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Schedule with Room Assignments

Friday, November 3

12 PMPre-Conference Tailgate: Ekphrastic Is Not a Dirty Word
Sponsored by the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities and the Charlotte Art League
At Charlotte Art League, 4237 Raleigh Street, Charlotte, 28213
3 – 9:30 PMRegistration and Book Sales OpenLakeshore Foyer / Midway
5-9:30 PMExhibits Tables OpenLakeshore Foyer
7 – 8 PMOpening Reception
Sponsored by Regal House Publishing
Lakeshore 1 / Foyer
8 – 9 PM   Keynote Address by Tommy TomlinsonLakeshore 2-4
9 – 9:30
PM
Tommy Tomlinson Book Signing
Sponsored by Blair
Lakeshore Foyer

Saturday, November 4

7:30 AM – 7 PM Registration, Book Sales, & Exhibit Tables Open Lakeshore Foyer / Midway
7:30 – 9 AMContinental Breakfast Available Lakeshore 1 / Foyer
8 – 9 AM  All Stories Connect Panel Discussion:
Writing as a Vehicle for Social Change
Sponsored by PEN America
Lakeshore 2-4

9 – 10:30 AM         Session I

Objects May Be Closer: Activating Story Settings with Bryn ChancellorUniversity E
Sticks & Stones: Turning Grief Into Verse with Angelo Geter Welwyn
Manifesting Your Book in the World: Securing an Agent, Money, and Time with Brooke ShaffnerGlenwaters
Reality Lit: Substance, Structure, Style: Creative Nonfiction Master Class with Rebecca McClanahan University A
Building the World: Fiction Master Class with Aaron GwynUniversity B
So What’s the Use of Meter, Anyway?: Poetry Master Class with Morri CreechUniversity C
Manuscript Mart with Amy Bishop-Wycisk, Jamie Chambliss, Kristina Sutton Lennon, and Betsy ThorpeUniversity D
10:30 – 11 AMBreakLakeshore 1 / Foyer

11 AM – 12:30 PM         Session II

Greater than the Sum of the Parts (CNF) with Patrice GopoUniversity E
Into The Deep: Writing the Poem That Leaves Us Breathless with Junious “Jay” Ward Welwyn
Is Independent Publishing Right for You? with Kathy IzardGlenwaters
Creative Nonfiction Master Class with Rebecca McClanahan (cont.) University A
Fiction Master Class with Aaron Gwyn (cont.)University B
Poetry Master Class with Morri Creech (cont.)University C
Manuscript Mart with Amy Bishop-Wycisk, Jamie Chambliss, Kristina Sutton Lennon, and Betsy ThorpeUniversity D
12:30 – 1:30 PMLuncheon with “Digging Up Buried Stories” panel discussionLakeshore 2 – 4
1:30 – 2 PMNetwork Town Hall MeetingLakeshore 2 – 4
2 – 2:30 PMBreak

2:30 – 4:00 PM                        Session III

Making Messes: How Character & Plot Thrive on Mistakes with Amber Wheeler BaconUniversity E
Poetry and Its Paradoxes with John AmenWelwyn
The Writing Life: Lessons Learned from Bestselling Authors with Charlotte Readers Podcast (Sarah Archer, Hannah Larrew, and Landis Wade)Glenwaters
Creative Nonfiction Master Class with Rebecca McClanahan (cont.) University A
Fiction Master Class with Aaron Gwyn (cont.) University B
Poetry Master Class with Morri Creech (cont.)University C
Manuscript Mart with Amy Bishop-Wycisk, Jamie Chambliss, Kristina Sutton Lennon, and Betsy ThorpeUniversity D
4:00 – 4:30 PMBreakLakeshore I / Foyer
4:30 – 5:30 PMFaculty Readings
Sponsored by UNC Charlotte English
University E
Welwyn
Glenwaters
6 – 7 PMHappy Hour
Sponsored by Charlotte Lit
Lakeshore 1 / Foyer
7 – 8 PMNetwork Banquet featuring Saturday Literary Mystery
Lakeshore 2 – 4
8 – 9 PMOpen Mic Readings
Sponsored by the Charlotte Writers Club
University E
Welwyn
Glenwaters

Sunday, November 5

7:30 AM – 12 PM Registration, Book Sales, & Exhibit Tables Open Lakeshore Foyer / Midway
7:30 – 9 AMContinental Breakfast Available Lakeshore 1 / Foyer
8 – 9 AM  Brilliant at Breakfast Panel Discussion: Agents & Editors
Sponsored by NC Humanities
Lakeshore 2 – 4

9 – 10:30 AM               Session IV

Writing Atmospheric Fiction with Kelly MustianUniversity E
The Voice of the Poem with Julie FunderburkWelwyn
Working Through the Emotional Phases of Writing with Betsy ThorpeGlenwaters
We Know Your Why, Tell Your Who with Jennifer MoxleyUniversity B
Manuscript Mart with Amy Bishop-Wycisk, Jamie Chambliss, Kristina Sutton Lennon, and Betsy ThorpeUniversity D
10:30 – 11 AMBreakLakeshore I / Foyer

11 AM – 12:30 PM              Session V

Write Your Values with Misha Lazzara University E
Writing the Political Poem with A. E. HinesWelwyn
When Good Presses Go Bad with Tracy CrowGlenwaters
Stories are Medicine: Indigenous Storytelling in the Digital Age with Brittany Danielle HuntUniversity B
Manuscript Mart with Amy Bishop-Wycisk, Jamie Chambliss, Kristina Sutton Lennon, and Betsy ThorpeUniversity D
12:30 – 1 PMClosing ConversationLakeshore 2 – 4