Monday, March 16, 2015

4th Annual Writers' Weekend Schedule Available!

Everyone's asking, and we're delivering!

Here is the simple schedule for the 4th Annual Writers' Weekend. In the coming days, we will be adding descriptions and bios of each presenter, but for now, this is a quick and easy look at the overall weekend!

Tickets for the entire weekend or single days can be purchased here. For questions or to register by phone, please call 860-280-3130.


Writers’ Weekend Schedule: April 17th - 19th

Friday Evening:

Books on the Nightstand Podcast Conversation

Saturday: 9 - 10 AM Breakfast & quiet writing time

10 - 10:55 Session 1

Antoinette Brim: Poetry
Mary Sharnick: Fiction
Susan Campbell: Nonfiction
Stacey DeKeyser: Proofreading

11 - 11:55 Session 2
David Handler (fiction)- The Not So Gentle Art of Murder
John Stanizzi (poetry)- Poetry
Caitlin Thayer (social)- Social Media for Writers
Christine Palm (nonfic)- Writing the Personal Essay

12 - 1 LUNCH

1 - 2  Session 3:
CAPA Self Publishing Panel
Vivian Shipley (poetry)- The Poet as Imposter
Leslie Johnson (fiction)- Fiction
Mark Ferguson (fiction) - reading & Q & A from his novel

2 - 2:55 Session 4
Patrice Fitzgerald (self-pub)- Self-Publishing
Judy Mandel (memoir)- Finding the Theme for Your Memoir
Dan Pope (dialogue)- Dialogue
Je Benach & Terence Hawkins (interview): American Neolithic: the story of Terence Hawkins’ first book

4:00 - 5:30 Playwriting panel: Neil LaBute, Christopher Shinn, Mark St. Germain

5:30 - 7 Reception

7:00 pm KEYNOTE: Dani Shapiro


9 - 10 Breakfast & Writing Time

10 - 11 Session 5
Mike Morin (pitch)- The Perfect Pitch
Mary-Ann Tirone Smith (nonfiction)- Memoir
Edwina Trentham- Poetry
Lucy Ferriss (fiction)- Writing a Dramatic Scene

11 - 12 Session 6
Matthew Dicks (birth of a book)- Birth of a Book
Yeliza Renfro(nonfiction)- Writing the Braided Essay
Christine Beck (poetry)- Poetry Prompts
Susannah Hardy (mystery) - Writing the Cozy Mystery

12 -1 Lunch & book shopping!

1-2 Session 7
Susan Schoenberger (agent)- Finding an Agent
Hunter Liguore (oral history)- Taking the Oral History of a Family Member
Wayne English(social media)- Writing for the Web
Leslie McGrath (poetry)- Poetry about Animals

2-3 Open Mic-- Syllable! 


shadowprancer said...

Can't wait to attend! I'll be attending the majority of the poetry sessions. Thank you for sponsoring this writing event.

Judy Mandel said...

Looking forward to talking about memoir in my session at 2 on Saturday, and catching as many other sessions as I can!

❀ Stacy DeKeyser said...

Session 1 "Proofreading" will cover the entire editorial process! Plus a fun quiz and free stuff! Come on out and test your word nerd quotient!