Presenters announced for TAF Write Now! Conference
May 3, 2014
The list of speakers for the next TAF writers' conference has been finalized. Presenters include:
Write Now! 2013 was one of TAF’s best conferences yet, and we’re going even bigger in 2014 with a terrific keynote presenter, a brand new venue and – for the first time – some educational sessions devoted specifically to fiction writing.
So mark your calendar! The big day is Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Wake Technical Community College Northern Campus in Raleigh, NC. That’s the same campus as previous conferences – but a brand new building! Starting in 2014, Write Now! will be held in Building E, which boasts a state-of-the-art amphitheater that seats more than 250 in a comfortable stadium-seating design; a secondary meeting room that seats 60; and an atrium with tables and seating for 100, which will allow you to sit with old friends and make new ones during registration and lunch.
We’re excited to announce that our 2014 keynote presenter will be Joe Raiola, the senior editor of MAD Magazine. In addition to his editorial and writing duties at the world’s foremost satiric publication, Joe has worked as a stand-up comedian, comedy writer, producer, director and public speaker. He has traveled the country with his popular one-man shows, The Joy of Censorship and Almost Obscene, and is a driving force at New York’s Theater Within, where he directs the annual John Lennon Tribute. In addition to his keynote address, Joe will be teaching a second session (details to come) and will participate in Write Now’s always fun Ask The Freelancers! roundtable.
As noted, 2014 will also be our first foray into fiction, with sessions to improve your writing whether you’re working on your first novel or already have a dozen books under your belt. Of course, as always, we will offer a full track of classes on nonfiction writing as well. Watch this page in coming weeks for updated information on session topics and presenters.
Write Now! is growing, but we will continue to provide the same great amenities that make it one of the best conference deals in the country, including a continental breakfast during registration, beverages, catered box lunch and a CD containing handouts for all sessions. Registration for Write Now! 2014 will open at the first of the year.
Got a question? Contact Don Vaughan, conference coordinator, at email@example.com.
Mark your calendar!