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‘Norse X Norse-West’ writing conference set for Oct. 23-24


HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – So you want to be the next Great American Novelist. What now?

Learn from the pros at the Norse X Norse-West: Fiction Focus writing conference Oct. 23-24 at Northern Kentucky University’s W. Frank Steely Library.

The two-day event will focus upon both crafting and publishing fiction, with tips from authors and publishers who have firsthand experience, as well as NKU faculty experts.

Learn the art of publishing fiction, how to survive the revision process, how to use foreshadowing and flashback, and how to find a literary agent. Have your work reviewed by award-winning novelists who have landed on national bestseller lists.

Gwyn Rubio, author of the national bestseller Icy Sparks, will lead a two-day workshop. Eric Beebe, author and founder of Post Mortem Press, will lead a lecture and offer private consultations of speculative fiction.

“We want to encourage all writers – emerging and advanced – to come and learn from the professionals and each other, explore their craft, and leave with some tools they can apply to their work in new and reinvigorated ways,” said Kelly Moffett, associate professor of English at NKU. 

The conference is open to writers at all levels, and writers may attend either one or more lectures or the full two-day event. Those who wish to have their work reviewed need to submit the work in advance.

The event is sponsored by Friends of Steely Library. A poetry workshop will also be held in April.

The cost ranges from $25 per lecture, to $125 for the full event and all lectures. Private consultations are $50. Student rates and scholarships are also available.

For more information or to attend, visit or contact Kelly Moffett at 859-572-1353.