Workshops

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2017 Workshops

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Saturday workshop author/instructors organized by Track and Session time.  You can click on the instructor's name to see their detailed information.

Theory/Info: Craft and Inspiration - how to, with details and examples.
  • Jordan Fisher Smith: Finding the Power in your Nonfiction Story, Session 1, 10:50 - 11:50
  • Chris Olander: The Love Poem, Session 2, 1:10 - 2:10
  • C.S. Lakin: How Fiction Writers Can Effectively Show Emotion in Their Scenes,  Session 3, 2:30 - 3:30
Theory/Info: Marketing and Publishing - how to, with details and examples.
  • Catharine Bramkamp: A million other voices -  Social Media. How to start, how to stay, how to conquer. Session 1, 10:50 - 11:50:  
  • Judie Rae: Build Your Author Platform and Market Articles, Essays and Poetry. Session, 2, 1:10 - 2:10
  • Mark Wiederanders: Finding Subjects to Write about that Up the Odds of Publication, Session 3, 2:30 - 3:30:   
Experiential: Guided Critique** - hands on exploration of examples or attendees’ work. Each instructor in this track has specific instructions. Please read instructions prior to showing up for class.
  • Rachel Howard:  How to Offer (and Receive) Truly Helpful Feedback, Session  1, 10:50 - 11:50
  • Bob Jenkins: * The Magic of Feedback that “Lifts” Your Work (Fiction), Session  2, 1:10 - 2:10
  • Dimitri Keriotis: Finding Your Arc, Session 3, 2:30 - 3:30 
Experiential: The Road to Success - highlights of author's writing successes with extended Q&A session.
  • Kim Culbertson: The Writing Life (Fiction), Session 1, 10:50 - 11:50
  • Mary Volmer: The Artist and the Athlete (Fiction), Session 2, 1:10 - 2:10
  • Frank DeCourten: Telling Nature's Story: transforming scientific research into literature(Nonfiction), Session 3, 2:30 - 3:30
* Bob Jenkins would like for attendees to submit their writing samples in advance. Please see his page for specific instructions.
** If you plan to attend one or more of the Guided Critique sessions, please bring a brief piece of your work (no more than 500 words ... except for Bob Jenkins' workshop.) that can be shared in class. Each instructor will design your time together in their own ways and you may or may not get a chance to share your work.

Lunch Note:  All the instructors will be available at lunch roundtables (which may or may not be square). You will have two rounds of 30 minutes to chat with authors of your choice. 











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