Crossroads Writers

Crossroads Writers The fifth annual Crossroads Writers Conference kicks off October 4-6, 2013. To register, click here: http://crossroadswriters.splashthat.com/
Crossroads started in October 2008, continued in February 2010 and got its feet firmly planted in October 2011. In 2012, the conference was held at the Macon Convention Centre. Join us for 2013 - our fifth year - as the conference returns to Macon's Mercer University.
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The Crossroads Writers Conference was going strong for five years until co-founders Heather Braun and Chris Horne moved from Macon, Georgia to Akron, Ohio. Every fall since putting the conference on hiatus, they've missed all their Crossroads friends. Well, now they're channeling that lonesome feeling into reviving the conference for 2018 with a bunch of familiar faces and some new guest writers as well. Save the date -- Nov. 8-11, 2018 -- and stay tuned for details!

Mission: We want you to be more creative after Crossroads than you were before. To us, "more creative" means creating more and creating better. That's what we're about. That's why we put the emphasis on the writing itself. We don't traffic in dreams of publishing stardom. Crossroads is about connecting with other writers, learning a few new things, and getting motivated to finish your project.

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Hello friends, writers, storytellers,

It pains me to do this, but we're postponing the 2018 Crossroads Writers Conference and here's why. A month or so ago, I was one of 17 journalists from around the world offered a 10-month residential fellowship at Stanford University. The kind of rare opportunity that's hard to decline.

When I applied, I considered my chances were somewhere in the slim-to-nil range so I didn't think it'd have any kind of impact on Crossroads. However, with a couple months before the fellowship begins, the time I'd expected to spend on Crossroads helping Heather and our crew in Akron has to go towards planning this move and preparing my magazine to run in my absence.

Though we'd made some substantial progress -- nailing down our location, tabbing some incredible writers, lining up community partners, receiving very generous grant support, which we can save for next year, etc., etc. -- there's still a lot left to do. It wouldn't be fair to bring you or our writing faculty out if we didn't feel certain we'd be able to produce the kind of experience you deserve. Ultimately, that's why we decided to hold off until we're able to commit fully to it again.

I hope you understand how much we miss seeing all y'all, and that made this decision even harder to make.

Be good to yourselves. Read. Write. Finish. Revise. Repeat.

Yours,
Chris Horne

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The 2013 Crossroads Writers Conference takes place October 4-6, 2013, at Mercer University campus in Macon, Georgia. Over three days we'll feature dozens of writers--many of them traveling to Macon from out of state--to offer insight, guidance and support to writers. Friday afternoon is the official kick off, featuring a keynote by Delilah S. Dawson, followed by half-day of workshops and talks. The full schedule is here: http://www.crossroadswriters.org/home/2013/09/09/the-crossroads-2013-schedule/ And - new this year - Friday night, 6 pm - to 8 pm, is Author’s Avenue with readings, signings, music & more in downtown Macon. Go here for the full scoop on Author’s Avenue – and learn how to sign up for a table: http://www.crossroadswriters.org/home/2013/09/12/authorsavenue/?fb_source=pubv1 After Author’s Avenue, there’s a social hour for authors & Storyteller Deluxe Ticket Holders. To register for the Storyteller Deluxe package, go here: http://crossroadswriters.splashthat.com/ Saturday is a full-day focused on writers of fiction, memoir, screenplays, poetry, comic books and creative non-fiction. (See schedule link above for full details.) Yes, more fun social activities are planned for Saturday evening, too! And Sunday, we’ll feature roundtables with our guests – a final chance for questions and advice.

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