Keeping with tradition, the AJC Decatur Book Festival will hold its annual Writers Conference on Friday, August 31st at Agnes Scott College. A handful of stellar authors have been invited to kick off the festival, teach workshops and share their special knowledge and skills with the public. The conference begins with a Writers Conference keynote address at 3 pm, spilling into workshops from 4 pm until 6 pm. Take a look at our workshop descriptions here and email email@example.com to sign up! All workshops are free and open to the public, with limited space.
The AJC DBF Writers Conference keynote will be given by Conor McCreery, the co-founder of Kill Shakespeare Entertainment. Prior to his fascination with Bardicide, he worked as an equities researcher for the pioneer of the “bought deal,” served in a development and tax-credit analysis capacity in the Canadian film and television industry, and has worked as a print and television journalist on three continents covering everything from the NBA to stock-market apocalypses, with a little dash of celebrity gossip for (questionable) taste. His work has been featured in The Globe and Mail, The Grid, WIRED.com and Globeinvestor.com. McCreery has just contributed an essay on Shakespeare and Comics to a compendium edited by Susannah Carson and being published by Yale University Press. Kill Shakespeare is his first comic.
In conjunction with these workshops at ASC, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will be sponsoring their own set workshops from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Friday the 31st at Ivy Hall. SCAD’s presentations will emphasize media and marketing aspects of a writer’s life, and presenters will include Hollis Gillespe and Joshilyn Jackson. As with the workshops at Agnes Scott College, these are free and open to the public, and are scheduled with the intent that interested folks can participate in both. For the SCAD Writers Conference schedule, click here. Please contact Georgia Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-253-3206, to sign up. Space is limited to 65 people.