Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus, English Department, is presenting the Marine Creek Creative Writing Conference, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at WSTU 1303/1305, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76179-8223.
Never attended a writing conference? Soon, you’ll have a great opportunity to go to a free one. Circle Saturday, November 21, on your calendar, but do be sure to register with Liz! Send her an e-mail < firstname.lastname@example.org>. She’ll send you an electronic confirmation. If she doesn’t, call her at 817.515.7224. Ask her if there are one-on-one feedback sessions when your work can be critiqued. If so, take along a few of your poems, short stories, or first novel chapters to share with the experts who will give you some feedback.
Keynote speaker is Nathan Brown, an author, singer-songwriter, photographer, and award-winning poet who recently served as the Poet Laureate of Oklahoma for 2013/2014. We Texans won’t hold that against him because he now lives in Wimberly, Texas. According to his web site, “Nathan taught at the University of Oklahoma for many years, but now travels widely, offering readings, house concerts, creativity workshops, and musical performances in an effort to bring back the hint of a smile and the hope for a good story in poems. . . poems unafraid of making sense. . . poems that carry us to better places.”
Park in the campus’s back parking lot. Turn right as you enter the campus. Students, be sure your TCC parking permit is visible. Not a student? Not to worry. Park in any visitor space. Phone 817.515.8223 for assistance, if you get lost.
Arrive a few minutes early, if you can, before 8:00 AM. Coffee, juice, and pastries are there for you to enjoy gratis. When you get there early, you’ll get a good seat, too. Not sure, but I think you’ll select some workshop sessions. Getting there later may mean that the ones you want to attend will be full.
Be sure to stick around for the entire conference. Lunch is provided. Yes, Virginia, there really is a free lunch, but be warned—there is space only for 300 people. You need to register ASAP, or you might miss out on this fun, educational event.
Annie Ambles to TCC’s Marine Creek Creative Writing Conference