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Welcome to the Nora Roberts Writing Institute

Are you an aspiring novelist eager to write your first novel? Or a writer looking to forge lasting connections with other writers and publishing professionals? Here at the Nora Roberts Writing Institute at Hagerstown Community College, we know that it takes more than words on a page to craft a story and build a successful writing career. The annual NRWI summer conference offers workshops and breakout sessions by bestselling authors, college faculty, and experienced public relations professionals. From story fundamentals like plot and point of view to seasoned advice on how to market your work, there is something for writers of every genre at NRWI.

Teen Writers Wanted

on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 17:08

As part of the second annual Nora Roberts Writing Institute (NRWI), HCC will also offer a special Young Writers Institute for teen writers between the ages of 13 and 19.

The Young Writers Institute will be held on August 9 and 10, 2014, the same weekend as NRWI, and will feature a series of workshops and events specially geared towards aspiring, young writers. Workshops will include fiction-crafting and publishing, as well as the opportunity to network with other teen writers. Cost is $85 per person.

Participants also have the opportunity to take part in a writing contest.

Registration now open for the 2014 Nora Roberts Writing Institute

on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 14:51

Hagerstown Community College will hold its Second Annual Nora Roberts Writing Institute (NRWI) in August 2014 on the main campus of HCC.

Named after local resident and international bestselling author Nora Roberts, NRWI is a summer writing retreat geared towards beginning and aspiring fiction writers looking to enhance their writing skills through workshops and breakout sessions taught by bestselling authors, college faculty, and public relations professionals.

This year’s event will be held from Aug. 8-10 and will once again feature two bestselling authors as keynote speakers: Sylvia Day and

Registration starts March 5

on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 15:06

The 2014 NRWI conference will be held August 8-10. Registration opens Wednesday, March 5. Register online through Cvent. Get information about this year's schedule and speakers on the Registration and Conference page.

About the Conference
Hagerstown Community College launched its Nora Roberts Writing Institute (NRWI) in 2013. Held annually each summer in Hagerstown, Maryland, NRWI is an intensive weekend conference geared towards beginning and aspiring fiction writers.