Alabama Writers Conclave

2019 Conference

The annual AWC conference.

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AWC 2019 Conference in Orange Beach

November 1-3 in Orange Beach, Alabama

The 2019 Conference will take place from November 1st to November 3rd in Orange Beach, Alabama.


Lodging: Where To Stay

For those planning to stay overnight, you can:

  • Book a special hotel rate for AWC at Fairfield Inn & Suites Orange Beach for $99 - $119 per night.
    The last day to book at this rate is Thursday, October 3, 2019.

  • Plan an AirBNB rental with fellow members or friends.

  • Book a stay at a local hotel or resort of your choice.

CONFERENCE ATTENDEES CAN REGISTE FOR A PITCH SESSION

Please choose a 10 minute slot to pitch to agents Steven C. McCullough and Karson Whatley of Quickfire Talent Agency. Time slots cannot be rescheduled after Oct. 27. Remember that each individual is responsible for his or her prompt arrival at the time selected below. Punctuality is essential, as other appointments depend upon prompt arrival and departure.

Sunday's location will be the Orange Beach Recreation Center - 4849 Wilson Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561. Visit the Music Rooms located between MPR1 and the Academics Room.

Anchor Bar & Grill

Anchor Bar & Grill

Schedule for Friday, November 1st

5:-00 pm - 8:00 pm OPEN MIC AND SOCIAL
The Anchor Bar and Grill
4575 S Wilson Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
free venue, food & drink on your own

Orange Beach Recreation Center

Orange Beach Recreation Center


Schedule for Saturday, November 2nd

Workshops will take place from 8 am to 5 pm at Orange Beach Recreation Center.

8:00 am - 8:55 am

HOW TO WRITE PLAYS with C. Stefan Morrisette (MPR1)

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN AUTHOR with Johnnie Bernhard (MPR2)

9:00 am - 9: 55 am

THE PROCESS with Adam Prince (MPR1)

MUSIC AND LYRICS with Devon Morrisette (Academic’s Room)

10:00 am - 10:55 am

50 WAYS TO TWEAK YOUR MANUSCRIPT with Jim Reed (MPR1)

Becky McLaughlin (Academics Room)

11:00 am - 11:55 am

MISBEHAVING: WORK THAT DOESN’T CONFORM with Sue Brannan Walker (MPR1)

WHY AGENTS? with Steven McCullough (Academics Room)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch on your own

2:00 pm - 2:55 pm

BOOK REVIEWING with Don Noble (Academics Room)

WHAT CHICKEN?: STUDYING PROCESS IN FLANNERY O’CONNOR’S FIRST DRAFTS with Nathan Poole (MPR1)

3:00 pm - 3:55 pm

State Poet Laureate Jennifer Horne (MPR1)

LITERARY COMMUNITY with Steven McCullough (Academics Room)

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

PANEL ON EDITING: Liz Reed, Johnnie Bernhard, Sue Walker

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NETWORK & NETWINE SOCIAL at Cosmo’s Courtyard (located next to Magnolia Hall)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

AWARDS BANQUET with Keynote by Nathan Poole at Magnolia Hall at Cosmo’s Courtyard


Schedule for Sunday, November 3rd

8:00 am - 8:55 am

ANNUAL MEETING (Orange Beach Recreation Center, MPR2)

9:00 am- 9:55 am

Jennifer Horne and Becky McLaughlin (TBA)

10:00 am - 10:55 am.

SCULPTING ANOTHER SELF: USING PERSONA IN POETRY with Charlotte Pence (MPR1)

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING & CONTENT EDITING with Johnnie Bernhard (MPR2)

11:00 am - 11:55 am

PUBLISHING NEWS with Sue Brannan Walker

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

BRUNCH THEATRE: “Mankie: A Parody of L. Frank Baum's American Fairy Tales”
Orange Beach Community Center ($20 per person incl. brunch & ticket price)


AWC 2019 Registration

Please fill out the form below in a way that matches the tickets you’ve purchased for the event.

Pre-registration is encouraged and appreciated. If you have a personal, health, and/or travel emergency which prevents you from attending, we ask that you contact us in writing seven days prior to the on-site registration of the AWC conference. The best way to reach us is by email. We will not be able to grant refunds unless requested in writing on or before seven days prior to on-site registration. Thank you so much for helping us to honor our hardworking volunteers and staff. 

As an all-volunteer board, we prefer that you register and pay online. However, if you prefer to pay by check, please address your check to AWC and mail our Treasurer Hank Henley, 7296 Bayberry Road, Helena AL 35022.

After filling out the form, proceed to online ticket purchase and payment. When you have finished selecting your tickets, click on the shopping cart icon at the top right of the screen for your shopping cart and check-out.

Also don’t forget to register for a pitch session (see the top of the page for details).

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If you plan on purchasing tickets for the entire conference, please select Full Registration. If you are trying to purchase tickets for individual events, please select partial registration.
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PURCHASING CONFERENCE TICKETS

ONLINE PAYMENT

After completing the registration form and selecting from tickets below, click on the shopping cart at the top right of the page to proceed with payment. PayPal will process your payment and then return you to this page. In order to make sure you’ve registered, please check your email for a receipt from PayPal (that is the best way to know for sure that everything went through).

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