A Conference Forum for Writers Devoted to the Art and Craft of Narrative Nonfiction
The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference is a forum for journalists, writers, readers, students, educators and the general public to listen to, be inspired by and practice their craft at the highest possible level.
Every year, the Mayborn Conference gathers some of the most talented storytellers in the country to share their stories, life-changing experiences and expertise with aspiring writers through three days of lectures, panels, one-on-one sessions, and student classes.
In addition, the conference includes a variety of writing contests for anyone from high school students to Pulitzer prize winning professionals, who receive hand-made trophies, more than $26,000 in cash awards and have their work published in Mayborn's journal, Ten Spurs, or anthology, Best American Newspaper Narratives.
Theme: The Power of Words
Through "The Power of Words," the 2017 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference will present the impact of writing in its simplest form and show how the words we use can have a lasting and transformative effect on the world around us in politics, culture, science, economics, sports, the arts and more.
Even in a world where pictures, videos and sounds are creating buzz through social media platforms, it is the power of words, the ability to craft a narrative and tell a story that provides the context, the depth and understanding that helps inform and engage us.
Speakers will demonstrate how communications and writing can dramatically shape our perceptions – and knowledge of the past, the present and our future.
The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference is where aspiring and established storytellers, reporters, photographers and narrative non-fiction writers from all walks of life learn, engage and network with the nation's best authors journalists, editors and agents through workshops, seminars and keynotes.