BWRC Final Call for 2012 Workshops, Lectures & Breakfast Roundtable Proposals


Black Writers Reunion & Conference invites you to contribute your ideas, experience, and expertise at our 7th national conference on creative, professional, and freelance writing and publishing to be held at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

BWRC is accepting proposals for sessions on the craft and business of writing to be presented on Thursday and Friday, August 30 and 31, 3012. We are especially interested in interactive workshops which will allow participants to engage in hands-on writing activities wherever possible and to receive feedback on their work, whether during or immediately following the conference. Tracks for the 2012 conference include:

  • Writer’s Life
  • The Writing Craft
  • Next-Level Writing
  • Publishing & Promoting

The deadline for proposal submission is Tuesday, February 21, 2012. (Update 2.8.12 – 2012 program is now full; proposals will be considered for alternate workshops only)

Confirmed workshops:

  • Writing Faction – weaving real-life stories into your novels (ethically)
  • Your Writing as an Investment in Others’ Growth
  • The Written World – an in-depth look at professional writing careers, industries & disciplines
  • Staging the Page – transitioning from script to stage, creating/staging a trailer for your book
  • Judging Your Book By Its Cover – the art of book cover design
  • How to Get Corporate Sponsorship Money to Promote Your Books
  • The Life of a Writer – balancing life & writing
  • How to Increase Book Sales Via Web Avenues
  • eBook Formatting for Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords
  • Social Media Book Marketing Strategies
  • The Gritty Writer’s Guide to Website Strategy
  • Plotting Boot Camp
  • Journaling as a Writing Tool

See Workshops for updated listing.

BWRC is also accepting proposals for Breakfast Roundtables, a new addition to the conference which offers participants an opportunity to share knowledge on a topic of your choice with fellow attendees during breakfast.

For more information, see 2012 Call for Proposals (.docx) or (.pdf).

January 5, 2012 | News
  1. I just found your website and organization. I am interested in joining and participating. I live in Richmond, CA. Lets have the 2012 Conference in the Bay Area California. I will help organize it here. Be Well.

    • Of course.

      “While BWRC does not discriminate against participants of any race, BWRC is the only touring conference with the added cultural bonus of being presented both by and for Black writers.”

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