(Release: February 26, 2013) - The advisory committee for the Nora Roberts Writing Institute (NRWI) at Hagerstown Community College recently held a planning meeting at Dan’s Restaurant and Tap House in Boonsboro. Best-selling author Nora Roberts welcomed the group at the beginning of the meeting.
Pictured, bottom row, from left, are: Anne Shephard, director of grants development at HCC; Nora Roberts; Theresa Shank, dean of Continuing Education and Business Services at HCC; and author Jeanne Adams. Middle row, from left are: Alicia Drumgoole, English instructor at HCC; Jeanne Ford, writer for Days of our Lives; Beth Moore, executive assistant at HCC; and Anne Myers, program manager at HCC. Back row, from left, are: Kathryn Benchoff, English instructor at HCC; author Gail Barrett; Beth Stull, director of public information at HCC; Michele Poacelli, instructor of writing and literature at HCC's College For Kids program; and Angela Kelley, support staff at HCC.
The NRWI conference will be held August 2 and 3 at HCC and will feature keynote speakers Sylvia Day, New York Times best-selling author, and critically acclaimed author Erica Bauermeister.
Roberts has lent her name to HCC’s writing institute to help provide participants with a solid foundation upon which to build a writing career. From the fundamentals of setting up the story and plot to good research basics, this two-day retreat is designed for beginning and aspiring writers with interest in a wide range of genres. Also included in the event is a Young Writers Institute, with breakout sessions designed for students entering grades 10 through 12.