Frank W. BrownConference Wrap-up

The 2017 White County Creative Writers Conference is in the books! On Saturday, September 2, more than 50 writers from all over Arkansas came together at Harding University for an outstanding day of training, sharing, and networking.

Conference seminars included a session about the importance of writing your memories and favorite stories, by Dr. Frank W. Brown; essentials of picture book development and writing poetry for children by Peggy Archer; and strategies on how to avoid rejection and redlines by Shannon Taylor Vannatter.

These talented professional writers and our enthusiastic conference attendees made the 22nd Writers Conference one of our best ever!

Writing Contests

Contest Winner Gary BreezeelA popular feature of each year’s conference is the writing competition and the awards presentation. This year more than 235 entries from Florida to Alaska competed for monetary prizes in 20 contests. (Click here for a list of contests and winners.)

Special thanks to all who attended the conference and to all who entered our contests.

By the way, It’s not too early to begin making plans to attend next year’s conference:¬†September 1, 2018.

Here’s to another year of great writing!

Christine Henderson
Christine Henderson taking registrations.
Peggy Archer
Children’s author Peggy Archer was a featured seminar leader.
Carol Dabney
Illustrator Carol Dabney discusses book art with a conference attendee.
Del Garrett
Author Del Garrett sponsored the “Gimme the Creeps” contest.
Frank W. Brown
Dr. Brown and Debbie Wantulok discuss his seminar presentation.
Door Prizes
Our once-full door prize table … almost depleted!
Door Prizes
Conference attendee Tracy Adams chooses from the selection of door prizes.
White County Creative Writers
Lunch was served in the Harding University Dining Room
White Country Writers Group
Conference attendees Mary Lou Moran and Jerry Davis.
Mary Cunningham
Conference attendee Mary Cunningham
Contest Winners
Dot Hatfield presents a contest prize to Jim Gabelhausen.
Pat Laster
Author Pat Laster sponsored the “Lovepat Press Award” — a contest in hiaku.
Rhonda Roberts
WCCW President Rhonda Roberts making announcements.
Shannon Taylor Vannatter
Romance author Shannon Taylor Vannatter presented an afternoon seminar.
Author Linda Fulkerson discusses her books with conference attendees.
Brenda Iannacone
Brenda Iannacone at the author’s table.
Patsy Pipkin
Patsy Pipkin sells a book at the author’s table.
Peggy Archer
Peggy Archer leads an afternoon session on writing poetry for children.