Harford County Public Library hosts daylong gathering for writers, Sept. 25

Writer Dan Fesperman pictured in his home. Lloyd Fox [Sun Photographer]
Keynote speaker and best-selling author Dan Fesperman pictured in his home. Lloyd Fox [Sun Photographer]

The Harford County Public Library is hosting its annual writer’s conference Sept. 25 at at Towson University’s North East Building in Bel Air. Here are the details:

‘Motivate Your Muse’ at Just Write. Conference

Harford County Public Library hosts daylong gathering for writers


Belcamp, Md., September 15, 2016 — Just Write., Harford County Public Library’s annual writer’s conference, takes place Sunday, September 25, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Towson University’s North East Building, 510 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air, across from Harford Community College.


This year’s theme is “Motivate Your Muse” and features a keynote address, 25 sessions and four panel discussions. New additions to the conference this year include master classes and poetry sessions.


The conference is geared toward adults interested in writing fiction, nonfiction and poetry.


Best-selling author Dan Fesperman is the conference’s keynote speaker. A former foreign correspondent, Fesperman is the author of eight novels of intrigue that were inspired by his international assignments in Germany, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Middle East. His books have won a Dashiell Hammett Award for best novel and two Dagger awards from the British Crime Writers Association. His latest book, “The Letter Writer,” is his first serious foray into historical fiction.


The cost to attend Just Write. is $85 per person and includes continental breakfast, five sessions, lunch and other refreshments. Online pre-registration is required by September 22 at hcpl-justwrite.org. For more information, contact Bethany Hacker, community relations specialist, at hacker@hcplonline.org.


Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches located throughout Harford County. The library serves more than 185,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of more than 3.8 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading in the community. For more information, visit hcplonline.org.