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Roanoke Regional Writers Conference

Roanoke Regional Writers Conference Features Diane Fanning

  Everything an author, new or published, needs to learn will be presented at the annual Roanoke Regional Writers Conference January 23-24, 2015 held at Hollins University’s Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center. Twenty four classes will be offered and taught by as many well-known regional writers, including Diane Fanning. Topics will range from writing a memorable obituary, a three-class set on true crime, the query letter, journalistic ethics, writers groups, storytelling, building a resume, interview techniques, writing a journal, the writer’s voice, critical thinking, writing about sex, marketing, opinion writing, ghost writing and breaking writers block. Notable writers include Keith Ferrell, Roland Lazenby, Diane Fanning, Ed Falco, Rod Belcher, Andrea Burnais and Neil Sagebiel. Two keynote addresses will be presented, Roland Lazenby and Keith Ferrell will talk about “The Future of the Book” and the second by respected journalist Anne Adams. True crime will have a featured presence at the conference with classes offered by writers of the genre, Diane Fanning,“Interview Techniques for Fact or Fiction,” Ed Falco,“True Crime Fiction: Isn’t That an Oxymoron?” and Alice de Sturler,“True Crime Reporting: Blog to Business.” …