2019 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, 2019

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, 2019

8:30 Welcome

9:00 Poetry (Richard Hague)

Historical Research (Sylvia Lynch)

10:15 Break

10:30 Nonfiction (Judy Goldman)

Fiction (Abigail DeWitt)

11:45 Lunch (on your own)


1:00 Writing for Young People (Stacy McAnulty)

Blogging (Georgann Eubanks)

2:15 Break

2:30 Turning Family into Narrative (Abigail DeWitt, Judy Goldman)

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, 2019

8:00 Annual Business Meeting (open to all)

8:20 Break

8:30 Writing for Young People (Stacy McAnulty)

Documentary Writing/Production (Georgann Eubanks)

9:45 Break

10:00 Fiction (Abigail DeWitt)

Nonfiction (Judy Goldman)

11:15 Lunch (on your own)


12:30 Poetry (Richard Hague)

Self-Publishing (Steven Womack)

1:45 Break

2:00 General Session (Judy Goldman)

3:15 Writing Prompt Session – All Genres

6:00 Reception

6:30 Banquet (Speaker: Richard Hague)

9:00 Hospitality Suite

10:00 Good Night

All meals are on your own (except the banquet, if you registered for the full conference). 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.