Sierra Writers' Conference Schedule:
Friday: January 20, 2017 -- This is an extra event - register separately
2:30 - 5:00 - Critique Fest (Click for more information)
Saturday: January 21, 2017
8:15 - Doors open for registration, conversation, book sales. Coffee and light breakfast.
9:00 - Welcome by Lynette Vrooman, Sierra College and Hock Tjoa, Sierra Writers' Group
Emcee: Jordan Fisher Smith, welcoming remarks and introduction of keynote speaker
9:30 - 10:30 - Molly Fisk keynote on the Creative Writing Life
10:30 - 10:50 - Break and book sales. Refreshments
10:50 - 11:50 - Session 1 Choices: Tracks & Instructors
Craft of Writing - Jordan Fisher Smith, nonfiction
Marketing & Publishing - Catharine Bramkamp, fiction, writing coach
Guided Critique** - Rachel Howard, nonfiction, memoir, writing coach
The Road to Success - Kim Culbertson, young adult fiction
11:50 - 1:00 - Lunch with 2 roundtable sessions with authors
(Box lunches can be ordered in advance.)
1:10 - 2:10 - Session 2 Choices: Tracks & Instructors
Craft of Writing - Chris Olander, poetry
Marketing & Publishing - Judie Rae, articles and essays
Guided Critique** - Bob Jenkins, science fiction
Success Stories/Q&A - Mary Volmer, historical fiction
2:10 - 2:30 - Break and book sales. Refreshments
2:30 - 3:30 - Session 3 Choices: Tracks & Instructors
Craft of Writing - C.S. Lakin, fiction, writing coach
Marketing & Publishing - Mark Wiederanders, historical fiction
Guided Critique** - Dimitri Keriotis, fiction
The Road to Success - Frank DeCourten, nonfiction
3:30 - 3:40 - Proceed to auditorium.
3:40 - 4:00 - Poetry interlude with Iven Lourie and The Poets Quartet
4:00 - 4:50 - Panel discussion focusing on the themes of the day and last questions:
Kim Culbertson, moderator, Jordan Fisher Smith, Mary Volmer and Mark Wiederanders
4:50 - 5:00 - Go forth and write! closing remarks:
Jordan Fisher Smith, Lynette Vrooman, Hock Tjoa
** 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 ... 1,000 words 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.
Don't forget to sign up for Critique Fest. We expect it to sell out.