What’s the Writers Conference?
The Ridgefield Writers Conference was created to bring together the vibrant literary community in the Ridgefield area, for an annual gathering of workshops, panels, and readings.
The third year of the conference, which was founded by Chris Belden, Adele Annesi, and Rebecca Dimyan, kicks off at the Ridgefield library on Friday, September 25, with readings by local mystery author, Peter Spiegelman, and Fairfield University’s director of the MFA program in creative writing, Sonya Huber, with a reception to follow.
The following day features a keynote address by legendary writer, Lary Bloom. The conference also includes fiction and creative nonfiction workshops led by Belden, Huber, co-founder Annesi, Michael White, and Karen Osborn.
Attendees will also benefit from panel discussions with publishers, editors, and agents. For more: ridgefieldwritersconference.blogspot.com.
The conference’s main founder, Chris Belden, is the award-winning author of three books, including Shriver, being re-issued by Touchstone Books this September.
Belden teaches at the Westport Writers’ Workshop and volunteers at Garner Correctional Institution. His involvement with the Ridgefield Lake Association inspired his second book, The Floating Lady of Lake Towaba. A movie version of Shriver is currently in development, with Michael Maren as writer/director and Milos Forman as executive producer.