Friday, January 19, 2024

7 – 7:30 pm
Welcome from Director Liz Long, Scholarship Announcement, Presenter Intros

7:30 – 9 pm
Lee Hunsaker, Keynote, Babcock Auditorium

Saturday, January 20, 2024

All classes will be held in the Dana Science Building
[#12 on the campus map]

9 am – 12:30 pm – Classes in session
12:30 – 1:30 pm – Lunch
1:30 – 5 pm – Classes in session

9 – 10 am
Auditorium: Lee Hunsaker, My Outside Voice Workshop (2 hours)

Room 102: Liz Long, How to Win Projects and Influence Clients

Room 142: Alice de Sturler, Write Your Book Without Having a Character in Mind

10:15 – 11:15 am
Auditorium: Lee Hunsaker, My Outside Voice Workshop (2 hours), Babcock Auditorium

Room 102: Doloris Vest, Working with Your Local Bookstores

Room 142: Cathryn Hankla, Revising Poetry: I’ve written something that looks like a poem. Now what?

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Auditorium: Shannon Dominguez, Writing and AI

Room 102: Dan Smith and Kate Goggin, 10 Things To Know about Freelance and Technical Writing Opportunities

Room 142: Mindy Quigley, Writing Yourself Sane: Strategies for Overcoming the Emotional Impediments That Make Writing So Damn Hard

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Hollins Dining Hall, Moody Center [#23 on the campus map]
Please remember to bring your meal ticket.

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Auditorium: Layla Khoury-Hanold, From Plate to Page: How Food Writing Can Enhance Your Stories

Room 102: Josh Urban, The Burning Stories (And How To Tell Them)

Room 142: Sarah D. Warburton, Page Turner 101: Hook Your Reader in Any Genre

2:45 – 3:45 pm
Auditorium: Ted Blain, Where does a Story Begin? A Workshop about First Pages

Room 102: Beth Raps, Another Pair of Eyes: An Introduction to Editing

Room 142: Steve Cushman, Flash Fiction—Sometimes Less is More

4 – 5 pm
Auditorium: SB Rawz, Throwing the Deuces to Writer’s Block

Room 102: Ken Conklin, Building an Author Platform)

Room 142: Tad Dickens, Beyond the Comfort Zone