Writers Conference

Carmack Community Room

Mark Doty, poet and memoirist, kicks off the 2017 Writers Conference. Mark Doty is the author of nine books of poetry, three memoirs and a book about craft and criticism. Books available for purchase through the Friends Bookstore at Central Resource Library. Refreshments served.

Register once (appreciated but not required) for the entire Writers Conference and come and go as you please. Separate registrations are required to attend any of the ...

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Join us in celebration of all things writing. From meeting published authors and accomplished editors to getting in-depth feedback and insider knowledge, this conference has something for everyone.

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Carmack Community Room

Everyone knows poetry with its distinct sounds and rhythms is meant to be read aloud. But what if you've never spoken in front of a crowd? Eve Brackenbury, poet and bookseller, will lead participants in practicing to read poetry out loud. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Pickard Conference Room

You can't go to a writers conference without actually writing at the conference, can you? Join me for a series of prompts with encouragement from your fellow attendees. Listen to the prompt, write for a set amount of time, share your work by reading it aloud (if you want), listen to other attendees, and repeat. The number of prompts depends on who wants to share their work. All genres welcome. Seating is first-come, first-served for this session.

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Bring twelve copies of three, double-spaced, single-sided writing for a group critique. Facilitated by Jim Doering. 

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