14th annual Mayborn Literary Conference, July 20-22, 2018

Grapevine, Texas, United States

Jul 20 - Jul 22, 2018


TUITION / COST:Student and general admission
Please check our website at www.mayborn.com for details.

CONTACT: Jim Dale, conference manager
PHONE: 940-565-4778
EMAIL: james.dale@unt.edu
WEBSITE: www.themayborn.com

Our 2018 Theme: 'Are You Not Entertained? Real People, Real Stories, Real Storytelling'

With its 2018 theme, "Are You Not Entertained? Real People, Real Stories, Real Storytelling," the 14th annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference will demonstrate how, on an every day basis, journalists are addressing the pressure to tell compelling, newsworthy stories that inform and – now, more than ever – entertain. No longer can journalists count on the routine story. They must cast their nets wide, writing about the usual issues – crime, courts and politics – but also athletes, entertainers and internet celebrities.

This type of storytelling, when done well, requires good reporting combined with rich, interactive graphics, videos and podcasts that lead to informative stories that engage readers in print, online and on air. The 2018 conference will address storytelling in an era where journalists must not only inform, but entertain.

Make plans now to be entertained and informed at the 14th annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, July 20-22, 2018, in Grapevine, Texas.


Creative nonfiction


Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
1800 Highway 26E
Texas, United States

Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference

Each summer in July, the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism holds its annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, featuring three keynotes and dozens of other speakers and panelists who speak about the literary life. The conference features several contests for published and unpublished works, along with writers' workshops, agent visits and programs for high school and community college students.