2018 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.

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JOIN US FOR COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS: Friday, October 5

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CONFERENCE GENERAL SCHEDULE (October 6)

8:30 am REGISTRATION

9:15 am WELCOME and OVERVIEW

9:30 am SESSION ONE

Elisa Korenne: Crazy About Character Writing

Andy Cummings: Book Publishing Today

Betty Jean Steinshouer: Conversation with Willa Cather

10:30 am BREAK

10:45 am SESSION TWO

Each topic from Session One will be repeated

11:45 am LUNCH

12:45 pm KEYNOTE TALK: Will Weaver

Sinclair Lewis, Willa Cather and You: The Courage to Write”

2:00 pm SESSION THREE

Each topic from Session One will be repeated

3:00 pm BREAK

3:15 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Basics or Writing and Publishing

Will Weaver, Elisa Korenne, Andy Cummings and Betty Jean Steinshouer; moderated by Jim Umhoefer

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

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The Sinclair Lewis 2018 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. The conference is also made possible, in part, by a grant from the Central MN Arts Board with funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature from its general fund. Private donors include Pat Hanauer and Dick and Pat Lewis. Sauk Centre Community Education is a co-sponsor of the event.


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4 thoughts on “2018 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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  2. Sauk Centre author/artist Bill McDonald has written AND illustrated a book of humorous essays and short stories entitled “The Coasts of Minnesota!” Published by Polaris Publications.

    Due to ill health, the author will not be able to attend the conference. But I will be there in his absence, with signed copies of the book for sale!

    I will have a copy ready for YOU! While reading this book, you will laugh so hard that your socks will fall down! Guaranteed!

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