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2017 Writers Conference

  • Presented By: Central Resource Library
  • 9875 W 87th St
  • Overland Park, KS 66212
  • (913) 826-4600
  • Overview
  • Event Info
  • It's heaven for authors and authors-to-be!

    Join us for advice from local and bestselling authors, live editing workshops, genre specific critique sessions and more!

    Thursday, Nov. 2

    6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Meet the Author: Mark Doty

    Friday, Nov. 3

    9 - 9:45 a.m. How to Read Your Work Out Loud

    9 - 9:45 a.m. Live Writing

    9 a.m. - 12 p.m. General Fiction 3 Page Critique

    9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Erotica 3 Page Critique

    9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Literary Fiction: 3 Page Critique

    10 - 10:45 a.m. Science Fiction World-building

    10 - 10:45 a.m. How to Research and Interview

    10 - 11:30 a.m. Portrait Sessions

    11 - 11:45 a.m. 7 Things I Wish I'd Known Sooner About Writing Romance

    11 - 11:45 a.m. Technology Tips and Tricks

    11 - 11:45 a.m. Edit Yourself: Developmental Editing

    11 a.m. - 1 p.m. How to Read Your Work Out Loud

    12 - 12:45 p.m. It All Starts With Character: Writing a Mystery Novel

    12 - 1 p.m. Meet the Author: E.K. Johnston

    1 - 1:45 p.m. Beyond the Bodice Ripper: Writing Modern Steamy Romance

    1 - 3 p.m. Live Editing Workshop

    1 - 2 p.m. Eric McHenry on Poetry

    1 - 4 p.m. Poetry Workshop

    1 - 4 p.m. Creative Nonfiction 3 Page Critique

    1 - 4 p.m. Science Fiction 3 Page Critique

    2 - 2:45 p.m. Is It Funny Yet?

    2 - 2:45 p.m. The Art of the Travelogue

    2 - 3:45 p.m. Word Processing for Writers

    3 - 3:45 p.m. The Ballad of the Hero's Journey

    3 - 3:45 p.m. How to Make a Living as a Writer

    4 - 4:45 p.m. First Page Reads

    4 - 4:45 p.m. Goal Planning and Staying Focused

    Saturday, Nov. 4

    9 - 9:45 a.m. The Art of the Travelogue

    9 - 9:45 a.m. Edit Yourself: Line Editing

    9 - 9:45 a.m. Science Fiction World-building

    9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Romance 3 Page Critique

    9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Middle Grade Fiction 3 Page Critique

    9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fantasy 3 Page Critique

    10 - 10:45 a.m. It All Starts With Character: Writing a Mystery Novel

    10 - 10:45 a.m. Using Imagery to Improve Your Poetry & Prose

    10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Live Editing Workshop

    11 - 11:45 a.m. Mistakes I Made So You Don't Have To

    11 - 11:45 a.m. Technology Tips and Tricks

    11 - 11:45 a.m. Live Writing

    12 - 12:45 p.m. Copyrights and Trademarks for Writers

    12 - 2 p.m. Using Imagery Workshop

    12 - 12:45 p.m. What's Hot in Publishing?

    1 - 1:45 p.m. 7 Things I Wish I'd Known Sooner About Writing Romance

    1 - 2:30 p.m. Portrait Sessions

    1 - 4 p.m. Mystery 3 Page Critique

    1 - 4 p.m. Humor 3 Page Critique

    1 - 4 p.m. Thriller and Suspense 3 Page Critique

    2 - 3:45 p.m. Word Processing for Writers

    2 - 2:45 p.m. The Ballad of the Hero's Journey

    3 - 3:45 p.m. First Page Reads

    4 - 5 p.m. Author E.K. Johnston in conversation with editor Andrew Karre

    • Presented By: Central Resource Library
    • Dates: 11/2/2017, 11/3/2017, 11/4/2017
    • Address: 9875 W 87th St
    • Phone: (913) 826-4600