Please Note: this information is from last year's Institute. Save the date: the 2013 Writers' Institute will be held April 12, 13, and 14.
Schedule and Workshops
- Friday, April 13th detailed schedule
- Saturday, April 14th detailed schedule
- Download the workshop choices menu.
- Download the registration form.
Sunday morning, April 15, 2011
9:00 - 10:30 am
3AB01: Critique Group-Laurel Yourke
3AC01: Nonfiction Critique Group-Laurie Scheer
3AD01: Critique Group- Bridget Birdsall
Advanced Critiques (30 minutes each)
3BF01-3BF03: Advanced Critiques with Christine DeSmet
3BN01-3BN03: Advanced Critiques with Christopher Mohar
Agent Private Pitches (8 minutes each)
3DF01-3DF11 Private Pitch with Gordon Warnock
Creative Bypasses and Detours for Better Driving with Brendan Sullivan
This session will expose participants to at least several exercises and tools to enhance creativity in one's creative and career management process. Detours and excursions are often the best routes to creative breakthroughs in process and career. The class will experientially explore some evocative tools to "get around to it". Tools explored will include: Visual Explorer, Visualization, Forced Connections and Improvisation. There will be some creative output and report back to the group.
Publishing in the Post-Paper World – John Vorhaus
Today’s publishing world is a classic bad news/good news proposition for writers. The bad news is that fewer and fewer publishers are buying books, even from authors with decent track records. The good news is that available technology puts publishing in the hands of every author. It’s easy and inexpensive to get eBooks published on Amazon and other platforms. Yet it is daunting. In this informative and inspiring workshop, John Vorhaus will tell you how he’s using the new model to change his market – his sales target – from major publishing houses to individual readers. Topics include mastering the technology of eBook publishing, creating cover art, doing audio books and promoting your work. We’ll also cover such inner-game subjects as the fear of selling, the stigma of self-publishing and “legacy thinking.” If you’re ready to grab the digital publishing world with both hands, this is the workshop for you.
12:30 Conference Concludes