Speak at One of Our Meetings

The information below is for any author, editor, or professional interested in presenting a program with High Country Writers. We are particularly interested in topics about craft, how-to, the business of writing, marketing or an area of special interest or expertise. Programs are between sixty and ninety minutes. Afterward, we offer you a chance to sell your books and then take you to lunch.
 


Suggested list of topics:

 

Craft: 
Character Development
Children/YA Writing
Dialogue
First Chapter
Non-fiction writing
Plot/Pacing
Revision
Series Development
Setting
Show, Don't Tell
Voice

 

Mechanics:
Business of Writing
Format
Punctuation/Grammar

 

Submissions: 
Editor/Agent
Writing Habits

Promotion:
Interview TV/Radio/Print
    Marketing
    Book signings 


Engage the Audience

We will consider other program topics. Please engage participants in an interactive, participatory session; avoid a lecture style presentation.

High Country Writer Program Presentations take place the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Watauga Library, Boone, NC


Past Speakers

 

Hugh Howey
Sharyn McCrumb
Orson Scott Card
Albert Bell
Sandra Balzo
Jeremiah Healy
Joseph Bathanti
 

 

Ron Rash
Jack Pyle & Taylor Reese
Robert Morgan
Silas House
Monty Joynes
Joan Medlicott
Christy Tillery French


We are available for Speaking and Book Signing Engagements. We are located in the western mountains of North Carolina and will travel reasonable distances. Please contact us for topic and travel information and fees.