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Conference Schedule

This schedule is likely to be updated from time to time.

Breakfast and lunch are provided each day in a setting where participants and presenters mix.

Friday November 9th, 2018

Time Kauai Ballroom 1 Kauai Ballroom 2 Puna classroom 1 Puna classroom 2
7:30 – 9:00 – BREAKFAST –
9:00 – 9:30 WELCOME AND BLESSING
Kumu Sabra Kauka and her
hula halau
9:30 – 10:15 Scott Turow
Sources of Inspiration
10:30 – 11:45 Writing the truly memorable memoir: a workshop. Josh Mohr, Amy Ferris, Linda Schreyer The many paths to publication. April Eberhardt, Brooke Warner Jon Fine
The Elephant in the Room (Amazon)
12:00 – 1:00 – LUNCH –
11:45 – 12:30 Kaui Hart Hemmings: Creating A Sense of Place
1:15 – 2:00 Jane Smiley
Writers’ journeys. Forging careers through changing lives and changing times
2:15 – 3:30 Kristin Hannah, Christina Baker Kline, Alice Hoffman:
Conveying emotion in fiction
Ellen Bass
The power of metaphor
3:45 – 5:00 Garth Stein
The Art of Never Giving Up
Nicholas Delbanco, Jane Smiley, Kristin Hannah
What makes great literature great?
Sara Gruen
Emma Sweeney
agent and author conversation: How we work together.
6:00 – 9:30 – LUAU –
Dinner followed by Punua Family performance
LOCATION: Luau Gardens by the beach.

(Ballroom 1 in case of rain)

 

Saturday November 10th, 2018

Time Kauai Ballroom 1 Kauai Ballroom 2 Puna classroom 1 Puna classroom 2
7:30 – 9:00 – BREAKFAST –
9:00 – 9:45 Sara Gruen and Garth Stein:
Writing about animals
Jon Fine, Bronwen Hruska
Today’s New Publishing
Landscape. A blessing and a
curse.
10:00 – 11:15 The sound on the page: making prose sing Scott Turow, Christina Baker Kline, Priya Parmar 2nd workshop on memoir Amy Ferris, Linda Schreyer, Joshua Mohr how editors think: Jamie Raab, Andy Ross, Bronwen Hruska
11:30 – 12:15 Alice Hoffman
Creating a fictional world
12:15 – 1:15 – LUNCH –
1:30 – 2:15 Jeff Arch, Scott Turow, Kaui Hemmings, Sara Gruen, Alice Hoffman, Steve Fisher
The Winding Road from Book to Film
2:30 – 3:45 Christina Baker Kline
multi media presentation on
creativity
Nicholas Delbanco
The Importance of Point of View
Joshua Mohr
Plaracterization
The kiss between plot and character
4:00 – 5:15 All agents in a panel discussion on how they work. Participants
submit first paragraphs to be quickly critiqued.
 Jeff Arch
How a school teacher wrote Sleepless in Seattle without losing too much sleep.
8:00 – 9:30 – CONCERT –
Makana, master of Hawaiian slack key guitar
LOCATION: Kauai Ballroom 1

Sunday November 11th

Time Kilohana Restaurant KCC Fine Arts Auditorium KCC OCET 105 KCC OCET 106 KCC OCET 106c
9:00 – 10:30 Brunch at Kilohana
group 1
Pitchapalooza
Group 2
David Henry Sterry
Arielle Eckstut
11:00 – 12:30 Brunch at Kilohana
group 2
Pitchapalooza
Group 1
David Henry Sterry
Arielle Eckstut
1:00 – 2:00 Kaui Hart Hemmings
Priya Parmar
Workshop on making characters live and
breathe on the page.
Jane Smiley
Molly Friedrich
the author/agent
dynamic
Scott Turow
Joshua Mohr
Workshop on the intersection of character and plot
2:10 – 3:10 Kaui Hart Hemmings
Priya Parmar
Workshop on making characters live and
breathe on the page.
Jane Smiley
Molly Friedrich
the author/agent
dynamic
Scott Turow
Joshua Mohr
Workshop on the intersection of character and plot
3:20 – 4:20 Nicholas Delbanco
Elena Delbanco
Lastingness: Writing in our latter decades
Ellen Bass
Roxan McDonald
metaphor in prose and poetry
Jeff Kleinman
Garth Stein
the author/agent dynamic
4:30 – 5:30 Nicholas Delbanco
Elena Delbanco
Lastingness: Writing in our latter decades
Ellen Bass
Roxan McDonald
metaphor in prose and poetry
Jeff Kleinman
Garth Stein
the author/agent dynamic

 

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