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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Registration Information

Members $99 / Non-members $125

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2 Pitches for $25 /8-Minute Pitches

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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


Agents 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



Sage Writers Panel


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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