Conversations and Connections is a one-day writer's conference at George Mason University in Arlington, VA that brings together writers, editors, and publishers in a friendly, supportive environment.
WHAT IS CONVERSATIONS AND CONNECTIONS?
Conversations and Connections is a one-day writer's conference at the George Mason University campus in Arlington, Virginia that brings together writers, editors, and publishers in a friendly, supportive environment. The conference is organized by Barrelhouse magazine, and has been held for the past 12 years in Washington DC, and the past 5 in Pittsburgh. All proceeds go to participating small presses and literary magazines, and to Barrelhouse.
WHAT DO YOU GET FOR YOUR REGISTRATION FEE?
A whole lot of stuff! For your $75 registration fee, you get the full day conference, including the keynote by featured authors keynote discussion, and 3 craft workshop/panel sessions, plus 1 ticket for Speed Dating with Editors, your choice of 1 of the 4 featured books, 1 subscription to a participating literary magazine, and (for those of you 21 or over) our world famous Boxed Wine Happy Hour. Boxed Wine Happy Hour!
THE MONEY GO?
Conversations and Connections is organized by Barrelhouse, a nonprofit literary organization. Exactly one half of every $75 registration goes directly to the participating literary magazines and small presses. After expenses, the rest goes to Barrelhouse to support printing costs, paying writers, and other community projects like the Barrelhouse Amplifier, a $1,500 cash award for emerging literary organizations.