GHC Writers Conference returns featuring Hank Klibanoff

Highlands Writers Conference returns

February 28th, 2022 – 4:00 PM

Press Release –

Veteran journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff will be the featured speaker for the 2022 Highlands Writers Conference at Georgia Highlands College (GHC). The March 12th event will also feature filmmakers, poets, and fiction writers leading workshops through the day, starting at 9 AM.

The event is free for all GHC students and will take place at GHC’s Cartersville location. Anyone can register to attend select workshops virtually for free. Additionally, the event is open to the public with a registration fee of $25, which includes lunch. Minors should be accompanied by a guardian.

Please visit to register for the event.

The Highlands Writers Conference first began five years ago, growing to include multiple workshops and a publishing panel with notable writers from across the country.

Alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff, the Highlands Writers Conference is proud to host U.S. Fulbright Scholar Ambassador and author of five books Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor; highly awarded film producer and screenwriter Joshua Russell; award-winning novelist, professor, and activist Daniel Black; and director of the Master of Fine Arts program at Reinhardt University William Walsh.

This year’s publishing panel includes the award-winning author of novels, comic books, short stories, screenplays, and more Bobby Nash; Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of over 50 books Jeff Strand; and author, publisher, and podcaster John G. Hartness.

“This year’s slate of writers covers a wide range of writing interests, from history to journalism to screenwriting to poetry. We continue to be so grateful to the strong community of readers and writers who have made HWC a tremendous success as we celebrate our fifth year and a return to an in-person event with a virtual option,” Interim Dean for School of Humanities Jessica Lindberg said.

For frequently asked questions or to submit your own questions, head over to the FAQ section of the Highlands Writers Conference page at, or email [email protected].

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