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We are now a Sunday - Friday conference! Opening night will be Sunday, June 5, with keynote Rufi Thorpe!

Swirl2016 Conference Schedule

Sunday, June 5, 2016

12:00 pm - 6:30 pm Check-In
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Orientation, Welcome, Introductions
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm No Host Bar
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Opening Night Dinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Ross Macdonald Award
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Guest Speaker : Rufi Thorpe
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

Pirate Workshop (w/ John Reed)
Pirate Workshop (w/ Lorelei Armstrong)

Monday, June 6, 2016

8:00 am - 10:00 pm Bookstore/Lounge
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Morning Workshops [+]

Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel,Karen K. Ford
Finding Your Voice in Memoir Catherine Ann Jones
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshops [+]

Basic Fiction Duane Unkefer
Compelling Nonfiction Benjamin Sutherland
Crafting Short Stories Yvonne Nelson Perry
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Rewriting is Writing -- Discovering Your Inner Editor Melody Johnson Howe
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
Storytelling Walter Halsey Davis
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
The Way of Story Catherine Ann Jones
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm First Book Panel
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evening Break
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Guest Speaker : Gayle Lynds
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

Night Owl Nonfiction Michael Larsen
Pirate Workshop (w/ John Reed) John Reed
Pirate Workshop (w/ Lorelei Armstrong) Lorelei Armstrong

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

8:00 am - 10:00 pm Bookstore/Lounge
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Morning Workshops [+]

Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel,Karen K. Ford
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
The Villain Drives the Plot: Elements of Character Gayle Lynds
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshops [+]

Basic Fiction Duane Unkefer
Compelling Nonfiction Benjamin Sutherland
Crafting Short Stories Yvonne Nelson Perry
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Rewriting is Writing -- Discovering Your Inner Editor Melody Johnson Howe
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
Storytelling Walter Halsey Davis
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Agent/Editor Panel
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Wine & Cheese Party
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Guest Speaker : F. Paul Wilson
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

Night Owl Nonfiction Michael Larsen
Pirate Workshop (w/ John Reed) John Reed
Pirate Workshop (w/ Lorelei Armstrong) Lorelei Armstrong

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

8:00 am - 10:00 pm Bookstore/Lounge
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Morning Workshops [+]

Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel,Karen K. Ford
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
Surviving Rejection and the Business of Writing Ken Sherman
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshops [+]

Basic Fiction Duane Unkefer
Compelling Nonfiction Benjamin Sutherland
Crafting Short Stories Yvonne Nelson Perry
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Publishing and Self Agenting in the Literary Market Lucas Hunt
Rewriting is Writing -- Discovering Your Inner Editor Melody Johnson Howe
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
Storytelling Walter Halsey Davis
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Road to Publication...The Rest of the Story
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evening Break
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Guest Speaker : Aline Ohanesian
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

Night Owl Nonfiction Michael Larsen
Pirate Workshop (w/ John Reed) John Reed
Pirate Workshop (w/ Lorelei Armstrong) Lorelei Armstrong

Thursday, June 9, 2016

8:00 am - 10:00 pm Bookstore/Lounge
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Morning Workshops [+]

Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel,Karen K. Ford
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Part I - Story Beats Ara Grigorian
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshops [+]

Basic Fiction Duane Unkefer
Compelling Nonfiction Benjamin Sutherland
Crafting Short Stories Yvonne Nelson Perry
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Rewriting is Writing -- Discovering Your Inner Editor Melody Johnson Howe
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
Storytelling Walter Halsey Davis
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
Writing a Book Proposal Michael Larsen
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Guest Speaker : Jerry DiPego: 10 Writing Tips From the Trenches
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evening Break
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Guest Speaker : Monte Schulz
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

Night Owl Nonfiction Michael Larsen
Pirate Workshop (w/ John Reed) John Reed
Pirate Workshop (w/ Lorelei Armstrong) Lorelei Armstrong

Friday, June 10, 2016

8:00 am - 10:00 pm Bookstore/Lounge
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Morning Workshops [+]

Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel,Karen K. Ford
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Part II–Story Arc Ara Grigorian
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshops [+]

Basic Fiction Duane Unkefer
Compelling Nonfiction Benjamin Sutherland
Crafting Short Stories Yvonne Nelson Perry
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler
Rewriting is Writing -- Discovering Your Inner Editor Melody Johnson Howe
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
Storytelling Walter Halsey Davis
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Building Your Author Platform Panel
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SBWC Awards Banquet
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

Pirate Workshop (w/ John Reed) John Reed
Pirate Workshop (w/ Lorelei Armstrong) Lorelei Armstrong
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm SBWC Talent Show