2021 Schedule

THURSDAY ADD-ON classes, September 23, 2021, CHECK-IN @ 10:45 AM

11 AM – 4 PM             FICTION BOOTCAMP: The A to Zs of Storytelling—Edmund Schubert

11 AM – 4 PM             MASTER CLASS: Creative Process—Bob Mayer

 

THURSDAY EVENING, September 23, 2021, CHECK-IN @ 6:30 PM

7:00 – 9:00                    How to Get an Agent in 10 Minutes: Real Time Pitch Practice with Tips and Tricks for Securing Your Dream Agent—Kristina Slater

7:00 – 9:00                   Scrivener Crash Course—Chris De Matteo

7:00 – 9:00                   How to Write with Page-Turning Tension—Jordan Rosenfeld

7:00 – 9:00                   Screenplay Workshop—Matt Friedman

7:00 – 9:00                   Journaling as a Path Toward Healing, Personal Growth, and Creativity—Sandra Johnson

7:00 – 9:00                    I Have a Nonfiction Manuscript: Constructing Nonfiction Proposals—Terry Cox-Joseph

9:00 – 10:00                 Optional Meet and Greet happy hour in Blue Bar

 

FRIDAY, September 24, 2021

7:30 – 8:30 AM            Check-in/Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45                    Welcome/First 10 lines critique session

9:45 – 10:15                 Keynote Address by Bob Mayer

10:15 – 10:30               Contest Awards

 

10:45 – 12:15               The Present and Future for Publishing as a Writer—Bob Mayer

10:45 – 12:15               Great Expectations: The Importance of Wanting in Fiction—Edmund Schubert

10:45 – 12:15               So You Think You Can Dialogue—Kristina Slater

10:45 – 12:15               Writer Killer Sentences—Jordan Rosenfeld

10:45 – 12:15               Basics of Screenwriting Software and Formatting—Matt Friedman

10:45 – 12:15               Shape Shifting: Persona Poems and the Shifting Voice—Kindra McDonald

 

12:15 – 1:15                 Lunch Buffet

 

1:25 – 2:25                   I Wrote the Book, Now What? A Strategic Approach to Finding an Agent—Matt Belford

1:25 – 2:25                   Memoir Writing—David Cariens

1:25 – 2:25                   Writing a Killer Marketing Plan—Wendy H. Jones

1:25 – 2:25                   Building Better Worlds—Chris Matteo

1:25 – 2:25                   How to Show, Not Tell—Sandra Johnson

1:25 – 2:25                   Small but Mighty: Using Caesura, or Silence in Your Work—Kelly Morse

 

2:35 – 3:35                   The Military for Writers—Bob Mayer

2:35 – 3:35                   Making Your Synopsis Stand Out—Jessica Errera

2:35 – 3:35                   Writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy—Edmund Schubert

2:35 – 3:35                   Writing for Magazines: Avenues for publishing short nonfiction pieces—articles, essays, and more—Bill Glose

2:35 – 3:35                   How to Create Time to Write—Sandra Johnson

2:35 – 3:35                   Finders Keepers - The Art of Found Poetry—Kindra McDonald

 

3:45 – 4:45                   Understanding and Using Non-Linear Narrative Structures and Techniques—Edmund Schubert

3:45 – 4:45                   Spy Stories and Novels: Getting the Details Right—David Cariens

3:45 – 4:45                   Public Speaking for Writers—Wendy H. Jones

3:45 – 4:45                   Overcoming Writer’s Block—Lauren Bieker

3:45 – 4:45                   Eleven Steps to Getting Your Book Successfully Published—Sandra Johnson

3:45 – 4:45                   One Man Band: Using the Five Principles of Music in Poetry—Kelly Morse

 

5 – 6:30                         Optional Social with hors d'oeuvres

7 – 9:00 PM                  Optional Open Mic

 

SATURDAY, September 25, 2021

7:30 – 8:30 AM            Check-in/Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45                   Welcome/First 10 lines critique session

9:45 – 10:15                 Keynote Address by Wendy Jones

10:15 – 10:30               Readings of first pages of first place winners

 

10:45 – 11:45               Point of View: Understanding and Using POV to Your Best Advantage—Edmund Schubert

10:45 – 11:45               Denial and Deception: A Critical Part of Crime and Espionage Writing—David Cariens

10:45 – 11:45               Podcasting for Writers—Wendy H. Jones

10:45 – 11:45               What's in an Agent's Wish List?—Jessica Errera

10:45 – 11:45               Story Elements and Structure for Screenplays—Matt Friedman

10:45 – 11:45               Hearing the Wind Speak - Eco-poetics and Nature as Poetic Muse—Kindra McDonald

 

11:45 – 12:45               Lunch Buffet

 

12:55 – 1:55                 Idea: The Core of your Story—Bob Mayer

12:55 – 1:55                 Just Say No...to Wikipedia: Historical Research Skills for Historical Fiction—Chris De Matteo

12:55 – 1:55                 How to Evoke Emotion in Every Scene—Jordan Rosenfeld

12:55 – 1:55                 Characterization is Key—Jessica Errera

12:55 – 1:55                 Techniques for Rendering Horror in Fantasy Fiction—Jason Carney

12:55 – 1:55                 Unwritten Contract: Structuring Poems So That They Elicit Trust and Intrigue in a Reader—Kelly Morse

 

2:05 – 3:05                   Adversarial Dialogue: Writing Dialogue That Works—Edmund Schubert

2:05 – 3:05                   Feature Articles: Creating Fact-Based Journalistic Pieces—Bill Glose

2:05 – 3:05                   Marketing is Fun - Taking the Fear Out of Marketing—Wendy H. Jones

2:05 – 3:05                   The Importance of Voice—Lauren Bieker

2:05 – 3:05                   How to Pitch a Graphic Novel: Building a Graphic Novel Submission Beyond Finished Artwork—Matt Belford

2:05 – 3:05                   Around the World in One Hour: Discovering International Poets—Kindra McDonald

 

3:15 – 4:15                   From Writer to Successful author—Bob Mayer

3:15 – 4:15                   So You Got an Agent, Now What? : What to Expect When You're Expecting a Book Deal—Lauren Bieker

3:15 – 4:15                   Creating Quality Scenes and Characters for Screenplays—Matt Friedman

3:15 – 4:15                   Blog Basics: Everything you need to know to create and launch a blog—Terry Cox-Joseph

3:15 – 4:15                   Sword and Sorcery: A Literary History for Writers—Jason Carney

3:15 – 4:15                   Little Rooms: How to Make the Most of Stanzas—Kelly Morse

 

4:25 – 5:25                   Short Story: The First 150 Words—Edmund Schubert

4:25 – 5:25                   Editing, not Correcting—David Cariens

4:25 – 5:25                   The Five Things an Agent Needs to Represent a Manuscript—Matt Belford

4:25 – 5:25                   Enrich with Imagery—Jordan Rosenfeld

4:25 – 5:25                   Beyond Ray Guns and Elves: Dismantling the negative stereotypes of SF&F—Chris De Matteo

4:25 – 5:25                   Poetry as a Personal Odyssey—Bill Glose