The Conference Schedule


  The Art
of Writing
The Business
of Writing
The Craft
of Writing
The Agents Special
8:00-8:45   Registration and Continental Breakfast (Atrium)
8:45-9:00   Opening Remarks (Auditorium)
9:15-10:00  The Ethics of Memoir
Marion Winik
 Prepare Your Book for Publication
Christine Stewart
 Healing Through Writing
Shirley Brewer
Tom Glenn
  Agent Panel
Jessica Negrón
Shannon O'Neill
Jessica Sinsheimer
Lauren Clark
Exhibitors and Snacks 
10:15-11:00  Personal Perspective: Fiction and Non-Fiction
Patricia Daly-Lipe
 Light-Hearted Look at Social Media for Writers
John E. McIntyre
Novel 101: Writing Your Masterpiece
Jen Michalski
 Pitch Practices
Jessica Negrón
Shannon O'Neill
Jessica Sinsheimer
Lauren Clark 
 Editor Panel
Lalita Noronha
Laura Shovan
Kim Roberts
11:15-12:00   Keynote Rafael Alvarez (Auditorium)
 12:15-1:15 Lunch (Cafeteria) 
1:15-2:00   A Place For The Genuine: The Poet In The Poem
Michael Glaser
Breaking Into the Maryland Magazine Market
Ron Cassie 
How to Be Interviewed for Radio and Television
Larry Matthews 
Pitch Practices
Jessica Negrón
Shannon O'Neill
Jessica Sinsheimer
Lauren Clark 
Keynote Speaker Book Signing   Exhibitors and Snacks 


Putting it All Together
Dean Bartoli Smith
Contracts for Writers
Cynthia Blake Sanders
Ruth Thaler-Carter 
Crafting the Family Poem
Virginia Crawford
Sam Schmidt
Master Class:
"I Don't Know
How the Story
Ends, and That's
the Good News"

Rafael Alvarez
3:15-4:00  It's Showtime! Giving a Successful Reading
Barbara Morrison
 The Publishing Matrix
Gregg Wilhelm
 Maryland's Writing Programs
Kendra Kopelke
David Everett
Geoff Becker
Gerry LaFemina
Stewart Moss
4:15-5:00  Getting Unstuck: Why Writer's Block is Your Best Friend
Alix Moore 
Technologies for Knowledge Workers
Gabe Goldberg
Revisions: Polishing Your Work for Publication
Ally Machate