Conference Schedule

Friday, January 24, 2020

6:30 p.m.

Registration :: Lobby, Dana Science Building
[#12 on the campus map]

7 – 8:15 p.m.

Introductions, Welcome, Scholarship Announcement
Keynote :: Diane Fanning, “How to Succeed When You Don’t Know What You Are Doing”

8:15 – 9 p.m.

Panel


Saturday, January 25, 2020

All classes will be held in the Dana Science Building

[#12 on the campus map]


8:30 a.m.

Registration :: Lobby, Dana Science Building


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Diane Fanning:: “Trouble’s Brewing” :: Babcock Auditorium

Jeanne Larsen :: “Truth, Lies, & Poetry: Saying Stuff Without Shouting It” :: Room 102

Angie Smibert :: “Newbie’s Guide to Writing for the Children’s Market” :: Room 142


10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Heath Lee :: “The League of Wives: How Unlikely Activists Brought their POW Husbands Home and Changed Military Culture” :: Babcock Auditorium

Liz Long :: “Writing for Magazines” :: Room 102

Ran Henry :: “Discovering the Theme of Your Story”  :: Room 142


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Mike Allen :: “Never Pay for an Editor Again.” :: Babcock Auditorium

Grant Kittrell :: “Roaming from Room to Room, Art to Art” :: Room 102

Melody Warnick :: “100 Good Ideas: Tips and Tricks for Coming up with Story Ideas That Editors Want to Assign” :: Room 142


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch, Hollins Dining Hall, Moody Center [#24 on the campus map]
Please remember to bring your meal ticket.


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Jane Fenton :: “Down the Rabbit Hole: Facebook Ads” :: Babcock Auditorium

Christina Nifong :: “So You Think You’re Not a Journalist?” :: Room 102

Tom Field :: “Eight Reasons Why I Don’t Want To Hear Your Story” :: Room 142


2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Bruce Ingram :: “Write about What You Know: Ask for Help about What You Don’t Know” :: Babcock Auditorium

Zoe McCarthy :: “Make a Scene of Your Scene: Four Improvements to Make Your Scene Stand Out ” :: Room 102

Betsy Ashton :: “Putting the Social in Social Media” :: Room 142


4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Open Forum :: Babcock Auditorium

Amy Gerber-Stroh :: “Getting Your Story In Motion: Adapting Work into a Screenplay” :: Room 102

Valerie Nieman :: “All into the Pool: Writing Mashups and Genre Crossovers” :: Room 142


For more information, please contact the conference organizer, Liz Long, at roanokewriters@gmail.com.

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