Writers to gather in Gulf Shores for April Conference

Writers from Alabama and all over the Southeast are packing their sandals and sunglasses for a weekend on the beach where they will learn how to get published and can network with other writers at the Silken Sands Writers Conference.

Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Chapter of Romance Writers of America, the conference will be held at the White Sands Resort Holiday Inn in Gulf Shores on April 25-27. The registration fee is $125 before April 1, $150 after. “The conference has something for every fiction writer,” said chapter president Elizabeth Smith of Pass Christian, Miss. “Although we are a romance chapter, we believe good writing has common elements that cross all genres. We invite all writers to participate.”


Conference chair Fran McNabb of Ocean Springs, Miss., agreed. “This is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring writers to talk with New York editors and agents, learn from successful writers, and meet others who share their interests. One of our members sold her first book to an editor she met at our conference. Writers at every level will find something of value here.”

Award-winning, best-selling author of 22 historical and contemporary suspense novels, Katherine Sutcliffe of Houston is the keynote speaker at the Saturday evening banquet.

Gayle Wilson of Hueytown, Ala., …

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