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Schedule at a Glance

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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  [CLASS FULL]
Fiction Master Class: Radical Revision . . . with Xhenet Aliu [CLASS FULL]
Poetry Master Class: Writing by Ear (Beyond Rhyme) with Timothy O’Keefe  [CLASS FULL]
The Business of Books with Abby Freeland  
Formal or Free? (poetry) with Jefferson Holdridge 
Writing Dialogue that Snaps, Crackles & POPS! with Leslie Pietrzyk 
The Spirit of Place . . . (CNF) with Phoebe Zerwick 
Adapting Other Genres into Film with Nathan Ross Freeman 
12 – 1 PMLunch with an Author (or on your own)
Sponsored by Blair
1:15 – 2:15 PMFaculty Readings
Sponsored by Regal House Publishing

2:30 AM – 4:00 PM         Session II

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

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