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The Storyteller

Idaho Writers Conference

May 20-21, 2022

Boise Centre
850 W Front St, Boise, ID



What does it take to make a great story?

Who are the storytellers?

What's your story?

What story can you tell?



Program

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022

MAIN STAGE: 9:00 AM

  • How to be awkward (and other tips for aspiring writers): Amanda Turner
  • The importance of stories in non-fiction: Kevin Mullani
  • How to survive and thrive as a storyteller: Jennifer Dornbush

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS: 10:30-11:45 AM

  • Digital marketing for authors: Michaelbrent Collings
  • Practicing pitchcraft: Katharine Sands
  • Writing page-turning tension: Carrie Stuart-Parks

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (note times):

  • 9:45-11:45 AM: Crash course crime writing from the trenches of Hollywood, part 1: Jennifer Dornbush
  • 10:30-11:45 AM: Getting readers: Katharine Sands
  • 10:30-11:45 AM: Plotting basics, even if you've never plotted before: Troy Lambert


LUNCH WITH PRESENTERS: 12:00-1:45 PM

Sherry Briscoe, Johnny Worthen, Kate Baray, Patricia Marcantonio, Jennifer Dornbush, Cristen Iris, Katharine Sands, Tiffany Rosenhan

LUNCH WITH PRESENTERS: 12:00-1:45 PM

Michaelbrent Collins, Lance Thompson, Carrie Stuart-Parks, Troy Lambert, Kevin Mullani, Amanda Orozco, Amanda Bonilla, Connie Weidel


CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS: 2:00-3:15 PM

  • Ghost writing-capturing the spirit: Lance Thompson
  • Deeper reading for deeper writing-intro to deconstruction: Johnny Worthen
  • Writing the cozy mystery: Sherry Briscoe

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (note times):

  • 1:00-3:00 PM: Crash course crime writing, part 2: Jennifer Dornbush
  • 2:00-3:15 PM: Which publishing model is right for you: Cristen Iris
  • 2:00-3:15 PM: Writing to theme: Johnny Worthen

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS: 3:30-4:45 PM

  • Supersonic book marketing techniques: Kevin Mullani
  • Getting started in self-publishing and why you should: Troy Lambert
  • The business of series writing in genre fiction: Kate Baray

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (note times):

  • 3:15-5:15 PM: Crash course crime writing, part 3: Jennifer Dornbush
  • 3:30-4:45 PM: First writes to last rights: Agent/editor panel
  • 3:30-4:45 PM: Researching history-daunting challenge and fun: Patricia Marcantonio

MAIN STAGE: 5:00 PM

  • From story weaving to novelist: Carrie Stuart-Parks
  • The power of creativity and perseverance: Tiffany Rosenhan

MAIN STAGE: 5:20 PM

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER-Telling stories from our heart: John Roedel
  • Closing: Sherry Briscoe

RECEPTION: 6:00 PM

  • Reception and contest awards announced

RECEPTION: 6:30 PM

  • Reception and door prize raffle baskets given out

FRIDAY MEETUPS: 7:00 PM

Genre, Mystery/Thriller/Suspense, Non-fiction, Screenwriting, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, YA/Children's Lit

SATURDAY MEETUPS: 7: 30 PM

Genre, Mystery/Thriller/Suspense, Non-fiction, Screenwriting, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

AND THERE'S MORE!

Agent pitches: Amanda Orozco, Katharine Sands

Editor Consultations: Amanda Bonilla, Cristen Iris, Kevin Mullani, Stacey Smekofske

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