Attend Project Runway: Reaching for the Stars, Saturday, August 10, 2019
*Payment may be made via PayPal or by sending a check made out to: Pennwriters and sent to PO Box 685, Dalton, PA 18414
Fees: $80.00 Pennwriters Members, $100.00 Non Members, and $90.00 Students 18+
Location: Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Drive, Leesburg, VA
Sign in: 8:00 -9:00 AM
Presentations: 9:00 AM – Noon (two each hour)
Noon – 1:00 PM catered lunch
Presentations: 1:00-2:00 PM (two per hour)
Keynote Presentation with George Guidall 2:00-3:30 PM (Open to all)
Meet the Authors and Book Signing 3:30 PM-4:30 PM.
|New to Writing? What you don’t know about writing and publishing can hold you back. Attendees will learn about publishing for the first time including information on contracts, marketing dos and don’ts, how to start selling your book before it’s written, preparing for that exciting first book signing, and more. Bobbi Carducci||9:00-9:50||Poet as Writer Submitter and More: a discussion in which he and attendees learn from each other. Participants will be asked where they are in the process of writing, submitting, etc. Leading to a discussion of beneficial ways to meet their writing goals. Mike Lyle||9:00-9:50|
|Compass Point Plotting: Compass point plotting offers direction without detail. You set several key points for your story, take a compass reading, and set out to see what you discover between here and there. You’ll have all the joy of unexpected surprises without the risk of getting lost. Sarah Loudin Thomas||10:00-10:50||Article Writing – Give It a Try! Article writing can help you hone your skills, explore new topics, and expand options. From internet to print media, the field is wide open. This presentation will share tips and lessons learned to help you succeed writing articles. Diane Helentjaris||10:00–10:50|
|Place as Character – Strong Settings: The setting for my novels–Appalachia–is practically its own character. Let’s discuss tips and techniques for making your setting as strong as your story no matter where you place your characters. Come ready to discuss your own setting and what you can do to make it come alive for your readers. Sarah Loudin Thomas||11:00–11:50||Using Psychology to Flesh Out Your Character’s Traits: What makes one character loyal and another character dishonest? Do we really know our characters in our stories? Writing stories with realistic characters can be difficult at times, but knowing a bit of psychology can help. Ms. Apostolides will describe several character traits that we possess (good and bad) and that can be used toward defining our characters in our stories. Patty Apostolides||11:00–11:50|
|12:00 -1:00 Lunch – Meeting Room A|
|Researching for Success: The tools of research are varied and go beyond what you can learn through Google. Whether your book is fiction or nonfiction much can be learned through your local historical association, old newspapers, courthouse records and personal interviews, to name a few. The more you understand the actual time period, the more the book begins to write itself. Jesse Russell||1:00–1:50||Writing for Artists: Artists often are required to write artist statements, bios, exhibition statements, gallery proposals. Who are you as an artist? Where do your ideas come from? How do your choices of media and process inform your art? This interactive workshop will start you on the path to writing rich, concise statements that enhance viewer’s understanding of you and your work. Elizabeth (Betsy) Allen||1:00–1:50|
|2:00 – 3:30 Meeting Room C and B–Presentation Open to All Presenters and Attendees|
|Widely recognized as the world’s most acclaimed and most prolific narrator of audiobooks, George Guidall has brought a consistent artistry to his readings, delighting listeners for over 20 years. His narrations of classics like Crime and Punishment, Frankenstein, The Iliad, Don Quixote, and Les Miserables, along with many popular best sellers, have set a standard for excellence recognized throughout the audiobook industry. Audiophile Magazine has named him one of the original “Golden Voices” in the audiobook industry. He has been honored by the Audio Publishers Association with a life-time achievement award for his record of more than 1,300 unabridged narrations.
Along with his award-winning work as an audiobook narrator, Guidall has also enjoyed a career in the theatre, including starring roles on Broadway, an Obie award for best performance Off-Broadway, and has shared the stage at the New York Shakespeare Festival with Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman, and Meryl Streep. In addition to TV dramas such as Law & Order, he has appeared on most of the daytime television series.
Schedule Subject to Change – In the Event of Changes, Updated Schedule Will be in Registration Packet