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Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Keynote Address and Reception (Free Public Event)


6:00 pm: Reception and Early Registration


7:00 pm: Welcome by AOP Executive Director... Debra Torrence


7:10 pm: Presentation of Competition Winners... PWG Assistant Chairperson & Web-master,                      Louis Edwards    


7:30 pm: Overview of The Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate Project... Eileen Lettick


7:40 pm: Introduction of new Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate...                                                          Shelby Stephenson, North Carolina 2015-17 Poet Laureate


7:45 pm: Poetry reading... Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate 


8:00 pm: Keynote Address... Shelby Stephenson


9:00 pm: Book Signing in the gallery 




Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Conference Schedule


8:30 am: Registration and check-In

9:20 am: Welcome and introduction of panel, Sherri Hollister, PWG Chairperson

9:30 am – 10:30 am: Panel discussion: Shape Shifting Your Writing                                                                                      Marni Graff (Audiobooks)                                                                                                          Michael Colonnese (Editing and Revising)                                                                                  Bev Horvath (Screen Plays)


Morning Session 10:45 am – 12:15 pm 

        Pump Up the Volume Turning your work into Audible books... Marni Graff

        Readying Your Manuscripts for Market...Michael Colonnese

        Transforming your Manuscript into a Screenplay...Bev Horvath


Lunch Break 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm 

        Optional Lunch Discussion with publisher, Diane Taylor, Taylor Made Publishing


Early Afternoon Sessions 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

        Poetry... Malaika King Albrecht, Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate

        Adapting Your Prose into Graphic Novels...Micah Harris

        Inspirational Writing, Touching the Heart of Humanity... Angela Beach-Silverthorne


Late Afternoon Sessions 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm 

        Writing for Teens... Julia Day

        Chapter Books for Grown Ups... Robin Greene

        I published a book ... now what?... Becca Lamberaux


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