(Release: November 1, 2014)— The Nora Roberts Writing institute (NRWI) at Hagerstown Community College was recently renamed the Mid-Atlantic Fiction Writers Institute.
Held every summer on the campus of HCC, NRWI's first two years featured fantastic weekend writing retreats with sessions taught by bestselling authors and college faculty.
Although NRWI was initially geared towards beginning and aspiring fiction writers, the institute has now grown to include programming for writers at various stages of their careers, touching on beginning, intermediate, and advanced subject matter. Due to this growth, and the institute’s continued commitment to providing guidance and training to writers of every genre, the name officially changed from NRWI to the Mid-Atlantic Fiction Writers Institute in fall 2014.
“This name change reflects the college's commitment to bringing stellar programs to an audience outside Washington County and the institute's focus on all aspects of fiction,” said Nora Roberts. “As the NRWI, the conference received rave reviews for the content of the workshops, the energy from a gathering of writers, and the atmosphere on the HCC campus. HCC consistently brings the best of western Maryland into the national spotlight. Going forward as the MAFWI, the conference will reach even greater heights.”
Planning is currently underway for the 2015 summer writing conference, which will be held on August 7-9, at Hagerstown Community College. Registration begins in March 2015. Learn more at www.mafwi.org.