8th Annual Gulf Coast Writers Conference
2nd Annual Florida Noir Festival
2007 Draft Schedule

8:30 a.m.
Registration

9:00 a.m.
Sarzin Lecture Hall
Welcome / Hypergraphia — There is Help!
Michael Lister

9:30 a.m.
Sarzin Lecture Hall
Reading Minds: Interiority in Film Noir and Literature
Lynn Wallace

Room 16
Writing the Region: Place as Character
Ted Simmons, Deborah LeBlanc, Jack Saunders

Room 17
How to write a synopsis of your novel or nonfiction book
Anne Petty

10:30 a.m.
Sarzin Lecture Hall
Let’s Get It On: Sensuality and Sexuality on the Page
Michael Lister, Lynn Wallace, Benjamin LeRoy, Jack Saunders

Room 16
Don’t Write What You Know / Close Enough Never Is: Getting it Right Through Research
Mike Brim, Ted Simmons

Room 17
How to Find a Literary Agent
Cricket Freeman (The August Agency)

11:30
Sarzin Lecture Hall
Publishing 101
Benjamin LeRoy of Bleak House Books interviewed by Michael Lister

Room 16
Today’s Alternative Publishing Options
Mike Brim, Virginia Dixon, Tony Simmons, Jack Saunders

Room 17
A Crash Course in Craft
Lynn Wallace

12:20 p.m.
Luncheon
Keynote Address Benjamin LeRoy of Bleak Houe Books
MWA Address
HWA Address

1:45 p.m.
Sarzin Lecture Hall
Screening “In a Lonely Place”

Room 16
The Good, the Bad, the Unforgettable: Creating Memorable Characters.
Tony Simmons, Nancy Springer, Ted Simmons, Deborah LeBlanc

Room 17
Screen Writing and the Art of Adaptation: From Story to Script to Screen “Wherever You are” and “Another Quiet Night in Desperation”
Michael Lister, Elam Stolzfus, Jacob Jackson, Cynde Aron, Shane McDonald

Conference Room
Writing the Black Novel After 9-11
Jack Saunders

2:30 p.m.
Sarzin Lecture Hall
The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir and a Discussion of “In a Lonely Place”
Michael Lister, Elam Stolzfus, Lynn Wallace, Benjamin LeRoy

Room 16
Writing for Children and Young Adults
Virginia Dixon, Nancy Springer, Ted Simmons

Room 17
How to write a non-fiction book proposal
Anne Petty

3:30 p.m.
Sarzin Lecture Hall
Perishing while Publishing: The State of Publishing
Michael Lister, Cricket Freeman, Benjamin LeRoy, Nancy Springer

Room 16
What is Horror Anyway and Why Do We Write It?
Members of the Horror Writers Association: Deborah LeBlanc, Mike Brim, Anne Petty

Room 17
Come out Shooting: Storytelling and Filmmaking
Elam Stoltzfus

4:30 p.m.
Sarzin Lecture Hall
Q&A Wrap Up: Any subject, Any question, Anybody