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CONFERENCE PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Thursday, September 21st - Sunday, September 24th, 2017

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 Thursday 9/21/17
Secrets to Nonfiction Proposals
Jeff Klienman

Story Architecture 1
Larry Brooks
Write Your Novel I
Chris C.C. Humphreys
 Lunch on your own

How to Create Characters so Real You'll be Tempted to Claim them as Dependents on Your Tax Return
Jeff Klienman
Story Architecture II
Larry Brooks
Write Your Novel II
Chris C.C. Humphreys

 Friday 9/22/17

Art of Storytelling
Rose Kleidon
Forgotten American Disasters
Pat Brown
Giving your Historical Characters LIFE: an acting exercise - Monette Bebow-Reinhard

  Ask an Agent
Cherry Weiner
Agent Pitches
Natalia Aponte, Lisa Bankoff, Malaga Baldi, Michelle Brower,
Jeff Kleinman, Jill Marr, Gina Panettieri, Cherry Weiner
Boring Bio to Broadway Blockbuster
Anna Schmidt
Eating History
Madeleine De Jean
Hands-on Tinsmithing
Sara Dahmen
Every Move Matters
Barbara Salvatore
  Agent Pitches
Write Your Novel
Tom Macy
Dracula's Saintly Cousin
Holly Felmlee
Hands-on Tinsmithing
Sara Dahmen
Horse Breeds in New Mexico's History/Blacksmith Demonstration
How to Write a Nonfiction Proposal
Malaga Baldi
Agent Pitches
Lunch - Parris Afton Bonds
 
Research Rapture
Susan McDuffie/Amanda McCabe

Dialogue in Historical Fiction
Chris C. C. Humphreys
The Truthful Lie
LaShonda Katrice Barnett
  Perfecting Your Pitch
Jill Marr
Agent Pitches
Productivity Clinic
Peter Andrews
Writing Your Family Saga
Jess Wells
TBD   Voice in Historical Fiction
Michelle Brower
Agent Pitches
Combining Craft & Research
Randi Samuelson-Brown
Women Who Helped Tame the West
Dan Jorgensen
 TBD   Narrative and Creative Nonfiction
Jeff Kleinman
Agent Pitches
 

         
 Saturday 9/23/17

Why Architects Rule: Screenwriting and Adaptation
Melinda Snodgrass
The Mystery of Vicente de Rocamora
Donald Platt
Women in the Kitchen
Sara Dahmen
  Agent Panel Agent Pitches
Writing the Sex Scene
Chris C.C. Humphreys
Worth a Thousand Words
Mark Wiederanders, Dan Jorgensen, Gini Grossenbacher 
Serial Obsessions
Peter Andrews
  Agent Panel Agent Pitches
Mimesis and Diegesis
LaShonda Katrice Barnett
Pictures Without an Exhibition
J.B. Rivard, Anya Carlson
Writing in Bygonese
Jack Woodville London
     
 

Book Signing

 
Awards Dinner
 
 Sunday 9/24/17
Synopsis and Queries and Formatting - Oh My!
Deni Dietz
Roman Maritime Trade
Lewis McIntyre
Flies Buzz in an Information Dump
Guy Cote
 
World Building in Historical Fiction
Tim Weed
Unique, Clearheaded, and Quick
J.B. Rivard, Anya Carlson
Plants are Characters too
Barbara Salvatore