Friday: 10/12/18: 

4:00-4:30: Welcome

4:30-6:30: Roundtable Discussion: “Defining Your Identity as a Writer: Using the Artist's Toolbox to Articulate Your Vision” with Sara Johnson Allen

Many of us work so hard we seldom stop to ask why we are spending so much time at our keyboards, so much time thinking about imaginary people. The short answer is that being a "writer" is at the core of who we are. It is a central, indispensable part of our identity. 

In this Roundtable Discussion, you will take the time to think about the nuances of your particular identity as a writer. We will use tools that can seem daunting when we face them in the publication process (the artist's statement, the query letter, the author bio, the interview, and social media) but can help us unlock the answers to the question, what the hell am I doing here anyway?  

6:30-8:00 Readings

8:00: Dinner on your own


Saturday: 10/13/18:

8:00-9:00 Informal discussion and writing time

9:00-12:00 Critique workshops

12:00-2:00 Lunch on your own

2:00-4:00 Group writing

4:00-4:30 Coffee break

4:30-6:00 Roundtable Discussion: "Research for Writers" with Laura McCune-Poplin

Identifying and maximizing research strategies, mining the web for both inspiration and information, brainstorming resources with other writers.

6:00-8:00 Readings

8:00 Dinner on your own


Sunday: 10/14/18:

8:00-9:00: Informal discussion and writing time

9:00-12:00: Critique workshops

12:00-2:00 Lunch on your own

2:00-3:00: Group writing

3:00-3:30: Coffee break

3:30-5:00: Roundtable Discussion: "Pathways to Publication" with Michelle Bailat-Jones

Discussing submissions and contests, rejecting the myth of "this is the only way to do it", learning from other writers' journeys, creating your personal pathway to publication