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2017 Writers Conference Schedule

Saturday, May 6 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(See Presenter Page for workshop descriptions)


Session One:   9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

Joan Petrusky: “Fanfiction: What it isn't, What it is, and What to do with it”

Su Flatt: “Making a 'Zine”

Cynthia Rosi: “Writing the Invisible: Creating a Spiritual Memoir”

Yolanda Tonette Sanders:  “Editing: The Necessary Evil If You Want to See Your Work in Print”


Session Two:  10:00 - 10:50 a.m.

Maggie Smith: Conference keynote presenter session 

Elizabeth Dark: “How to Expand a Second: The Practice of Slow Writing in Creative Fiction”

Cynthia Rosi: “Sustaining Suspense in the Mystery Novel”


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:
 Keynote Talk with Maggie Smith

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.:  Lunch and Keynote Book Signing

Session Three: 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

Sandee L. Hemphill:
"Night Shift Authors: How to Write Around Your Day Job"

Kelly Boyer Sagert: "Playwriting 101: Fifteen Dan-Do Tips 

Rob Hutchinson: "How to Write Popular History

Rob Price: "Self-Publishing 101


Open Mic in the Conference Center Ballroom: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.