Annual Conference Schedule

Workshops listed at the same time are concurrent. All times listed are Eastern Daylight Saving Time.
Schedule is subject to change.

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018
5:00pm Early Registration
6:00pm Kickoff reception (Heavy Hors D’oeuvres), Sponsor Recognition & Introductions, Presenter Previews
8:30pm Hospitality Suite opens
10:00pm Good Night
   
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018
 8:30am Welcome
 9:00am Poetry (Marilyn Kallet)     &     Drawing Fictional Maps (David Nuttall)
10:15am Break
10:30am Nonfiction (Chris Martin)     &     Songwriting (Belinda Smith)
11:45am Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm Fiction (Pamela Schoenewaldt)     &     Writing for Young People (Kelly O'Connor McNees)
2:15pm Break
2:30pm Writing Across Genres (Chris Martin and Kelly O'Connor McNees)
3:45pm Break
4:00pm Open Readings (Alicia Clancy)
5:15pm Workshop leader's book signing in Writers Block
6:00pm Dinner (on your own)
8:00pm Readings by Session Leaders
9:00pm Hospitality Suite opens
10:00pm Good Night
   
SATURDAY, April 7, 2018
8:00am Annual Business Meeting (open to all)
8:20am Break
8:30am Writing for Young People (Kelly O'Connor McNees)     &     Publishers' Viewpoint (Bob and Beto Cumming, and Lynn York)
9:45am Break
10:00am Fiction (Pamela Schoenewaldt)     &     Nonfiction (Chris Martin)
11:15am Lunch (on your own)
12:30pm Poetry (Marilyn Kallet)     &     Writing Southern Cozies (Lynn York)
1:45pm Break
2:00pm General Session (Kelly O'Connor McNees)
3:15pm Writing Prompt Session - All Genres
6:00pm Reception
6:30pm Banquet (Speaker: Marilyn Kallet)
9:00pm Hospitality Suite
10:00pm Good Night

All meals (except the banquet, for full participants) are on your own. Complimetary coffee, tea, and lemonade will be available each morning in the bookstore. Water is available in all sessions.
The Writers Block bookstore is open all day on Friday and until noon on Saturday. Books by our presenters and by TMW members are available in the bookstore.
Please consider donating gently used books for sale in our used book section. Proceeds go to the Don Scalf Memorial Scholarship Fund.