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Thursday, October 10th - Sunday, October 13th, 2019

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 Thursday 10/10/19 - All Day 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Master Class - The Compass of Character: Creating Complex Motivation for Compelling Characters in Fiction and Non-Fiction - David Corbett

Character Handout
- Handout


 Friday 10/11/19

 Oak Room 1 Oak Room 2 Azalea Room

Writing Biography as Creative Nonfiction

Stories from the Homefront

Letting Your Subject Find You

The Misadventures of a Newly Published Author

What Did You do in the War, Granny? Why US WW2 HIStory Should Include More HERstory

The Romanovs in Historical Fiction: Revolution and Popular Imagination

Changing Perceptions of Selfhood

Changing Perceptions of Selfhood OUTLINE - Handout

History of Place

Lunch (on your own)

Historic and Fantastic Trees in America

From Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl to Beloved: How Historical Novels Can Help Interpret African American History

Iatromathematics: The Eighth Liberal Art

Screenwriting: How to Adapt Your Story for the Screen

Language and Culture: The Seed of Language

A Genre Bending Manuscript: How to Pitch a Duck Out of Water!

Story to Stage: Tools for Aspiring Playwrights and Fiction Writers

Give Your Characters Voice

Creating Historical Fiction: The Union of the Novelist with the Historian
7:00-10:00 pm
Pizza Night!
Writing After Dark

 Join us for drinks, laughter, prompts, writing, and getting to know each other!
 Saturday 10/12/19


How to Pitch

The historical creative nonfiction conundrum: She doesn’t have heterochromia iridium; I made that up, so is that lying?


How Far Can a Horse Walk in a Day?


Plenary Session: The Good Bad Man: —The American West’s Contribution to Antihero History
The Brief History of the Antihero- Handout


Making the Leap from Military Writing to Historical Nonfiction
Getting Beyond Slavery: Free African Communities Prior to the Civil War
My Book is Written, Now What? Understanding Today's Publishing Options

Discovery Through Multi-genre Writing: How to Use Poetry and Playwriting to Develop Characterization, Conflict, & Plot in Fiction

Self-Publishing: How to do it Right!

Plants are Characters Too!
 Writing Across Genres: Chinese-Mexican Ties and Chinese Expulsion from Mexico in Nonfiction and Fiction  Explore and Enliven History Through Poetry
Awards Dinner

6 - 9 p.m.

 9:00 PM 

Bedtime Stories - Join us as we tell our stories, drink, laugh and celebrate all we have learned.
 Sunday 10/13/19
Who wants to buy my book? How to Develop a Media Savvy Marketing Plan
And for Homework… Historical Fiction for Children and Adolescents

HWA - How to Get Involved!