2017 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 22

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: Marni JacksonHow To Write the Truth in a Post-Truth World
2:15 — 3:15 Speaker: Matteo Pistono –
3:30 — 4:30 Craft Classes

Poetry: Kerri Webster – Conference Room

Fiction: CJ Box –  – Dancers Workshop #4

Creative Nonfiction: Marni Jackson – Forget About Genre: Twenty-Two Ways to Improve Your Story-telling  – Dancers Workshop #2

Young Adult: Amy Kathleen Ryan –  – UW Classroom

Query Letters: Shawn Klomparens – Dancers Workshop #3

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

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Friday, June 23

8:00 — 9:00 Late Registration: Theater Lobby
8:00 – 8:30 Yoga For The Desk Bound Writer – UW Classroom – Connie Wieneke
9:00 —9:50 Speaker: Peggy Eddleman – 
10:00 — 10:50 Speaker: Jamie Ford – A History of a Love Story
11:00 — 12:30 Agents: Julia Kardon, Rachel Crawford, Chris Clemans
12:30 — 1:45 Lunch On Your Own
1:45 — 2:40 Craft Classes

Poetry: Teddy Macker –  – Conference Room

Fiction: Jamie Ford – Hooking The Reader – Dancers Workshop #4

Young Adult: Peggy Eddleman –Dancers Workshop #3

Creative Nonfiction: Matteo Pistono –  – Dancers Workshop #2

Indie Publishing: Deborah Garner – UW Classroom

2:50 — 4:50 Individual conferences with stars and faculty
3:15 — 4:15 Craft workshop for those new at writing fiction: Deanna Neill – Dancers’ Workshop #4
5:00 Wine and cheese social, short reading by Stephen Lottridge, Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Winner in Nonfiction
7:00 — 9:30 Carrie Watters: – Dancers Workshop #4
7:15 — 9:00 Poetry workshop & readings: Laurie Kutchins and guest poets: Works in Progress – Dancers Workshop #3
7:30 — 9:00 Craft Workshop –  – Dancers Workshop #2

 

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Saturday, June 24

9:00 — 9:50 Speaker: Alyson Hagy and Katie Dublinski –
10:00 — 10:50 Speaker: Bill Konigsberg – Lean on Your Inner Freak: How to Write the Book Only You Can Write
11:00 — 12:20 Editors: Katie Dublinski, Chris Fischbach, Robert Bloom
12:20 – 2:00 Lunch On Your Own
2:00 Silent Auction Closes
2:00 — 3:00 Craft Classes

Nonfiction: Kevin Grange – The Write Stuff – Dancers Workshop #3

Tiffanie DeBartolo – Every Artist Is A Cannibal – Dancers Workshop #2

Poetry: Susan Scarlatta/Matt Daly – Not Everything Is Lost: Ways in to the Political Poem – Conference Room

Fiction: Alyson Hagy – Writing Good Dialogue in the Digital Age – Dancers Workshop #4

Young Adult: Bill Konigsberg – Channeling Your Inner 16-Year-Old – University of Wyoming Classroom

3:15 — 5:15 Individual conferences
3:40 — 4:30 Craft Workshop (primarily for those without manuscript critiques) – Debby Turrell Atkinson – Structure, Character & Conflict -Dancers Workshop #4
5:30 – 7:30 Student Readings in the tent (with beer & snacks)
7:30 — 8:00 Book sales and signings: Theater Lobby
8:00 — 10:00 Buffet Dinner from Pica’s – Conference Center Tent

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