Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The Cape Cod Writers Center Announces State-of-the Art Classes at the Summer Conference August 4-7, 2016
(OSTERVILLE, MA; June 8, 2016)-- The Cape Cod Writers Center Conference, one of the oldest broad-based writers’ conferences in the nation, presents a series of state-of-the-art courses and workshops at its 54th summer Conference on August 4-7 at the Resort and Conference Center of Hyannis (MA).
“This year’s conference offers courses reflecting the latest trends in publishing and the skills needed to acquire them for writers of all ages, genders and cultures,” said Nancy Rubin Stuart, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Writers Center. “Thanks to the explosion of ebooks and self-publishing, readers have more books to choose from today than ever before and that, in turn, means writers have to become increasingly skilled as storytellers and promoters on social media.”
Our lunchtime keynote speaker is Peter Abrahams, the Edgar-award wining author of thirty-five novels whom Stephen King called his “favorite American suspense novelist.” Beyond Abrahams’ boundary-pushing crime novels such as Oblivion and End of Story, and his children’s books like Down the Rabbit Hole, Abrahams is known from his New York Times bestselling Chet and Bernie series written under his pen name Spencer Quinn.
Other prominent faculty for this year’s conference include Yale writing professor Adam Sexton, author of Writing Fiction for the Masters; acclaimed children’s book writer Lauren Mills, humor writer and NPR radio host; Colin McEnroe; Leslie Fishlock, founder and CEO of Geek Girl; award-winning mystery writer Ron MacLean; and sportswriter Leigh Montville, a former columnist for the Boston Globe.
Classes at the 2016 conference include a wide range of topics. Among them are Writing for Social Change, The Graphic Novel, Social Media Promotion, Writing Magical Characters, and Agent Quick Query Conferences. Conference participants will also have an opportunity to practice pitching their books, participate in mentoring sessions with agents and author-teachers, participate in lunchtime roundtable discussions, and enjoy evening readings of their work.
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