the Crossroads 2013 Schedule

the Crossroads 2013 Schedule

Hello friends, sorry it took us so long. There was just a lot of awesome to cram into one weekend. When you’re looking it over, remember how the registration works: Short Story ticket gets you in just the Saturday daylight sessions Pen & Paper gets you into Friday and Saturday’s sessions (and it includes lunch) Storyteller Deluxe gets you in Friday, Saturday and Sunday sessions plus your lunch on Saturday and two after-hours socializing events and the new Crossroads shirt. DOWNLOAD PDFs: FRIDAY SCHEDULE | SATURDAY SCHEDULE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4   1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Welcome & Keynote by Delilah Dawson   1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Breakout Block 1 Room A – Writing Stories about Ordinary People – Ed Grisamore Room B – Freelancing – Anabelle Carr Room C – Never Say No: Building A Portfolio In The Gig Economy – Rhett Thomas   2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Breakout Block 2 Room A – If Writing Is Easy, You Ain’t Doing It Right – Joe Kovac Room B – The Writer/Editor Collaboration – Marc Jolley Room C – Writing Stories That Will Sell – Nathan Edmondson   3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Breakout Block 3 Room A – Digital Storytelling – Tim Regan-Porter Room B – Fiction Writing and Promotion – Shawn Durham Room C – Literary Agent Q&A – Carrie Howland   4:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. – FREE TIME   6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Author’s Avenue: Readings, Signings, Music & More in Downtown Macon   8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Social Hour for Authors & Storyteller Deluxe Ticket Holders  ...
What’s the “Short Story” ticket?

What’s the “Short Story” ticket?

You have spoken and we have listened. Several of our folks said they can’t get off work early on Friday and they wanted a Saturday-only ticket, which is what we’ve just created: the “Short Story” ticket. Now, for just $99, you can get into all our daytime Saturday sessions, panels and talks. Unfortunately, the Short Story ticket doesn’t include the lunch voucher and it won’t get you into our special sessions on Friday and Sunday, but if you’re on a tight schedule and need to keep a close eye on your budget, this is a deal that’s hard to beat. And stay tuned… the full schedule comes out...

Location, location, location!

Where is the Crossroads Writers Conference? This year, the conference returns to the Macon, Georgia campus of Mercer University. A lot has changed around the college since we were last there. Namely, the growth of Mercer Village, which features a great little coffee shop Jittery Joe’s, a Barnes and Noble, and some great places to grab a bite: Ingleside Village Pizza, Francar’s Wings, Margarita’s Mexican Grill and Fountain of Juice. Don’t forget the large and lovely Tattnall Square Park next door, so if you need a few minute to wander around and collect your thoughts, you can find solitude there. To find your way to Mercer University, just click here, hit “get directions” and type in your address. Is there an official hotel for us to stay in this year? Yep! The brand spankin’ new Holiday Inn North is the official hotel of the Wordy South. They have writer-friendly rates (get a great discount off their regular prices when you ask for the Crossroads Writers room deal), a great bar for after-hours hanging out and we’ll run a shuttle from the hotel to the conference to make sure you get where the other word nerds are. Wait… where is Macon, Georgia? Right smack dab in the middle of the state, about an hour and a half south of Atlanta and about three hours west of Savannah, conveniently situated on I-75 and I-16. The cool part is that Macon has long been a little creative haven that has been home to a variety of writers, musicians, filmmakers and artists who have make a global impact with their work. We’re talking...