The Third Annual Chattahoochee Valley Writers' Conference in Columbus is Sept. 24-26.
Early registration deadline is Sept. 1, with the fee at $50. After Sept. 1, it costs $65.
The keynote speaker is Jill McCorkle, a published author whose topic will be "The Life of a Story." She will give her keynote presentation at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 in the auditorium of the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road.
Poetry readings will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 24.
All workshops are Sept. 26.
There is also the option of dinner (dutch treat) with McCorkle at Meritage Restaurant on 13th Street after her keynote address Sept. 25. For reservations, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Callie McGinnis and Lynn Willoughby will lead a workshop on "Turning Your Family History Into A Book."
Nick Norwood will lead a workshop on poetry.
Clela Dyess Reed will lead a poetry workshop entitled "The Equinox of Poetry: A Fine Balance".
The Historical Fiction/Nonfiction workshop will be led by Richard Hyatt.
The Memoir Writing workshop will be led by Karen McElmurray.
The Writing and Selling a Thriller workshop will be led by Andy Harp.
David Johnson will lead a workshop, "Creating a Dramatic Voice."
"Writing a Manuscript for Today's Market" will be presented by Stephany Evans.
Additional pricing:Senior Citizens (65-plus years), active duty military, people under 19 and college students: $40.
A box lunch for the conference is available for $10, payable at the time of registration. Box lunches must be ordered no later than Sept. 22.
Go to Chattwriters.org for more information or to register. Or call 706-563-9807.
This conference is made possible, in part, by a grant from the City of Columbus, through the Columbus Cultural Arts Alliance and the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau.