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Schedule with Room Assignments

Schedules subject to change 

Saturday, April 22

8 – 9 AMRegistration OpenMHRA Lobby
8:30 AM -5 PMExhibits and Book Sales OpenMHRA Lobby
9 – 10 AM  Keynote Address by Michael ParkerCurry Auditorium

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM         Session I

Creative Nonfiction Master Class: Shaping Life Into Art with James Tate Hill  Room 1304
Fiction Master Class: Radical Revision . . . with Xhenet Aliu Room 1207
Poetry Master Class: Writing by Ear (Beyond Rhyme) with Timothy O’Keefe  Room 1206
The Business of Books with Abby Freeland  Room 1215
Formal or Free? (poetry) with Jefferson Holdridge Room 1211
Writing Dialogue that Snaps, Crackles & POPS! with Leslie Pietrzyk Room 1214
The Spirit of Place . . . (CNF) with Phoebe Zerwick Room 1204
Adapting Other Genres into Film with Nathan Ross Freeman Room 1208
12 – 1 PMLunch with an Author (or on your own)
Sponsored by Blair
Lunch with an Author Registrants: See author meeting place assigned to you on your personalized schedule.
1:15 – 2:15 PMFaculty Readings I & II
Sponsored by Regal House Publishing
Rooms 1214 & 1215
See below for reader locations.
Faculty Reading I (Room 1214)Xhenet Aliu
Nathan Ross Freeman
James Tate Hill
Jefferson Holdridge
Zelda Lockhart
Faculty Reading II (Room 1215)Timothy O’Keefe
M. Randal O’Wain
Jacob Paul
Leslie Pietrzyk
Phoebe Zerwick

2:30 AM – 4:00 PM         Session II

Creative Nonfiction Master Class with James Tate Hill (cont.) Room 1304
Fiction Master Class with Xhenet Aliu (cont.) Room 1207
Poetry Master Class with Timothy O’Keefe (cont.) Room 1206
Before You Publish That Book: The Key to Pre-Sales with Zelda Lockhart Room
Writing the Ancestors (all-genre) with Jacinta V. White Room
Bringing Conflict to the Frame: Managing Multiple Timelines (prose) with Jacob Paul Room
The Fantastical Fact. . . in Memoir with M. Randal O’Wain Room
Ten Reasons Why Screenplays Fail . . . with Dana Coen Room
4:30 – 5:30 PMOpen Mic Readings I  
Open Mic Readings II
Sponsored by Written Word Media
Sign up at the registration table 
Rooms 1214 & 1215
5:45 – 6:45 PMSlush Pile Live!
Sponsored by Katie Winkler and Teach. Write.
Rooms 1214 ONLY