2016 Conference Schedule

2016 Schedule of Events
Friday Night: May 6, 2016

3:30- Registration begins

4:30- Welcome and Opening Words

4:30-6:00 Open Mic

6:00-6:30 Optional boxed dinners available for pick up, network and shop at the bookstore.

6:30-7:30 Keynote Address– Tim Seibles – Gaines Theatre

7:40-9:00 Evening Workshops
1) How to pitch your work to and editor or agent- Katharine Sands
2) Playwriting, Jean Klein
3) What makes a poem or short story stand out?- Pat Adler
Saturday: May 7, 2016

8:15-8:45 Registration, coffee and continental breakfast

8:45 Welcome and Days Agenda: Joanne Dingus and Collin Norman

9:00-10:20- Juvenile Fiction Panel Discussion– Kevin Shortsleeve, Madelyn Rosenberg, Kim Norman

9:00-10:20 Morning Workshops
4) Tips on putting a short story or a poetry collection together- Pat Adler
5) poetry- Tim Seibles
6) Jason Carney – TBD

10:30-11:30 Keynote Address- John Joseph Adams, Gaines Theatre

11:30-12:00 Book sales and signings

12:00-12:50 Lunch

1:00-2:20 Early Afternoon Workshops
7) Making Sense- Madelyn Rosenberg
8) “Making an Editorial First Impression” – John Joseph Adams
9) Jason Carney – TBD

2:30-3:50 Non-Fiction Panel- Mary Batten, Heide Hartwiger, Jonathan White

2:30-3:50 Late Afternoon Workshops
10) Dancing Naked in the Minefield- Michael Farmer
11) (need to decide on topic)- Jean Klein
12) writing exercises?- Kevin Shortsleeve

4:00 Announcement of Contest Winners and Closing Words