Posted by: Kerry Gans | June 11, 2017

Philadelphia Writers’ Conference – Day Three

I was not at the conference today. I attended BooksNJ in Paramus instead. Just like life to schedule the ONLY two book-related events I’ve had in months on the same weekend, isn’t it?

I do know that had I attended today, the day would have been heavily marketing oriented. Sheree Bykofsky’s class rotated around why you need an agent and how to find one. Denise Camacho dissected our taglines, loglines, and elevator pitches. Diane Arrelle would be a bit of a break as we read aloud some short works we wrote for homework. Finally, Erin Entrada Kelly walked us through the publishing process.

After the workshops ended at 4:15, the Awards Banquet was scheduled, then everyone would stagger off home, their brains bursting with new information and new inspiration.

See you all next year!


9 AM

MASTER CLASS – Flash Fiction Fabulous – Cathy Colborn

MASTER CLASS – Adapting the Thriller – From Novel to Movie – Robert Blake Whitehill

9:30 AM

Five Reasons You Need an Agent – Sheree Bykofsky

To Reveal or Conceal – Day 2 – Therese Halshceid

Three Day Workshops

11 AM

Creating Characters Readers will Love – Austin Camacho

Breaking through the Abstract – Peter Murphy

How to get Published – Denise Camacho

Storytelling Craft for Journalists, Memoirists & Other Non-fiction Writers – Sally Grotta

1:30 PM

Thrilled to Death – Jon McGoran

The Good, the Bad, and the Truth of Writing and Selling Memoir – Doreen McGettigan

Tempest in a Teacup: Writing the Short Short Story – Diane Arrelle

Screenwriting: Challenging the Odds – James Breckenridge

3:00 PM

Using Fiction to Capture Truth – Harriet Millan

The Fundamentals of Writing KidLit – Erin Entrada Kelly

Non-Fiction: The Newspaper Column as Magical Mystery Tour – Thom Nickels

Turn Toward Me: Writing Social Commentary in Poetry – Chrys Tobey

4:15 – Awards Banquet (WINNERS CAN BE SEEN HERE)



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