Pinckney Benedict - The Weapon as Character: No Ideas but in Things
Barbara Jones - Writing a Book for Publication: Approaches to Authenticity and Timing
A dual narrative the writer's ongoing work on the book and, meanwhile, what's simultaneously going on in the publishing world (from agent to editor to publisher to marketing department to sales force) as they are working away: that is, the preparation of the organism (the book) and of the agar (the publishing culture) that is about to receive the book. And the question is: how to you prepare your organism to thrive in that agar?
Laura Benedict - Bringing the Sizzle: Five Ways to Add Genre Appeal to Your Writing (Without All the Heavy Breathing)
How to use techniques of genre writing in other forms of creative writing.
Thorpe Moeckel and Emilia Phillips - Those Old Revision Bifocals: Strategies for Seeing it All
A conversation, a way of looking, a model for revision based on bifocals, a seminar in which two poets will converse about their experience of teaching revision and engaging in the process as writers.
Fred Leebron - Pushing the Envelope: How Postmodernism Is a Useful Strategy for Creative Writers
This seminar presents examples of postmodern prose and poetry and discusses how various techniques can be employed by 'mainstream' writers to advance their own creative writing.