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Are you registered and ready for #AWC2018?

Our website has every possible detail that can help. 

- Locations and maps to plan your visit
- Speaker and panelist bios to prepare you
- Workshop descriptions, time, and location to help you schedule
- Information about sponsors 
- Detailed description of registration options 

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The AWC Board 

Planning your travel time at #AWC2018

Remember to allow extra travel time (leave the hotel at 4:30-5 pm to reach the Coastal Arts Center by 6) due to summer vacation traffic. We’re not the only beachgoers in this little slice of paradise.
How to sell your books at the AWC Pop-Up Bookstore

Once again the AWC is honored to showcase and sell the books created by our members and guests in our conference bookstore. If you would like us to include your books in our bookstore, here's what you need to know.

1. Our bookstore is strictly BYOB (bring your own books) this year. Authors will supply their own stock, and that stock must be checked in with our very friendly and efficient bookstore managerprior to going on display.

2. Bookstore check-in will be at the Coastal Arts Center on Friday afternoon and at the Orange Beach Recreation Center on Saturday morning.  We'll take good care of your babies while they're in our hands and will transport them from the Arts Center to the Rec. Center.

3. The bookstore will be open all day on Saturday and on Sunday morning.  You will need to settle accounts and reclaim any unsold books no later than 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, so we can all make it to the boat on time.

4. Authors will set the prices for their books and will be paid 80% of the net proceeds for all books sold at the conference.  The AWC will keep the remaining 20%. 

5. Payment will be settled up with authors within two weeks of the end of the conference by either check or PayPal (author's choice). If the author wishes to settle their account on the last day ofthe conference, they may be able to make prior arrangements with our bookstore manager.

6. If you have any questions about our pop-up bookstore, please reach out to our treasurer Hank Henley at

Lyft in Orange Beach

Consider calling a Lyft driver if you plan to partake during Friday night’s Open Mic Poetry & Wine Mixer.

You can use these $20  Lyft promo codes to reduce cost.
AWC2018 Goes Live on Podcast

We are absolutely thrilled that our very own Anne Markham Bailey (of Green Bucket Press) will be recording her Present Tense Podcast during AWC 2018! Make sure to hunt her down and introduce yourself to this incredibly gifted creative person who makes Irondale beautiful.
Are you ready for the annual member meeting?

The annual member meeting will take place on a cruise at Hudson Marina in Skull Harbor. Boarding begins at 11:30 am on Sunday. Please be on time. The annual meeting will take place aboard a brunch cruise at the Hudson Marina at

4575 S. Wilson Bld. #1
Orange Beach, AL 36561

We will be voting on important member issues during the Sunday Brunch cruise. If you can't attend the entire conference, make sure to try and attend the cruise on Sunday. You can register separately here.

-French toast bread pudding 
-Deviled eggs 
-Huevos rancheros scrambler with tortillas
-Yogurt & berry trifle 
-Shrimp & Grits 
-Mixed green salad with cured lemon vinaigrette 
-Twice baked breakfast potato 
-Tea and water are included
- A cash bar is available for sodas & alcoholic beverages

Pitch Sessions & Book Critiques with Publisher Misty Williams

Do you need hands-on attention to a particular manuscript? Are you tired of trying to guess what publishers want from a pitch? If you're attending the AWC Conference in Orange Beach this June, you have the opportunity to book a 10-minute pitch session with Misty Williams, publisher of Fiery Seas Publishing

Misty will also be doing 10-page critiques, where you will be given feedback on the first 10 pages of your manuscript.

“Founded in 2014, Fiery Seas Publishing thrives in putting out high-quality books for men, women, and young adults to enjoy long after they close the cover. ”

Learn more about Fiery Seas Publishing from their blog.

REGISTER NOW to book a Pitch Session or Critique with Misty Williams for the 2018 Alabama Writers Conclave Conference between Jun 15, 6:00 PM – Jun 17, 7:00 PM.

Limited spots available so register soon. 

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