Friday, November 2

12:00 pm………..Pre-Conference Tailgate with Bryn Chancellor
(Location: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Fretwell 290-B)
Sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of English

3:00 – 9:30 pm………..Registration and Book Sales open
5:00 – 9:30 pm…………..Exhibitor Tables open
7:00 – 8:00 pm………….Opening Reception (Sponsored by Alice Osborn: Editor/Book Coach/Author)
8:00 – 9:00 pm………….Keynote Address by Randall Kenan
9:00 – 9:30 pm………..Randall Kenan Book Signing

Saturday, November 3

7:30 – 9:00 am…………Continental Breakfast available
7:30 am – 7:00 pm……Registration, Book Sales and Exhibitor Tables open
8:00 – 9:00 am…………All Stories Connect: Does Place Still Matter? with Julie Funderburk, Patrice Gopo, Dannye Romine Powell, and Kim Wright
Sponsored by the Arts & Science Council

9:00 am – 10:30 am……Session I

Dialogue from the Ground Up: Amplifying Place and the Sensory World (Fiction) with Bryn Chancellor
Write What You Don’t Know (CNF) with Georgann Eubanks
Imagery: Source and Function in Poetry with Julie Funderburk
The Perfect Pitch with Kim Boykin, Erika Marks, and Kim Wright
Creative Nonfiction Master Class: How to Get the Words on the Page to Match the Fabulous Vision You Have in Your Head with Judy Goldman
Poetry Master Class: The Art and Craft of Polishing a Poem (AKA Re-Vision) with Maureen Ryan Griffin
Fiction Master Class: The Gothic Imagination and Good Writing with Randall Kenan
Manuscript Mart/Critique Service*

10:30 – 11:00 am………..Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm…..Session II

The Passion Project: Writing and Selling a Book that Matters with Kathy Izard
The Basics of Writing Compelling Personal Essays with Patrice Gopo
“You Talking to Me?” How Less Really Can Mean More When Writing Dialogue with Susan Rivers
Technology Toolkit: Software and Tech Stuff for Writers with Paul Reali
Creative Nonfiction Master Class: How to Get the Words on the Page to Match the Fabulous Vision You Have in Your Head with Judy Goldman (Cont.)
Poetry Master Class: The Art and Craft of Polishing a Poem (AKA Re-Vision) with Maureen Ryan Griffin (Cont.)
Fiction Master Class: The Gothic Imagination and Good Writing with Randall Kenan (Cont.)
Manuscript Mart/Critique Service*

12:30 – 1:30 pm………Luncheon featuring the Linda Flowers Literary Award

(Sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council)

1:30 – 2:00 pm………..Network Town Hall Meeting
2:00 – 2:30 pm………..Break
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm…..Session III

Scene Sequencing in Novel Structure with Kim Wright
Shut Up and Write (all genre) with Michele T. Berger (Sponsored by Freedom.to
Principles of the Verse Line with Morri Creech
Dramatic Structure, or The Story of My Tattoo with Ian Finley
Creative Nonfiction Master Class: How to Get the Words on the Page to Match the Fabulous Vision You Have in Your Head with Judy Goldman (Cont.)
Poetry Master Class: The Art and Craft of Polishing a Poem (AKA Re-Vision) with Maureen Ryan Griffin (Cont.)
Fiction Master Class: The Gothic Imagination and Good Writing with Randall Kenan (Cont.)
Manuscript Mart/Critique Service*

4:00 – 4:30 pm……Break
4:30 – 5:30 pm……Faculty Readings (Sponsored by The English Department at Davidson College)
6:00 – 7:00 pm……Happy Hour (Sponsored by Odin Law and Media)
7:00 – 8:00 pm……Network Banquet featuring Native, performance and panel discussion
8:30 – 9:30 pm……Open Mic Readings (Sign up at registration table) (Sponsored by Al Manning)

Sunday, November 4

7:30 – 9:00 am………….Continental Breakfast available
7:30 am – 1:00 pm…….Registration, Book Sales and Exhibitor Tables open
8:00 – 9:00 am………….Brilliant at Breakfast Panel Discussion: “Agents and Editors”

9:00 am – 10:30 am…….Session IV

Worldbuilding: Making Your Setting Come Alive! with Gail Z. Martin
Finding Our Stories from Photographs and Art with Tracy Crow
The Prose Poem: Hybrid Genre or Structural Choice? with Terry L. Kennedy
From the Page to the Stage with Robert Inman
Making a Living as a Writer: Freelancing for Magazines with Jodi Helmer
Manuscript Mart/Critique Service*

10:30 – 11:00 am…………Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm……Session V

Show AND Telling (Fiction) with Sarah Creech
Get People Talking (CNF) with Cynthia Lewis
Nobody Writes Alone: How to be a Well-Versed Citizen of the Poetry World with Lisa Zerkle
Creating Diverse Characters for the Stage, Page, and Screen with Paula Martinac
Understanding the Players in the Book World with Betsy Thorpe
Manuscript Mart/Critique Service*

12:30 – 1:00 pm………….Closing Conversation

*by prior registration only

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