Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Be Creative in an Inspirational Setting at the Fall Writers’ Conference

Emerald Waters and Sugar-White Sands Await Attendees
of Signature Autumn Event in Beaches of South Walton

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. – Those aspiring to improve their writing with new inspiration will find it in abundance through surroundings and scholarship at the second annual Fall Writers’ Conference in the picturesque Northwest Florida town of Rosemary Beach, Sept. 22-25, in Beaches of South Walton.

Part of Beaches of South Walton’s Autumn Tides Celebration, this unique conference allows writers at all levels to engage with award-winning and best selling authors, and receive professional advice and critique at the Escape to Create studio.

The three-day conference is organized in small group sessions and gives attendees the chance to explore literary interests ranging from the craft of writing to the pursuit of the pleasures of reading with leading authors, poets, playwrights, songwriters, and professionals in the publishing field. Authors Erin Belieu, John Dufresne, Daphne Kalotay, David Magee and Brad Watson will join seminar faculty, performing artists and actors to conduct workshops, perform readings and engage in panel discussions throughout the conference. More information can be found at

For those looking for another reason to attend the events, anyone who books three nights or more for a stay by September 30, 2010, will receive either a $250 gift card for shopping at Silver Sands Factory Stores, the nation’s largest designer outlet center, or for future travel on Southwest Airlines. Low-cost direct flights are available to the destination by Southwest.

The rewards program is good only for stays with official Beaches of South Walton lodging partners listed on the accommodations section of the destination’s website. Gift cards will be distributed at the Beaches of South Walton Visitor Information Center to guests with a printed and dated deposit receipt, the paid receipt from their three-night stay, which includes promotional code (BSW250) and valid driver’s license.

Each September through November, Beaches of South Walton along Florida’s Northwest Gulf Coast hosts its Autumn Tides celebration, offering guests a chance to experience a different kind of fall colors vacation. Instead of falling leaves, visitors enjoy the colors of the 15 charming beachside communities as they host a line-up of cultural, nature, art and family-friendly events throughout the destination’s 26 miles of scenic coastline. For a full line-up of events, visit

For more information about Beaches of South Walton, visit or contact the Visitor’s Center at (800) 822-6877.

About Beaches of South Walton

Beaches of South Walton is a destination located along a 26-mile stretch of Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast and comprised of 15 picturesque beach communities, and white sand beaches and emerald green waters for which the region is renowned. Named as one of the Top 12 travel destinations for 2010 by Frommer’s, visitors to the destination enjoy a relaxing escape: an upscale, yet casual, place to unwind and rejuvenate. To learn more, visit

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