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The Write Stuff Writers Conference(tm) 24 Events Over 3 days

  • 24 Mar 2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • 26 Mar 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center 300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA, 18017

Registration

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Juilene McKnight

Our Main Presenter and Keynote Speaker.


Member-Student / Non Member
Thursday $95 / $115
Friday $115 / $135
Saturday $135 / $155

Discount
for Full Conference
3 day Registration $295 / $315



Persons less than 18 years of age must be accompanied
by a parent or guardian.


Thursday Full Day Seminar
(Virtual - live at the hotel)
Lunch Included


Gabriela Pereira

The DIY MFA:

Do-It-Yourself
Master of Fine Arts In Writing

Here’s a secret: The typical MFA boils down to this:

Writing + Reading + Community = MFA

  • How to make writing a priority.
  • Boost your creativity.
  • Hone your craft and master writing techniques.
  • Discover tools to help you keep up your motivation.
  • Finish that project! 


12-12:45    Lunch (Included)
Networking Opportunities

Afternoon: DIY MFA Continued.


Thursday Night:
7:00-9:00 Writers Cafe in the Lehigh Room,
an informal discussion and read-and-critique session

All Write Stuff attendees are invited


Friday Workshops and Evening Events
(Lunch Included)

Morning:
Juilene McKnight

Pathways to Publishing:
A New Wilderness Journey

American publishing has both consolidated and expanded.  What was once the Big Six has now become the Not So Big Four and Kindle Direct Publishing has opened an indie world with its own advantages and disadvantages.  Meanwhile, mid-size publishing has stepped into the gap with hundreds of opportunities to publish as long as you are aware of what you will and won't receive.  Meanwhile, the United States is publishing more than 300,000 books per year and reading is up 35% since the pandemic began.  Much is new to know and we will explore these pathways and their perils, pitfalls and promises.

12-12:45    Lunch (Included)
Networking Opportunities

Afternoon:  Pathways to Publishing Continued


Friday Evening 

6:30-8:30  Page Cuts Critique 

LIMITED SEATING: Additional $10 

Anonymous read and critique with industry pros.

7:00-8:00 p.m. Evening Session: 

Foundations of a Story with Peggy Adamczyk

Great stories start with a solid foundation. Building a foundation comes from understanding the connections between the elements of plot. By taking your idea or premise we will use a simple technique called “Sphere of Influence” to build a unified story.


8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Social Gathering

Network with presenters and fellow authors over hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, conversation.

Sam Clemens may be here.



Saturday Activities

  • Choice of 18 Saturday Sessions & Workshops
  • Lunch & Keynote Address

  • Friday Night Social Gathering

  • Friday Night "Foundations of a Story" Session

  • Thursday Writers Cafe

Friday Night Page Cuts Critique, $10 fee

Saturday Workshops

Time

Cedar Crest

Muhlenberg

Lafayette


7:00
7:50

Check-in and Announcements in Lehigh Room

8:00
8:50

TBA

Juilene McKnight
The Craft of Writing

Gregory Frost
Three Acts
One Story:
Beginnings,


9:00
9:50 

TBA

Juilene McKnight
Storytelling

Gregory Frost:
Middles,


10:00
10:50

Sara Karnish
How to Put Research to Work in Your Writing

Lawrence Knorr
How to Self-Publish

Gregory Frost:
Ends!


 11:00
11:50

TBA

Lawrence Knorr
The Key Elements
of Book Design

Phil Giunta
Anatomy of a Compelling Short Story


12:00
1:30

Banquet in Salon A and B 
Juilene McKnight- Keynote:
"TBA" 

 

1:40
2:30

Sara Karnish
Cornering Your Market with Niche Publications

Lawrence Knorr
Create eBooks Quickly and Inexpensively

 Phil Giunta
Your Story is Perfect!
Well, Except...


2:40
3:30

Sara Karnish
Unconventional Freelancing:
Build a Career on Your Own Terms

Darrell Parry
How Poetry Builds Community

Phil Giunta
Time Management and Self- Care for Writers




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