15th Gulf Coast Writers Conference
and Book Fair

(3rd Floor Conference Room in ATC of GCSC) (all times CDT)

8:45 a.m.

9:00 a.m.
Welcome, Invitation, Invocation -- Michael Lister

9:15 a.m.
What You Need to Know to Self-Publish (With or Without Amazon) -- Doris Booth (Authorlink)

9:45 a.m.
Inspiration and Motivation -- Aaron Bearden, Lynn Wallace, River Jordan, Michael Lister

10:15 a.m.
Getting the Words Down: Writing and Routine -- Michael Lister, Lynn Wallace, Jeff Newberry, Lynne Barrett

11:00 a.m.
Joanna Penn (from The Creative Penn) interviewed by Michael Lister

11:35 a.m.
Influences and homage -- Anthony Buoni, Rory Church, Tony Simmons

12:00 p.m.
*Publishing Panel Intensive / Keynote Luncheon with Doris Booth and River Jordan (Pre-register - $20)

1:30 p.m.
Language Matters: Words and how to use them in prose and poetry -- Jeff Newberry, Lynn Wallace, River Jordan, Tony Simmons

2:15 p.m.
Common Mistakes (in writing and publishing) and how to avoid them -- Rory Church, Anthony Buoni, Cricket Freeman

3:00 p.m.
Film and Literature: The relationship between page and screen -- Lou Columbus, Aaron Bearden, Lynn Wallace, Michael Lister

3:30 p.m.
Ben Leroy (of Tyrus Books)

4:00 p.m.
Rewrites and Redemption: Editing and Revision -- John Dufresne and All Presenters