Thursday, August 23, 2012


Rhys Bowen and Sheldon Siegel: Guests of Honor

The day is broken into two segments: the craft of writing and the business of writing. In addition to our guests of honor, participating authors include David Corbett, Cara Black, Keith Raffel, Camille Minichino, Priscilla Royal, Reece Hirsch, Lisa Brackman, JJ and Bette Lamb, Robin Burcell, Michelle Gagnon, Julianne Balmain, Simon Wood, and Catriona McPherson.

Bookstore on premises, snacks, and time built in to chat with panelists.
Participation LIMITED to 75.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 8am - 5pm,
Downtown San Francisco at the law offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (courtesy of thriller author and partner Reece Hirsch).
Litquake is a co-sponsor of the event with MWA and SinC.

NOTE: You will need PHOTO ID for security reasons, and we would like your confirmation by at least one day in advance so that we can have you listed on the security sheet for entrance.

MWA, SinC or Litquake member

Pre-paid: $50
At the door: $75 (no guarantee tickets will be available)

NOTE: Checks must be received by September 15th to guarantee your space, since there is a 75 person limit! Please send your checks to: Pat Morin, PO Box 2220 Sausalito, CA 94965. Checks payable to MWA NorCal

General Public
Pre-paid: $75
At the door: $100 (no guarantee tickets will be available)

The schedule:
8:00 - 9:00: Arrive, mingle
9 - 9:30: Introduction
Keynote Address [Special Guest of Honor: Rhys Bowen]

I. First Half of Day: The Craft of Writing
9:30 - 10:15: Genres and Subgenres: What's It All About? [David Corbett, JJ/Bette Lamb, Reece Hirsch]
10:15-10:30: Break, book signing
10:30-11:15: Stars of the Show: Characterization, Heroes and Villains [Keith Raffel, Rhys Bowen, Robin Burcell]
11:15-11:30: Break, book signing
11:30-12:15: The Race for Pace, the Vision of Voice [Catriona McPherson, David Corbett, Kelli Stanley]
12:15-12:30: Break, book signing

12:30 - 1:30: Lunch [on your own -- there are plenty of places nearby to eat!]

Second Half of Day: The Business of Writing
1:30 - 2:15: Make Yourself Irresistible [queries, PR pitches, etc.] [Lisa Brackman, Priscilla Royal, Sheldon Siegel]
2:15-2:30: Break, book signing
2:30 - 3:15: Creative Marketing: What Your Publisher Does and Doesn't Do [Reece Hirsch, Julianne Balmain, Michelle Gagnon]
3:15-3:30: Break, book signing
3:30 - 4:15: White Water Rafting: Career Navigation for a Writer [Simon Wood, Camille Minichino, Cara Black]
4:15-4:30: Break, book signing
4:30-5:00: Strike the set!

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