Vol. 7 Book Launch & Conference      
     
 

THE 6TH SHORT STORY AMERICA CONFERENCE ON FICTION

Beaufort, South Carolina

(All attendees receive a signed hardcover first edition of the acclaimed

Short Story America, Volume I)

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH

 

OPENING RECEPTION

 

FREE EVENT: 5:30 pm: Book Signing by Award-Winning Authors John W. MacIlroy (his acclaimed short-story collection, Whatever Happens, Probably Will) and Tim Johnston (his crime thriller, Reciprocity, optioned by Universal)
 

IN TANDEM WITH

The Short Story America Opening Reception

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 

(Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments served)

Visit www.shortstoryamerica.com to order signed books if supplies run out at the reception or conference.

 

Signing and Reception Location: The historic Lewis Reeve Sams House, 601 Bay Street, Beaufort

 

SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 5TH

Location: Dataw Island, South Carolina

Dataw Community Center @ 43 Marina Drive

 

9:00     Coffee and Welcome                                      Tim Johnston (Short Story America Editor)

9:30     “The Story Well-Read”                                   Mark Shaffer reads Rolli’s “God’s Autobio”

10:00   “The Prose Writer’s Need for Poetry”             Mathieu Cailler (Los Angeles, CA)

11:00   “Wielding Ambiguity in Fiction:                     William R. Hincy (Los Angeles, CA)

the Power of the Unsaid”

12:00   Lunch (Pizza or Sandwich Wrap):                   Order by 11/4 in advance at SSA website                 

12:30   “The Tone-Setting Power of the Epigraph”     Panel, led by John MacIlroy (Hilton Head)

1:30     “Strategies for Writing in Multiple Genres      Lawrence Buentello (San Antonio, TX) 

2:30:    “Three Arcs Per Book:                                     Dan Conover (Easley, SC)

Plotting Your Story by Trilogy”        

3:30:    Author Reading: “Life List”                            Ray Morrison (Winston-Salem, NC)

4:00     Adjourn until Sunday

(Suggestion: Attendees go downtown in groups for drinks and dinner)

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH

Location: Dataw Island, South Carolina

Dataw Community Center @ 43 Marina Drive

 

10:00:  “The Writing Process: How We Do It”             Panel, led by Tim Johnston

                                                                                       Mathieu Cailler (Los Angeles, CA)

                                                                                       Dana Ridenour (Beaufort, SC)

                                                                                       William R. Hincy (Los Angeles, CA)

                                                                                       Robert Vaughan (Milwaukee, WI)

                                                                                       Lawrence Buentello (San Antonio, TX)

                                                                                       Katie Sherman (Charlotte, NC)

                                                                                       Dan Conover (Easley, SC)

 

11:00:  Author Readings                                               Lawrence Buentello (San Antonio, TX)
 (Pizza Available at
 Noon)                                            Doris Wright (Beaufort, SC)

                                                                                      Nim Stevens (Phoenix, AZ)

  Ginny Hall-Apicella (Dataw Island, SC)

                                                                                      Mathieu Cailler (Los Angeles, CA)

                                                                                      Dana Ridenour (Beaufort, SC)

                                                                                      James Kearney (Milwaukee, WI)

                                                                                      Dan Conover (Easley, SC)

  Katie Sherman (Charlotte, NC)

  John MacIlroy (Hilton Head, SC)

                                                                                      Warren Slesinger (Beaufort, SC)

 

12:30:  Jane Austen Writing Opportunity                    Susan Alvis (Hillsborough, NC)

 

1:00:    Author Readings                                               Robert Vaughan (Milwaukee, WI)

  Amanda J. Floresca (Bluffton, SC)

 Susan Madison reading for Vernie Singleton (Hilton Head,    SC)

                                                                                    Jayne Adams (Bluffton, SC)                                                                                                                           Katherine Tandy Brown (Beaufort, SC)

William R. Hincy (Los Angeles, CA)

                                                                                    M.Z. Thwaite (Beaufort, SC)

                                                                                    Tim R. Ruth (Chaffee, NY)

                                                                                    Gail Westerfield (Beaufort, SC)

Tim Johnston (Jacksonville and Beaufort)

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

2:30     Open Discussion about Works in Progress     All Attendees Welcome to Seek Feedback

 

3:00     Additional Readings: Open Mic

 

4:00     Adjourn

 

BOOKS AVAILABLE AT THE CONFERENCE, SOLD BY BEAUFORT BOOKSTORE.
GET THEM SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS!

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