2018 Conference Schedule

 

 

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All Events in the Center Theater Unless Noted Otherwise
Location of Craft Classes Will Be Noted at Conference Venue

 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

10:00 – 1:00 Registration: Theater Lobby
10:00 Silent Auction opens, table in the gallery hallway near lobby
1:00 – 1:10 Welcome
1:10 — 2:10 Speaker: Nina Swamidoss McConigley
2:15 — 3:15 Speaker: Nancy Pearl –
3:30 — 4:30 Craft Classes

Poetry: Bethany Schultz Hurst –  – Conference Room

Fiction: Nancy Pearl –  – Dancers Workshop #4

Creative Nonfiction: Craig Welch –   – Dancers Workshop #3

Young Adult: Jewell Parker Rhodes –   – Dancers Workshop #2

TBA:  – UW Classroom

6:30 Cocktail Party provided by Jedediah’s at the Airport – Theater Lobby
8:00 Public Talk: Jewell Parker Rhodes –   – Theater

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Friday, June 29, 2018

8:00 — 9:00 Late Registration: Theater Lobby
8:00 – 8:30 TBD
9:00 —9:50 Speaker: Lyanda Lynn Haupt – The Nature of Inspiration
10:00 — 10:50 Speaker: Peter Heller –
11:00 — 12:30 Agents: Panel
12:30 — 1:45 Lunch On Your Own
1:45 — 2:40 Craft Classes

Poetry: Laurie Kutchins –   – Conference Room

Fiction: Peter Heller –  – Dancers Workshop #4

Young Adult: Nanci Turner Steveson – Dancers Workshop #2

Creative Nonfiction: Lyanda Lynn Haupt –  – Dancers Workshop #3

Query Letters: Catherine McKenzie – UW Classroom

2:50 — 4:50 Individual conferences with stars and faculty
3:15 — 4:15 Craft workshop: Elena Hartwell –  – Dancers’ Workshop #3
5:00 Wine and cheese social.
7:00 — 9:30 Mark Gottlieb:  – Dancers Workshop #4
7:15 — 9:00 Poetry workshop & readings: Laurie Kutchins and guest poets: Invoking Our Muses: A Conversation on Creative Process Dancers Workshop #3
7:00 — 9:00 Craft Workshop:  TBA –   UW Classroom

 

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

9:00 — 9:50 Speaker: Jon Pineda –
10:00 — 10:50 Speaker: TBA –
11:00 — 12:20 Editors: Panel
12:20 – 2:00 Lunch On Your Own
2:00 — 3:00 Craft Classes

Nonfiction: Kirsten Moeller –  – Dancers Workshop #3

Tina Welling – Writers as Healers & Hustlers, Make a Difference in the World – UW Classroom.

Poetry: Jon Pineda –  – Conference Room

Fiction: Nina Swamidoss McConigley –  – Dancers Workshop #4

Young Adult: TBA –  – Dancers’ Workshop #2

3:15 — 5:15 Individual conferences
3:40 — 4:30 Is A Writing Group For You? (primarily for those without manuscript critiques) – Connie Wieneke – Dancers Workshop #3
5:00 Silent Auction Closes
5:15 – 7:30 Student Readings in the tent (with beer & snacks). Preceded by a short reading by Carly Rita Fraysier, 2018 Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Winner in Nonfiction.
7:30 — 8:00 Book sales and signings: Theater Lobby
8:00 — 10:00 Barbecye Dinner from Traci McClintock Catering – Conference Center Tent

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