Writefest is Writespace's new festival for emerging writers, led by writers and literary journal editors. The festival will take place February 22-28, 2016, and will focus on short forms (short stories, flash fiction, personal essays, poetry) and publishing in literary journals across genres. For more info and registration, visit the Writefest website.
Welcome to the final round of this weeks Writefest Blog Announcement Extravaganza!
On Wedneday, we shared the first five panel titles we've picked, and yesterday we uploaded full descriptions for all of our 4-day workshops. Today, we have our first five chosen presentations for you, along with their presenters, with many more to be revealed soon.
As presentation proposals were rolling in, we were excited to realize that while we are dedicated to making all content appropriate and useful for new and emerging writers, a lot of what we'll be addressing will be of interest to more seasoned writers as well—particularly since having such a wealth of literary journal editors in Houston is such a rarity.
Take a look!
All of these presentations will be accessible to all Writefest Pass and Super Pass holders, and will be scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 26/27, 2016. We can't wait to share our full schedule of panels, presentations, pitch sessions, and kaffeeklatsches with you very soon!
For more information and to register, visit our event website, writefesthouston.com.
Early Bird pricing ends on December 1st, 2015.
Layla Al-Bedawi is the Events Coordinator at Writespace, and Director of Writefest, our upcoming emerging writers festival. Layla's fiction frequently veers into magical realism, and is deeply influenced by her multicultural upbringing. Her work is featured or forthcoming in Fantastic Stories of the Imagnation, The Molotov Cocktail, Flash Fiction Magazine, Crab Fat, and elsewhere. She enjoys bookbinding, road trips, and cats.