The first Writer Unboxed UnConference, held in November of 2014 in Salem, Massachusetts, was a huge success. So let’s do it again.
What is WU’s UnConference about?
Part symposium. Part networking affair. Part workshop. Part retreat…
The Writer Unboxed UnConference is unique.
It’s about learning through guided conversations, not classes.
It’s about gathering knowledge through the voices of the many rather than a chosen few.
It’s about creating real connections that can help you evolve.
Our event will not focus on the business of writing; there will be no sessions on finding agents or writing query letters or building platform. Instead, our focus will be on the things WU’ers crave most:
- Drilled-down, interactive conversations on craft topics led by trusted WU contributors, including craft gurus Donald Maass and Lisa Cron, and bestselling authors Brunonia Barry and Juliet Marillier
- Mind-stretching sessions to help you understand yourself better as a writer
- Time to interact with peers and group leaders in and outside of sessions, because everyone knows that the best part of a conference happens when the conversation begins
- Time to write, including a ‘night-write’ session at The House of the Seven Gables
In other words, we’re going to lean on our strengths, the qualities that have made Writer Unboxed a strong site and community. We’re going to empower you, but this time we’re going to empower you in person.
Want to see what the first UnCon was about?
And be sure you read some of the UnCon’s reviews by WU’s contributors and attendees:
You can also get a feel for the event by checking out our Twitter hashtag, #wuuncon. Be sure to scroll through the photos there, for Melanie Conklin’s fantastic conference art. (Follow Melanie, while you’re at it! Her debut novel, Counting Thyme, will be released in 2016.)
— melanie conklin (@MLConklin) November 7, 2014
If you’d like more info, please do check out our page at Eventbrite, where you can learn even more and register!
We hope to see you in Salem. Until then, write on.