The Carolinas Writers Conference will be held in April each year in Wadesboro, North Carolina on the Lockhart-Taylor Center. The first conference was held in 2009 and hosted by the Anson County Writers Club, South Piedmont Community College , the Carolinas Romance writers and Hampton B. Allen Public Library. The first conference featured two acclaimed authors: North Carolina writer Robert Inman and Floridian Robert Macomber and 19 local writers. In 2012, a storytelling event added called back porch stories. The main speakers at the fifth annual Carolinas Writers Conference will be Marjorie Hudson , Rob Dunn , Robert Macomber and Angela Knight . The narrators are: Michael R. Harrell, Martha R. Johnson and Tyris Jones.
The fifth annual Carolinas Writers Conference is scheduled for 20 April, 2013 on the campus South Piedmont Community College Lockhart-Taylor in Wadesboro, NC. The authors who will speak and conduct workshops is Rob Dunn, Marjorie Hudson, Robert Macomber and Angela Knight.
This conference includes doorstep Stories, held the night at the Ansonia Theatre. The Anson Bank & Trust is presenting sponsor at the Anson County Writers Club, SPCC, Union County Writers Club, Anson County Tourism Development Authority, and a number of local businesses in Anson County. The Anson County Arts Council is co-sponsor of the storytelling event, back porch stories at the Ansonia Theatre. Rob Dunn, a biologist at North Carolina State University, is the author of all the living beings and wildlife of our bodies. Robert Macomber’s 10th novel, Noble lies in its award-winning Honor series is released when writing in October 2012, the author is an internationally recognized lecturer and television commentator on maritime history. Marjorie Hudson is the author of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas, a pen / Hemingway honorable mention Distinguished First Fiction, and looking for Virginia Dare (2007), a North Carolina Arts Council Notable Book.
Angela Knight wrote 21 novels and twelve novels and the New York Times bestselling author of the Mageverse paranormal series. She and her husband, Lt. Michael Woodcock will discuss writing fight scenes and export hostage negotiations, based on his experience as a veteran police officer.