2017 Agenda

“I think the Sinclair Lewis Writers Conference in Sauk Centre is one of the best values going in the Midwest. It allows aspiring writers to plug in for a day with well-known authors and fellow book lovers. You’ll learn a lot, and it’s downright fun.”    -Will Weaver

The conference is open to all interested writers. Each participant will be able to choose three workshops and a panel discussion to attend (one hour each), plus the keynote speech. Lunch will be served to those registering up to three days before the conference and will give participants an opportunity to chat with other writers and with the presenters.

SCHEDULE

8:30 am REGISTRATION

9:15 am WELCOME and OVERVIEW

9:30 am PANEL DISCUSSION – Basics of Writing and Publishing

Faith Sullivan, Judith Guest, Lorna Landvik, Erik Hane

moderated by Jim Umhoefer

10:30 am BREAK

10:45 am SESSION ONE

  • Judith Guest: Writing a Screenplay
  • Lorna Landvik: Honor Your Imagination and Find the Fun in Writing
  • Erik Hane: Keys to a Strong Book Proposal

11:45 am LUNCH

12:45 pm KEYNOTE TALK

  • Faith Sullivan “Aim For Excellence: We’re All Genre Writers”

2:00 pm SESSION TWO

Each topic from Session One will be repeated

3:00 pm BREAK

3:15 pm SESSION THREE

Each topic from Session One will be repeated

4:30 pm Reception at the Palmer House Hotel (door prizes/cash bar)

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cleanwaterlandandlegacyThe Sinclair Lewis 2017 Writers Conference is made possible by the financial sponsorship of the following organizations: The Stearns History Museum, Minnesota National Bank of Sauk Centre, First State Bank of Sauk Centre, Central Minnesota Federal Credit Union, Stearns Electric Association, and the Sinclair Lewis Foundation. This activity is also made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Private donors include Pat Hanauer, Dick and Pat Lewis and Dave and Linda Simpkins. Sauk Centre Community Education is a co-sponsor of the event.


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3 thoughts on “2017 Agenda

  1. I have always wanted to learn more about writing. Is this a good event to attend to gain some insight on the craft? I haven’t anything written yet, but hope to learn from the presenters at this year’s conference.

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