The International Women’s Writing Guild

Summer Conference

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2020 Summer Conference Schedule

OPENING DAY: Friday, July 24

1:00 pm  Registration Opens
4:30 - 5:00 pm
 Meet & Greet
5:00 - 5:30 pm
 Newcomers Orientation
5:30 - 7:00 pm
 Dinner
7:30 - 9:00 pm
 Opening Ceremony


DAYTIME: Saturday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 29

7:00 am
Coffee
   
7:15 - 8:45 am
Breakfast
   
8:30 - 10:00 am
Workshop Session 1
   
      Non-fiction
From Memory to Meaning: Advanced Intensive in Writing Memoir**
Judy Huge
      Fiction
Story Structure Superpowers!
Cathleen O'Connor

    Poetry
Contemporary American Women Poets: Aracelis Girmay, Ada Limón and Layli Long Soldier* Vanessa Jimenez-Gabb
      Non-fiction
The Art of Memoir Writing
Maureen Murdock
      Poetry
The Art and Craft of Poetry: Surprise Yourself! Linda Leedy Schneider
10:00 - 10:15 am
Break    
10:15 - 11:45 am
Workshop Session 2
   

    Business/Tech
Path to Publication; Social Media Engagement: Build the Buzz 1; What Editors Want; Creating Memes & More; Legal Issues for Writers Caridad Pineiro, Lynne Barrett, Morgan Lett
      Non-fiction Finding Our Stories: Active Imagination Susan Tiberghien

    Multi-Genre One with Others and the Earth: A Post Modern Writing Workshop
June Gould
      Performance
So You Think Your Life’s A Movie? What’s Reel And What Isn’t?
Linda Bergman
      Multi-Genre
Silent No More: Writing from a Standpoint of Power
Jan Phillips & Cheing LaRon
      Mentor Program
TBA*
Nakia Hill
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
 Lunch    
1:00 - 2:30 pm
 Workshop Session 3
   
      Multi-Genre
Soul Collage
Judith Prest
      Poetry 
Going forth: Nostalgia and Memory Myra Shapiro

    Fiction
Kidlit 101
Jen Malone
      Non-fiction
The Nervicited Mule: Exploring Lyric Essay
Arielle Silver
      Multi-Genre
Storytelling A-Z: Afrofuturism to Zen
Dorothy Randall Gray
2:30 - 2:45 pm
Break
   
2:45 - 4:15 pm
Workshop Session 4
   
      Fiction
Advanced Fiction Intensive: A Path Through the Labyrinth**
Lynne Barrett
      Multi-Genre
The Writer's Path* Jan Gary
      Business/Tech
Building Your Platform While Writing Your Book; Steps to a Book Launch; Wordpress Paula Chaffee Scardamalia, Caridad Pineiro, Cathleen O’Connor
      Multi-Genre
Provoke Yourself: Make a Small Book of Writing Prompts in 5 Days
Suzi Banks Baum
      Poetry
Poetry, Protest, and Writing for Performance
Pamela Sneed
      Performance
Writing and Producing Your Short Play, Scene, or Monologue for the Stage (double session, ends at 5:45 p.m.)**
Kelly DuMar
4:15 - 4:30 pm
Break
   
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Workshop Session 5
   
      Non-fiction
From Memories to Memoir: Five Key Elements for Building Your Story Marsha McGregor
      Business/Tech
Social Media Engagement: Build the Buzz 2; Self-Publishing Primer; Legal Issues for Writers
Caridad Pineiro, Morgan Lett
      Critique Sessions
Memoir/NonFiction; Fiction (Sat. and Wed. only); Poetry
 
      Performance
Speaking in My Writer’s Voice: Performance Intensive**
Mel Ryane

* 3-day only workshop. Requires additional fee and pre-registration.
** Intensives require additional fee, pre-registration, and submission of work in advance of the conference.


CLOSING
DAY: Thursday, July 30

8:30 - 10:00 am Playwriting Intensive – Kelly DuMar
Business Track: Self Publishing Primer
Caridad Pineiro
Mentor Program Wrap-Up
Member Pop-Up: Make the Most of Your Membership
10:15 - 11:45 am
ScreenwritingLinda Bergman
Salon: Harnessing Creativity – Marisa Moks-Unger
Business Track: Building Your Platform While Writing Your Book – Paula Chaffee Scardamalia
Member Pop-Up – How to Form Your Own Writing Circle

 Noon-2 pm
Lunch and closing ceremony

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