2024 Annual Conference Schedule

Workshops listed at the same time are concurrent.
All times are Eastern Daylight Time.
Schedule is subject to change.

PM THURSDAY, April 4, 2024

5:00 Early Registration
6:00 Kickoff reception (heavy hors d’oeuvres): Sponsor
Recognition & Introductions, Presenter Previews
8:30 Hospitality Suite opens
10:00 Good Night

AM FRIDAY, April 5, 2024

8:30 Welcome
9:00 Poetry (Susan O’Dell Underwood)
Writing for Magazines (Fred Sauceman)
10:15 Break
10:30 Fiction (Pamela Schoenewaldt)
Young People’s Literature (Susan Eaddy)
11:45 Lunch (on your own)


1:00 Nonfiction (Jim Minick)
Social Media for Writers (Steve Wildsmith)
2:15 Break
2:30 The Ins and Outs of Submissions and Contest Entries (Denton Loving)
3:45 Break
4:00 Open Readings
5:15 Workshop leaders’ book signings in Writers Block
6:00 Dinner (on your own)
8:00 Readings: Workshop Leaders
9:00 Hospitality Suite
10:00 Good Night

AM SATURDAY, April 6, 2024

8:00 Annual Business Meeting (open to all)
8:20 Break
8:30 Young People’s Literature (Susan Eaddy)
Nonfiction (Jim Minick)
9:45 Break
10:00 Fiction (Pamela Schoenewaldt)
Confronting Imposter Syndrome for Writers (Chrissie Anderson Peters/Sharon Shadrick/Sharon Waters)
11:15 Lunch (on your own)


12:30 Poetry (Susan O’Dell Underwood)
Healing Pain with Your Pen (Rhea Carmon)
1:45 Break
2:00 General Session (Jim Minick)
3:15 Writing Prompt Session – All Genres
6:00 Reception
6:30 Banquet (Speaker: Susan O’Dell Underwood)
9:00 Hospitality Suite
10:00 Good Night

All meals except for the banquet are on your own. Coffee, tea, and lemonade will be available in the bookstore. Water is available in all sessions.

The Writers Block bookstore is open all day on Friday and until noon on Saturday. Books by our presenters and other TMW members are available in the bookstore. Please consider donating gently used books for sale in our used books section. Proceeds go to the Don Scalf Memorial Scholarship Fund.