Writing Our Way Forward
July 22 - 24, 2021

This 3-day event will provide connection, inspiration and learning from a range of instructors and keynote speakers - some new to the Guild and some already part of the Guild faculty. Sessions will include author panels, agent/editor panels, pitch appointments, a variety of  workshops, raffles, Open Mics, and reading from our most recent issue of Network. 

For one fee, get access to a variety of sessions.  Be sure to sign up for agent appointments (2-pitch maximum) during registration!  Once you register, you will receive an email with information on accessing all workshops and scheduling agent appointments. 

Featured Keynotes:
Sylvia Mendoza | Sonali Dev | Aine Greaney

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Members $99 / Non-members $125

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Featured Keynotes

Sylvia Mendoza
http://www.sylvia-mendoza.com/

Disneyland, Death Row, and Daring Latinas:
A Writer's Journey

Sonali Dev
https://sonalidev.com/

Using Writing to Navigate Silence, Confessions of a Chatterbox

Aine Greaney
http://www.ainegreaney.com/

Writing for Joy


Workshops for Thursday, July 22

Breakout Rooms:

  • Non Fiction Revisions Circle
  • Keynote Discussion Group

  • Plottr Demo
  • Agents & Editors pitches (8 mins)


Workshops:

THE THINGS WE CARRY

 Heather Summerhayes Cariou, BFA, MS


TACKLING REVISION - FICTION/NONFICTION
Kristina Ryan Tate


VISIBILITY & MARKETING

Laurie Cooper


Workshops for Friday, July 23

Breakout Rooms:


  • Young Members Discussion
  • Keynote Discussion Group


  • Autocrit Demo
  • Agents and Editors


Workshops:

Mindful Stretch 
 
Yael Flusberg


Agent Panel


HOW TO CHOOSE PUBLICATIONS FOR YOUR POETRY
Trish Hopkinson


INTRODUCTION TO POETRY COMICS AND GRAPHIC NARRATIVE
Caits Meissner

MINDMAPPING
Misty Simon

MICRO TO MEMOIR: YOUR LIFE IN 200 WORDS OR LESS
 Linda Lowen



Workshops for Saturday, July 24

Breakout Rooms:



  • Challenged Voices
  • Keynote Discussion Group


  • Poetry Revision
  • Agents and Editors


Workshops:

Mindful Stretch 
Yael Flusberg



New Author Panel


POETRY REVISIONS 
Kisha Foster

HOW TO CREATE REALISTIC WRITING GOALS (AND STICK TO THEM!)
Sarra Cannon

FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCTS, WRITE WHAT YOU FIND: CRAFTING THE PERSONAL ESSAY
Marsha McGregor



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