The advisory committee for the Nora Roberts Writing Institute at Hagerstown Community College recently held a planning meeting at Dan’s Restaurant and Tap House in Boonsboro.
Best-selling author Nora Roberts welcomed the group at the beginning of the meeting.
The writing conference will be held Aug. 2 and 3 at HCC and will feature keynote speakers Sylvia Day, New York Times best-selling author, and critically acclaimed author Erica Bauermeister.
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Roberts has lent her name to HCC’s writing institute to help provide participants with a solid foundation upon which to build a writing career.
From the fundamentals of setting up the story and plot to good research basics, the two-day retreat is designed for beginning and aspiring writers with interest in a wide range of genres.
Also included in the event is a young writers Institute, with breakout sessions designed for students entering grades 10 through 12.