Considerations for Preparing your Proposal
The goal of the Writers Conference of Northern Appalachia is to advance all genres of the writing of northern Appalachia. To serve the many writers of our region, we are committed to focusing on craft.
Please see our mission statement at WCoNA.com to understand our goals. Also, see the map that explains the geographic bounds of what we consider northern Appalachia.
Presentations can be offered by individuals with expertise in, but not limited to, research techniques; any of the elements of literature; sustaining a writing life; publishing options; the business of authorship; selling books; a particular trait of our region’s literature.
Panels allow a variety of perspectives on a particular topic. They should consist of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 persons, including the panel’s moderating member. Panel proposals should identify the moderator, and all panelists must be listed on the proposal.
Roundtables are hosted by two to four leaders with the expertise to lead open, interactive discussions on a specific subject. Workshops should be interactive and allow participants to engage with a specific topic or skill.
If your program will require additional media (screenshots, document views, videos, etc.), please indicate this on the proposal submission form. Due to technical limitations, multimedia options may be limited. For that reason, please carefully explain how you intend to use multimedia for your session and why it’s imperative. Additionally, email questions to Generalinquiries@WCoNA.com.