Having submitted to the Gettysburg Review, I am now on their mailing list. That would explain the brochure that came in the mail today. Rather have gotten an acceptance letter on my most recent submission, but that's how things run sometimes. Being of a charitable nature, I am posting the information in case someone has the financial means, time and desire to go.
As much as I would love to see Gettysburg, I can't make a week long conference at the beginning of June. That's orientation time at the universities and we've made other plans already.
Workshops will focus on revising, which is a skill any writer must master. Attendees will have a chance to talk to real writers and editors about writing and publishing. Who couldn't use some advice from someone who's been there and done that? Joan Connor is a professor of writing at Ohio University, the author of several short stories and a Pushcart Prize winner. Clint McCown is a novelist and short story writer who lectures at Virginia Commonwealth. And that's a wealth of information between the two of them, to be shared with a hungry group of fledgelings. Friday evening looks to be a fun time, with readings given by the students at the conference. It will be a productive weekend for those involved.
Besides the lack of time, I'm also suffering from a lack of cash. The conference itself runs $585, with room and board adding an additional $335.
Like the rest of the poor starving artists, I'll have to continue my home schooling, which is not as efficient, but quite affordable.