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Conference of Writers
sponsored by BWC

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9:30 a.m.

Gathering at the Frankfort Country Club

10:00 a.m.

Session #1 - The Story Incubator

Crystal Wilkinson

This workshop which is open to all levels relies heavily on writing exercises to mine your experiences and imagination to generate a short story. We’ll practice constructing characters, setting, developing scene, and writing engaging dialogue .

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11:00 a.m.

Session #2 - Brevity is the Soul of Wit: Writing Short Poems

Richard Taylor

 We will discuss the strategy of poems and the mix of mystery and revelation that makes a good poem. We will discuss  examples and, time permitting, try our hand at producing a short poem or two in a workshop.

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12:00 p.m

Lunch

Bookstore Open 

1:00 p.m.

Session #3 - Memoir: Opening the Memory Door

Teri Carter

One of the most difficult tasks in writing memoir is figuring out where to start. A life is such a grand expanse! In this workshop, we will learn how to use detailed descriptions of place to open the door to specific memories and get them on the page.

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2:00 p.m.

Session #4 - Be the 10%

Hallee Bridgeman

Agents and editors say that 80%-90% of the submissions they receive aren’t even able to be edited to the point of publication. If you consider that the “best” an author has to submit is what is sent to agents and editors, and that each author believes his or her work is worthy of publication and that a contract is going to result from that submission, then it’s fair to assume that 80%-90% of all self-published books probably weren’t ready for publication. Hallee teaches authors to “Be the 10%”.

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3:15 p.m.

Session #5 - A Panel of Professionals

The four session instructors above will be joined by Ronnell Kay Gibson, Chris Helvey, Kenzi Melody, Larry W. Moore, Chanda Veno, Stephen Zimmer, and Virginia Smith (Moderator)

A panel of local professionals will discuss various aspects of the publishing business. If you have questions about writing or publishing, these amazing panelists will give you the answers.

4:20 p.m.

Closing and Feedback

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