years with her work appearing in various publications including the Chocolate for a Woman's Soul series, Saying Goodbye, From the Heart, Athens Magazine, Points North, ByLine and Georgia Magazine. Find Amy on Twitter here

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