Friday, November 8

12:00 pm………..Pre-Conference Tailgate with A.K. Benninghofen
(Location: Flatiron Writers Room)
Sponsored by The Flatiron Writers Room
*Please note, writers may attend the Pre-Conference Tailgate without registering for NCWN’s 2019 Fall Conference. This event is free and open to the public.

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 The Thomas Wolfe MFA in Creative Writing Program at Lenoir-Rhyne University)
8:00 – 9:00 pm………….Keynote Address by Ron Rash
9:00 – 9:30 pm………..Ron Rash Book Signing (Sponsored by Asheville FM 103.3)

Saturday, November 9

7:30 – 9:00 am…………Continental Breakfast available
7:30 am – 7:30 pm……Registration, Book Sales and Exhibitor Tables open
8:00 – 9:00 am…………All Stories Connect panel discussion and presentation of Linda Flowers Literary Award
Sponsored by the The North Carolina Humanities Council

9:00 am – 10:30 am……Session I

Pre-Writing Is a Matter of Pre-Trusting (fiction) with Kevin McIlvoy
Write with the Wolfe—a Poetry/Prose Poetry Rebellion with Laura Hope-Gill
The Elements of the Industry with Gold Leaf Literary Services
Screenplay: Fake vs. Fiction with Maryedith Burrell
Creative Nonfiction Master Class: Exploding Your Drafts with Jeremy B.Jones
Body & Soul—Studies in Character Development: Fiction Master Class with Abigail DeWitt
Coming Back to Your Senses: Poetry Master Class with Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs
Manuscript Mart/Critique Service*

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

Power Up the Truth You Tell with Christine Hale
Capturing the Persona Poem with Keith Flynn
Why Not Ask? (all genres) with Dale Neal
What Writers Should Know About Book Design with Meg Reid
CNF Master Class with Jeremy B. Jones (Cont.)
Body & Soul—Studies in Character Development: Fiction Master Class with Abigail DeWitt (Cont.)
Poetry Master Class with Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs (Cont.)
Manuscript Mart/Critique Service*

12:30 – 1:30 pm………Luncheon featuring Joseph Bathanti and Brothers Like These

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

The Limits of Perception . . . in CNF with Tessa Fontaine
Ekphrasis: Growing Art from Art (poetry) with Eric Tran
Write Your Best Agent Query Letter with Catherine Campbell
Improv’s Increasing Role in Comedy Writing with Tom Chalmers (Sponsored by Katie Winkler and Teach.Write.)
CNF Master Class with Jeremy B. Jones (Cont.)
Body & Soul—Studies in Character Development: Fiction Master Class with Abigail DeWitt(Cont.)
Poetry Master Class with Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs (Cont.)
Manuscript Mart/Critique Service*

4:00 – 4:30 pm……Break
4:30 – 5:30 pm……Faculty Readings (Sponsored by WNCW 88.7)
6:00 – 7:00 pm……Happy Hour (Sponsored by Alice Osborn: Author/Editor/Book Coach
7:00 – 8:00 pm……Network Banquet featuring Pan Harmonia
8:30 – 9:30 pm……Open Mic Readings (Sign up at registration table) (Sponsored by Western Carolina University’s MA in English Program)

Sunday, November 10

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”(Sponsored by Smoky Mountain Living)

9:00 am – 10:30 am…….Session IV

Thievery, Loss, & Scars: A Fiction Workshop with Heather Newton
Story Medicine 2.0 with Meta Commerse
“It Looks Like a Hairball” (poetry) with Catherine Carter
The Ins & Outs of Small Press Publishing with Luke Hankins
Manuscript Mart/Critique Service*

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

If You’re Afraid to Write About It, Write About It with Tommy Hays
Freedom & the Imagination (poetry) with Mildred Barya
Creative Ways to Promote Your Book (& Yourself) with Anne Fitten Glenn
Panel Discussion: Writing Out Loud with Alli Marshall, Kevin Evans, Lockie Hunter, and Steve Shell
Manuscript Mart/Critique Service*

12:30 – 1:00 pm………….Closing Conversation and Raffle Drawing

*by prior registration only

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