WriteFest Schedule 2019

This weekend I’ll be at WriteFest in Houston, Texas. Look, they interviewed me!

Here as usual,  for my own reference and note-taking convenience, is my schedule.

Take a Stand: Activism through the Authorial Mask

Time: Friday – 1:30-2:30
Room: The Lamott Room
Presenters: Catherine Vance, Mack Little, Michael Deluca, Sage Webb (M)

Activist fiction allows writers to explore issues of social justice, cultural epidemics, uncommon perspectives, and more. How do we take a stand in our writing in a way that reaches people without pushing them away? What place does this type of writing have in our communities? Join our panel to discuss the impact of activist fiction and how we can incorporate these reformative topics in our stories and poems.

Preservation & Re-creation: Writing About Nature and the Environment

Time: Friday – 4:00-5:00
Room: The LeGuin Room
Panelists: Elizabeth White-Olsen, Jody T. Morse (M), Marianne Dysen, Michael Deluca

Whether you love gardening in your backyard or traversing the trails of your imagination, writing down your experiences with nature helps preserve our environment. The writers on this panel

will discuss writing that enriches, engages, and encourages readers to care about the worlds they recreate on the page, the world we share, and beyond.

Publishing Online: Viral Stories and Why Print’s Not Queen Anymore

Time: Sat – 1:30-2:30
Room: The Chaucer Room
Presenters: Chelsea Voulgares (M), Georgia Pearle, Icess Fernandez Rojas, Joshua Foster, Michael Deluca

Many authors choose to publish exclusively in print journals. But ignoring the world of online publishing can mean you lose out on major opportunities. Learn why you should be submitting to online publications and how they differ from print-only publications.

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