Conference Schedule

Friday, January 25, 2019

6:30 p.m.

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

7 – 7:50 p.m.

Introductions
Keynote :: R.S. Belcher, “Before and After”

8 – 9 p.m.

Couch Q&A, Open Forum


Saturday, January 26, 2019

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.

Tom Tanner:: “Understanding Legal Structures and If You Need One” :: Babcock Auditorium

Angie Smibert :: “Creating a Sense of Place in your Fiction” :: Room 102

Bill Kovarik and Dan Smith :: “Communities Online: How to Structure, Finance and Develop Independent Local News and Media Services” :: Room 142


10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Rod Belcher :: “Building the Ladder” :: Babcock Auditorium

Ran Henry :: “How to Write a Memoir That Sells” :: Room 102

Shari Dragovich :: “Writing Descriptively Through the Senses”  :: Room 142


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Karen Prior :: “I Thought I Understood Virtue Because I Wrote a Book about It. Then I Got Hit by a Bus.” :: Babcock Auditorium

Liz Long :: “The Business of Publishing” :: Room 102

Margaret Edds :: “Navigating History: How to Write a Biography (or Autobiography)” :: 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.

Mary Crockett Hill :: “Building Character in Young Adult (and Beyond) ” :: Babcock Auditorium

Mary Bishop :: “Telling Secrets: The Memoir that Made Me Feel Guilty” :: Room 102

Sarah Beth Rawz :: “Shoddy First Drafts: An Experiential Workshop” :: Room 142


2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Roland Lazenby :: “Finding Your Writing Project” :: Babcock Auditorium

Ed Falco :: “Relying on the Senses: the Use of Detail in Fiction ” :: Room 102

Neva Bryan :: “Publishing Success is Like a Mullet” :: Room 142


4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Harry Wilson :: “The Perils of Writing in a Politically Charged Field” :: Babcock Auditorium

Jim Crawford:: “Writing a Documentary for Film” :: Room 102


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

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