How do I register?
Registration is processed through the GHC Center for Continuing and Professional Education.
Can I register as a student for a discounted registration fee?
A reduced $10 registration fee is available for area high school and college students. Students should present valid student ID when checking in the morning of the conference.
Can I register the day of the conference?
The Highlands Writers Conference welcomes same day registrants. Conference registration is $45 payable via credit card. Students must present valid student ID for a reduced $10 registration fee.
How are the workshops structured?
Workshops are scheduled for one-hour and forty-five minutes. There are four workshops to choose from, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Participants may attend one morning workshop and one afternoon workshop in addition to the keynote presentation and publishing panel. Specific workshop genres and invited writers are available for participants to preview on the HWC website.
Who teaches the workshops?
Descriptions of our invited writers are available on the HWC website.
Can I work with an invited writer one-on-one?
One-on-one fiction consults with Ray Atkins are available for an additional fee. Detailed instructions for the fictions consult registration are posted on the HWC website.
How is the publishing panel structured?
An afternoon publishing panel will offer insights into traditional and self-publishing pathways. Conference participants will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A immediately following the panelists’ presentation.
Who are the publishing panelists?
Descriptions of our invited publishing panelists are available on the HWC website.
When should I arrive?
Registration/check-in begins at 9:00 am. The first workshop begins at 9:30 am.
How do I get to the Highlands Writers Conference?
The Highlands Writers Conference is located on the GHC Cartersville site at 5441 Highway 20 NE, Cartersville, GA, 30120.
- FROM I-75S TO CARTERSVILLE CAMPUS: From I-75S take Exit 290 toward Rome/Canton. Turn right onto Highway 20W. Travel approximately 1.2 miles and you will find the Cartersville Campus, located at 5441 Highway 20 on the right.
- FROM I-75N TO CARTERSVILLE CAMPUS: From I-75N take Exit 290 toward Rome/Canton. Turn left onto Highway 20W. Travel approximately 1.2 miles and you will find the Cartersville Campus, located at 5441 Highway 20 on the right.
- FROM ROME TO CARTERSVILLE CAMPUS: From Highway 411 North, travel approximately 25 miles to Highway 41 South. Take the US-411/GA-20 ramp toward Fairmont/Canton. Turn left onto US-411/GA-20/N. Tennessee Street. Turn right, at first light, onto GA-20. Approximately 1 mile on your left you will find the Cartersville Campus, located at 5441 Highway 20.