• Write Now! 2018

  • We are pleased to host a one-day writing conference, entitled Write Now!, each spring at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center on the campus of N.C. State University in Raleigh. The conference traditionally offers two tracks of programming that provide both novice and established writers access to editors, nationally published writers, and other industry professionals.

    This year's event will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Doors open at 8:00 a.m., the conference begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. with the opening keynote, and ends at 5:00 p.m. after the concluding keynote.

    Registration: $89; $75 for students with ID, seniors 65+ and retired/active duty military; $109 at the door.

  • Please click through to the Write Now! 2018 event and select "Register Now"

    In the form, you'll be able to purchase admission, enter your contact information, select session tracks and lunch options, and receive confirmation of your order.

    Sessions will fill on a first-come first-served basis.

    Secure payment may be made by credit card
    , or you can mail a check to the address provided. (Please note that your registration will not be activated until payment clears.)

    If you have any conference-related questions, please call 919-873-9833.


    Please click this link (insert hyperlink) to view the online brochure which includes detailed session descriptions, tracks and times, and presenter bios.

  • Megan Mayhew Bergman

    Opening Keynote: Harnessing Inspiration for Publishing Success
    Craft Session: I've Got Something to Say: Writing and Selling Personal Essays

  • Don Vaughan

    Building a Better Article

  • John Kessel

    Who Are These People Anyway?
    Character Development in Short Fiction

  • John Claude Bemis

    Children's Writing 101

  • Lisa Hagan

    Slush Pile Confidential:
    An Insider's Advice on Landing an Agent

  • Mandy Howard

    A Beginner's Guide to Writing Success

  • Karin Wiberg

    From Children's Lit to Business Legit:
    Making Your Message Stick

  • Tivi Jones

    Seven Keys to Creating a Profitable Online Brand

  • Jeff Davidson

    Introduction to Copyright

  • Mike Sager

    Concluding Keynote: Creativity and Reinvention
    Craft Session: 51 Ways to Improve Your Writing