Weekend Schedule

CROSSROADS WRITERS WEEKEND 2012

 

Friday, October 5, 2012 – Freelancers Summit

Noon to 3pm – Registration opens

1pm – 2:15pm – Freelancers Talk Block – Plenary (Magnolia ABC) – Emcee: Chris Horne

  • Charles Bethea, freelance writer for GQ, The New Yorker, Atlanta Magazine
  • Susannah Breslin, freelance journalist for Details, Newsweek, Harper’s, Salon
  • Annabelle Carr, editor of Savannah Magazine
  • Kevin Maurer, author of “Gentlemen Bastards,” and co-author of “No Easy Day”
  • Mitch Weiss, Pulitzer Prize winner and co-author of “No Way Out”

2:30pm – 3:15pm – Speak Easy Sessions

Magnolia A: Magazine Writing (Moderator: Angel Collins)

  • Annabelle Carr, Charles Bethea

Magnolia B: Writing for the Web (Moderator: Chris Horne)

  • Susannah Breslin, Leila Regan-Porter

Magnolia C: Turning Your Stories into Books (Moderator: Rick Hutto)

  • Kevin Maurer, Mitch Weiss

3:30pm – 4:15pm – Breakout sessions 1

  • Magnolia A: Leila Regan-Porter Moderator: Heather Braun
  • Magnolia B: Rhett Thomas Moderator: Y-O Latimore
  • Magnolia C: Joe Kovac Moderator: Chris Horne

4:30pm – 5:15pm – Breakout sessions 2

  • Magnolia B: Rhett Thomas Moderator: Angel Collins
  • Magnolia C: Joe Kovac Moderator: Chris Horne

7:30pm – Reception for Freelancers Summit

 

Saturday, October 6, 2012 – Writers Conference

7:30am to noon – Registration opens

8:30am-9:45am – TALK BLOCK 1 – plenary in Ballroom BCDE (Emcee: Chris Horne)

  • Kevin Coval – poet, author of “L-vis Lives,” co-founder “Louder Than a Bomb”
  • Sarah Domet – author of “90 Days to Your Novel”
  • Ravi Howard – author of “Like Trees, Walking”
  • Johanna Ingalls – editor at Akaskic Books
  • Chuck Wendig – author of “Blackbirds,” “Mockingbird,” “500 Ways to Be a Better Writer”

10am – 10:45am – Speak Easy Sessions

  • Rm 303 – Creative Nonfiction (Moderator: Ann Smith) Rosemary Daniell, Ann Smith, Kevin Maurer
  • Rm 308 – Poetry (Moderator: Kevin Cantwell) Robert Perry Ivey, Kevin Coval, Kevin Cantwell
  • Rm 309 – Scripts (Moderator: Sherry Williamson) Chuck Wendig, Robert Venditti, Sherry Williamson
  • Rm 312 – Publishing (Moderator: Rick Hutto) Johanna Ingalls, Carrie Howland, Lauren Morrill
  • Ballroom – Fiction (Moderator: Chris Horne) Adam Mansbach, Bernice McFadden, Sarah Domet, Chris Baty

11am – 11:45am – Breakout Sessions 1

  • Ballroom – Rosemary Daniell – memoirist, writing coach (Moderator: Julie Bragg)
  • Rm 303 – Nathan Edmondson – comic books/screenplays (Moderator: Rhett Thomas)
  • Rm 308 – Lauren Morrill – Young Adult fiction (Moderator: Josephine Bennett)
  • Rm 309 – Robert Perry Ivey – Southern literature/poetry (Moderator: Stephanie Robinson)
  • Rm 312 – Emilie Bush – a Guide to Self-Publishing (Moderator: Shane Trayers)

Noon – 1:15pm – Lunch in the Ballroom (Introduction: Heather Dudley)

  • Keynote: Chris Baty, founder of NaNoWriMo, author of “No Plot? No Problem!”

1:30pm – 2:45pm – TALK BLOCK 2 – plenary in Ballroom BCDE (Emcee: Chris Horne)

  • Delilah S. Dawson – author of “Wicked as They Come”
  • Carrie Howland – agent at Donadio and Olson
  • Adam Mansbach – author of “Go the F*** to Sleep,” “Angry Black White Boy”
  • Bernice McFadden – author of “Gathering of Waters,” “Sugar”
  • Robert Venditti – creator of “Surrogates,” writer of “X-O Manowar”

3:00pm – 3:45pm – Speak Easy sessions 2

  • Rm 303 – Creative Nonfiction (Moderator: Julie Bragg) Rosemary Daniell, Susannah Breslin, Rick Hutto
  • Rm 308 – Poetry (Moderator: Anya Silver) Robert Perry Ivey, Anya Silver, Kevin Coval
  • Rm 309 – Scripts (Moderator: Phillip Ramati) Adam Mansbach, Margaret South, Nathan Edmondson
  • Rm 312 – Publishing (Moderator: Rick Hutto) Johanna Ingalls, Emilie Bush, Mark Jolley
  • Ballroom – Fiction (Moderator: J. Shawn Durham) Ravi Howard, Chuck Wendig, Delilah Dawson, Lauren Morrill

4:00pm – 4:45pm – Breakout Sessions 2

  • Rm 303 – A frank talk about publishing – (Moderator: Chip Rogers) – Carrie Howland, Marc Jolley, Johanna Ingalls, Emilie Bush
  • Rm 308 – Margaret South – screenwriter (Moderator: Sherry Williamson)
  • Rm 309 – Anya Silver – poet “Author of The Ninety-Third Name of God” (Moderator: Sarah Gerwig)
  • Rm 312 – Christina Ranallo – the Hero’s Journey (Moderator: Betsy Stimpert)

5pm – Final announcements, awards, whatnot – Ballroom

7:30pm – Writers reception (for Storyteller Deluxe & Wordsmith MegaSupreme Registrants)

 

Sunday, October 7, 2012 – Book Fair

Doors open at noon

The fun stuff for the kids starts at 1pm.

Readings, book signings and fun stuff with…

  • Emilie Bush – children’s author of “Her Majesty’s Explorer”
  • Rhonda Singletary – children’s author of “Project Dreams”
  • Ann Smith – writer, speaker
  • J. Shawn Durham – author of “Broke Brothers’ Revolution”
  • Open mic
  • And several writers signing books