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2016 Writers Conference Schedule

Saturday, April 23 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(See Presenter Page for workshop descriptions)

Session One:   9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Scott Boyd: “Using Role-Playing Games to Generate Ideas”

Paula J. Lambert: “When Sexy Isn’t”

Su Flatt: “Short Forms in Poetry”

Christiane Buuck, Meredith Doench:  “The Art of the Scene”

Brandi Lust: “The Power of Ritual and Metaphor”

Ethan Rivera: “So You Think It’s Finished?”

Nichole L. Reber: “Find Inventive Ways to Write Memoirs”


Session Two:  10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Keynote Presentation by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib   

Joshua Butts: “Ekphrastic Poetry”

Mary Quade: “Making a Scene”

Laura Matthias Bendoly: “Seers, Prophets and Spirit Guides”

Joan Petrusky: “Fanfiction”

Sayuri Ayers: “Bootleg MFA”


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.:  Keynote Talk with Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch and Keynote Book Signing

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Slam Poetry in Ballroom with Individual Readers from 1:15 – 2:00 p.m.