Hampton Roads Writers Conference

September 23 - 25, 2021

Holiday Inn
Virginia Beach - Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center
5655 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Now in its 13th year, the Hampton Roads Writers Conference features 1 evening plus 2 full days of workshops, 2 best-selling keynoters, 2 first ten-lines critique sessions, 60 workshops during 10 breakout sessions, ten-minute agent pitches, cash prize contests for short fiction, short nonfiction, and poetry, complimentary 90-minute cocktail social, 2-hour open mic.

Tuition includes 2 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches, and a cocktail social (cash bar) with COMPLIMENTARY heavy hors d'oeuvres, entry into 1 or more of the contests, and the opportunity to pitch to literary agents.

FEEL FREE TO CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE AND PRESENTERS. HOWEVER, WE ARE NOT TAKING REGISTRATIONS UNTIL WE GET THE ALL-CLEAR FROM THE GOVERNOR THAT IT IS SAFE TO GATHER EN MASSE. 

 

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Conference Pricing

Early Bird Pricing

$230 HRW members
$265 nonmembers

Until June 4

Pre-Registration

$265 HRW members
$300 nonmembers

June 5 to Sept 10

Pre-Registration

$325 members & nonmembers

Sept 11 through the start of the conference

Student Rate

$175 Students

(with proof of current FULL-TIME enrollment)

One Day Rate

$175 for Friday only (Sept 24)
or
Saturday only (Sept 25)

Thursday evening (Sept 23) INCLUDED FREE

Thursday only

$50 Thursday evening (Sept 23) only

Golden Ticket Option

$350 — Includes everything offered above, plus

  • a dedicated parking space
  • dedicated front row seating
  • an invitation to the pre-conference dinner with conference presenters and HRW board members
  • one free drink at the social
  • an opportunity to pitch to all 4 agents

LIMITED TO 8 PEOPLE & NOT AVAILABLE AFTER AUG 31

Optional Add-ons:

FICTION BOOTCAMP

$90 Thursday 5-hour The A to Zs of Storytelling workshop (member, nonmember, and student; no early bird discount, no member discount). Box lunch for $15 or bring your own. Limited to 15 people. Invitation to pre-conference dinner with conference presenters and HRW board members available for an additional $25.

MASTER CLASS

$90 Thursday 5-hour Creative Process workshop (member, nonmember, and student; no early bird discount, no member discount). Box lunch for $15 or bring your own. Limited to 15 people. Invitation to pre-conference dinner with conference presenters and HRW board members available for an additional $25.

We are not taking registrations at this time!

We are still waiting for the all-clear from the governor that it is safe to gather in person. Stay tuned for more details!

A few need-based full and partial scholarships for tuition are available; scholarships do NOT cover pre-conference workshops or those associated meals. Contact us to inquire and be prepared to show the financial need.

*Fulltime enrollment means that you are a high school student, an undergraduate student taking a minimum of twelve credits per semester, or a graduate student taking a minimum of six credit hours per semester. Be prepared to provide a copy of your FALL 2021 class schedule (or a letter from your school that shows your intent to attend classes Fall 2021).

Contact us with questions or call Skip at (757) 639-6146

REFUND POLICY: Registration fully refundable until June 4, 2021; from June 5 to Aug 23 all refunds will result in a forfeiture of $75.00; from Aug 24 to Sept 13 all refunds will result in a forfeiture of $100.00; after September 13, no refunds will be issued; in the case of injury or illness, a credit for next year’s conference will be issued instead.

Registration to the conference gives HRW your implied permission to possibly include your name and/or picture in a future newsletter, on the HRW website, or on any of our social media sites.

NOTE: The statements, opinions, and conclusions of all presenters at the 11th Annual Hampton Roads Writers Conference are their own and not necessarily those of Hampton Roads Writers, Inc. (HRW). Materials or services promoted, sold, or distributed at the conference are not warranted by HRW, nor does their promotion, sale, or distribution necessarily imply any endorsement by HRW.    In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, HRW does not discriminate against persons with physical or mental disabilities and makes every effort to accommodate anyone who needs special assistance to partake of HRW sponsored activities.