Great News for Writers! Maybe….

This reporter has it from a fairly reliable source (he was mostly sober at the time) that the Harriette Austin Writer's Conference (HAWC) may show a faint pulse and is not quite dead. As you know, Dr. Charles Connor cancelled this year's conference, but not from choice.

For 12 years Connor hosted the HAWC at the UGA Center for Continuing Education, and for 12 years the Center gave him nothing but trouble. It was almost as if they didn't want the conference there at all. Their lack of cooperation and increases in cost grew over the years, until expenses exceeded the income, and Connor had no choice but to kill the conference.

However, my undisclosed source says that the HAWC may be revived, possibly as soon as next year, at a new and more accomodating venue. Keep your fingers (and your word processor) crossed. This conference, which had grown to be the largest of its kind in the southeast, was too valuable to writers, agents, publishers, and teachers to fade away as it did.

Who knows? The HAWC may fly again!

johnny b. 

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