2021 Schedule



Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021

Click on the button below to access your preferred viewing platform (all platforms will be simultaneously streaming the same sessions live). Click on a session title in the schedule below to read its description. Thanks to our partners at A Mighty Blaze for providing the technical support to make this year's conference possible.



All times are EST.

  • 11:00 a.m. — Beth Ann Fennelly, Major Jackson & Denise Duhamel: Unpacking a Poem

  • Noon — Julianna Baggott & Benjamin Percy: Writing in Different Genres

  • 1:00 p.m — Andrea Askowitz & Allison Langer: Write Your True Story with Writing Class Radio 

  • 2:00 p.m. — Lynne Barrett, Denise Duhamel & Beth Ann Fennelly: Will They Believe You?: Speaking the Unspeakable

  • 3:00 p.m. — Julia Livshin & Christopher Schelling: You Had Me at "Dear Sirs": What Agents Want ... and Don't Want

  • 4:00 p.m. — Jenna Blum & Honorée Fanonne Jeffers: Publishing in the Age of Covid

  • 5:00 p.m. — Mahogany L. Browne & M.J. Fievre: Writing About Resilience and Empowerment

  • 6:00 p.m. — Steve Almond, John Dufresne, Tod Goldberg & Darin Strauss: The Long & The Short Of It: Writing Novels & Stories … And Stories About Both