Frequently Asked Questions


When will registration open?
Registration for the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference will open June 1.
What will registration include? 
Registration includes access to all conference sessions, keynote presentations, panel discussions, and networking events. Additionally, registrants will receive conference materials including a nametag and swag. Meals and refreshments during designated conference times are also included in the registration fee. 
When is the Conference?
October 25-26, 2024
Can I register at the venue? 
No, on-site registration is not available for the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. Online registration closes on October 13, 2024.
Is there a dress code? 
The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference does not have a strict dress code, however we recommend business casual attire for most conference events. As weather conditions may vary, it is advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater. For the keynote speaker and dinner, you may choose to dress slightly more formal. 
What is the weather like in North Texas in October? 
October generally brings warm and pleasant weather. It is advisable to check the local weather forecast closer to your travel date for the most accurate and up-to-date information. 
Is there single-day registration for the event?
No, the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference only offers one registration type for the entire weekend. Registration includes both the Friday night film screening and Saturday events. 
Are meals included? 
Lunch and dinner will be provided on Saturday. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the Friday film screening at Alamo Drafthouse. Light refreshments will be available throughout the conference.
Do I really need to wear my nametag? 
Yes! Nametags serve several purposes during the event. They help facilitate networking and connections among attendees, help conference staff and organizers ensure only registered participants have access to conference sessions, and promotes a sense of community and engagement. 

Travel & Venue

Where is the Conference taking place? 
The Friday night film screening is taking place at Alamo Drafthouse, located at 1005 Botham Jean Blvd, Dallas. Saturday events will be held at Four Corners Brewery. Located at 1311 S Ervay St, Dallas, Four Corners Brewery provides a spacious indoor/outdoor space to accommodate sessions, panel discussions and the keynote presentation. Detailed information can be found on the Four Corners Brewery website,
I’m from out of state, which airport should I fly into? 
If you’re traveling from out of state to attend the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, there are two primary airports to consider: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL). Both serve the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and offer ground transportation. 
What accommodations are near the Conference? 
Visit for accommodations near the Conference.
How do I get to the event?
Conference attendees can drive or use rideshare services to get to the event. Parking is available on-site, and standard rideshare options are available in the DFW metroplex.
Is there parking on site? 
Limited parking is available at Four Corners Brewery. Street parking is available nearby. 


Where do I go to check in? 
Check back closer to the event for details about check in.
What food will be served at the event? 
On Saturday, lunch will include sandwich and salad options. These selections are chosen during the registration process to accommodate different dietary preferences and restrictions. On Saturday evening, there will be a buffet-style dinner. Specific menu details will be provided closer to the conference date.
Is there free wifi? 
Yes! Free wifi is available at Four Corners Brewery. 
Where should I sit during the lectures? 
Seating for the Conference is on a first-come, first-served basis with general admission. You are welcome to sit in any available seat. 
Do I have to attend every lecture? 
No, you are not required to attend every lecture at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. The schedule is designed to offer a variety of sessions and panel discussions to cater to different interests in the nonfiction space. Feel free to come and go as you wish throughout the Conference - but don't miss the evening keynote with Beth Macy!
Can I buy speakers books? 
Yes. Books will be available for purchase at Four Corners Brewery for purchase in collaboration with The Wild Detectives.   
If I have questions, who can I contact? 
For questions, please email