Roanoke Regional Writers Conference Friday, January 27, and Saturday, January 28, 2017 Dana Science Building It’s an exciting time to be a writer, especially as we celebrate a milestone for our community: the 10th Annual Roanoke Regional Writers Conference! This event takes place on January 27 – 28. The snow date is February 3 – 4. The cost of the conference is $65, including lunch on Saturday in the Hollins dining room. We’re honored to have John Koehler, founder and publisher of Koehler Books Publishing, as our Friday night keynote and teacher this year, dishing out advice on the market and how to help writers best understand their publishing options. This year’s conference will begin Friday night with introductions, keynote address, and a forum panel on blogging. (Those attending are encouraged to bring questions!) We’ll kick off Saturday with registration opening at 8:30 a.m., with classes starting at 9 a.m. Make sure to bring pen and paper, as well as any writing samples you might want to share in particular classes. Class topics vary from fiction, biography, memoir, copyrighting, editing, publishing (traditional and self-publishing), and poetry. In addition, we’re proud to promote our writing community. We highly encourage our writers to connect with others, something we like to call “Tribe Vibe.” Writing is a yearlong process and we want everyone to share, learn and grow with one another. Please join our Facebook group to promote discussion, critiques, and more. We look forward to growing our tribe and strengthening our friendships with such talented, hardworking writers!