Schedule

The remaining session and presenter details will be posted soon.

All times are listed in the event's local time zone: Eastern Time (UTC−04:00)

to

  • to

Registration opens (for workshop attendees only)

Heritage Pre-Function (Main Hallway)

to

Scene-Building Craft Intensive

Track: CREATE: Writing Craft & Technique
  • Workshop
  • to
  • Workshop
  • to

Survival Handbooks for Creative Writers

Track: LIVE: The Writing Life
  • Workshop
  • to

Writing the Memoir Proposal

Track: SHARE: Querying/Publishing/Marketing
  • Workshop
  • to

Registration opens (for all attendees)

Heritage Pre-Function (Main Hallway)

to

  • General session
  • to
  • Conference Information

Book Sale Officially Opens

Heritage Pre-Function (Main Hallway)

to

  • General session
  • to
  • Author Readings
  • Memoir
  • Publishing Options
  • Research & Process

to

  • Session
  • to

to

Breakfast & Topic Tables

Commonwealth Ballroom
  • Break/Meal
  • to

Registration and book sale open

Heritage Pre-Function (Main Hallway)

to

Beyond the Binary: Writing Gender-Diverse Characters

Track: Special Topics & Issues in CNF/Literary Community
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Ethics & Inclusion
  • Writing Technique & Craft
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Editing & Revision
  • Writing Technique & Craft
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Editing & Revision
  • Ethics & Inclusion
  • Writing Technique & Craft

What Happens to Your Book Inside a Newsroom

Track: SHARE: Querying/Publishing/Marketing
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Memoir
  • Narrative Nonfiction
  • Platform/Social Media

to

  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Karen Carnabucci Founder and primary faculty, Lancaster School of Psychodrama and Experiential Psychotherapies
  • Research & Process
  • Writing Technique & Craft

Memory and Memoir: The Science of Memory in First Person Storytelling

Track: Special Topics & Issues in CNF/Literary Community
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Memoir
  • Structure & Form
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Research & Process
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Freelance Writing
  • Journalism
  • Publishing Options

to

  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Research & Process

If Memoir is a Slice of Life, How Many Pieces Do You Get?

Track: CREATE: Writing Craft & Technique
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Essays
  • Memoir
  • Publishing Options
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Lisa Kohn Principal, Chatsworth Consulting Group
  • Memoir
  • Platform/Social Media

Using Journalism Skills to Master Your Manuscript

Track: CREATE: Writing Craft & Technique
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Essays
  • Freelance Writing
  • Structure & Form
  • Writing Technique & Craft

to

Lunch

Commonwealth Ballroom
  • Break/Meal
  • to

to

Creative Mapping: A Tool to Help You Build a Solid Draft

Track: CREATE: Writing Craft & Technique
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Research & Process
  • Structure & Form

How to Write What You Don't Know

Track: CREATE: Writing Craft & Technique
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Ethics & Inclusion
  • Writing Technique & Craft
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Platform/Social Media
  • Publishing Options
  • Structure & Form
  • Writing Technique & Craft

Powering Through the Post-Publication Doldrums

Track: Special Topics & Issues in CNF/Literary Community
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Essays
  • Memoir

to

A Sacred Trust: Getting it Right When Writing About Religion (cancelled)

Track: Special Topics & Issues in CNF/Literary Community
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Ethics & Inclusion
  • Writing Technique & Craft

Beyond Touchdowns, Homeruns and Heroes: Writing About Sports And Athletes

Track: Special Topics & Issues in CNF/Literary Community
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Journalism
  • Narrative Nonfiction
  • Research & Process
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Editing & Revision
  • Research & Process
  • Structure & Form
  • Writing Technique & Craft

Using Your Fifth Sense for Scent-sational Writing

Track: CREATE: Writing Craft & Technique
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Writing Technique & Craft

to

Dinner On Your Own

Offsite
  • Break/Meal
  • to

to

  • General session
  • to

to

to

  • General session
  • to
  • Literary Citizenship & Events
  • Platform/Social Media

to

  • Session
  • to

to

Breakfast & Topic Tables

Commonwealth Ballroom
  • Break/Meal
  • to

Registration and book sale open

Heritage Pre-Function (Main Hallway)

to

  • Flash Sessions
  • to
Be a Literary Citizen: How to Create Community and Why it Matters
  • Flash session
Title, Found—How Memoirists Did It—and You Can, Too
  • Flash session
The Business Side of Things: What an MBA Taught Me About Writing
  • Flash session
What Your Flash Editor is Looking For, In a Flash
  • Flash session
Should I Self-Publish? If So, How?
  • Flash session
FAIL (Then Get Back Up and Try Again)
  • Flash session

to

Midmorning Refreshment Break

Heritage Pre-Function (Main Hallway)
  • Break/Meal
  • to

to

Queries, Pages and Getting an Agent

Track: SHARE: Querying/Publishing/Marketing
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Essays
  • Memoir
  • Research & Process

to

Lunch

Commonwealth Ballroom
  • Break/Meal
  • to

to

  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Essays
  • Publishing Options

Three Ways to Use Research in Personal Narratives

Track: CREATE: Writing Craft & Technique
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Essays
  • Memoir
  • Narrative Nonfiction
  • Research & Process
  • Breakout session
  • to
  • Essays
  • Memoir
  • Structure & Form
  • Writing Technique & Craft

to

  • General session
  • to
  • Literary Citizenship & Events
  • Narrative Nonfiction
  • Platform/Social Media
  • Publishing Options
  • Research & Process
  • Structure & Form
  • Writing Technique & Craft

to

Closing Program: Remarks, Awards & Announcements

Heritage C (The Big Room)
  • to

to

Afternoon Goodbyes & Goodies

Heritage C (The Big Room)
  • Break/Meal
  • to