2021 WordCrafter New Beginnings Virtual Writing Conference
The 2021 WordCrafter New Beginnings Virtual Writing Conference celebrates new beginnings of all kinds. Spring is always a time of new beginnings, but this year, we are trying to come out of a pandemic, and everyone could use a new beginning or two as we struggle to gain some type of normality in a world that has been turned upside down, or at least tipped and left askew. Come and join us for this two day event, May 4 – 5, and meet your favorite authors, or make new favorites, and hone your writing skills and craft.
It doesn’t cost a penny to join us for the pre-event virtual cocktail party on Facebook, on May 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. MDT. There will be author takeovers and promotions, and many of the conference presenters may be in attendance. Grab something to sip on and join in. This is a free event, open to the public, which can be accessed through this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/497367114995764?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C
The interactive portion of the conference features workshops and panel discussions on May 4 – 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. MDT. Tickets may be purchased for individual sessions, or you can purchase an all event pass that allows you access to all sessions at a discounted rate. If there are any questions or difficulties in purchasing tickets, contact me at KLBWordCrafter@gmail.com.
All Events Pass
The All Events Pass offers access to two days of interactive workshops, panel discussions, as well as the Keynote Address by Paul Kane
Tuesday May 4th, 2021
Character Development Panel Discussion – May 4th 8 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. MDT
Panel Members: Jim Nesbitt, Mario Acevedo, Paul Kane, Chris Barili, Ellie Raine
World Building Panel Discussion – May 4th 9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. MDT
Panel Members: Kevin J. Anderson, Paul Kane, Ellie Raine, Chris Barili, Mario Acevedo, Anthony Dobransky. Russell Davis
Improv Writing Workshop – May 4th 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. MDT
Facilitators Jeff Bowles and Anthony Dobranski They say storytelling can suffer from too many cooks in the kitchen. Let’s test that theory, shall we? Join Jeff Bowels and Anthony Dobranski for some improvisational group storytelling in the style of an “exquisite corpse”. Has your creativity been stuck lately? Maybe some fun collaboration is just what you need.
Series Panel – May 4th 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. MDT
Panel Members: L. Jagi Lamplighter Wright, Rick Wilber, Kevin Killany
Writing the Rain Poetry Workshop – May 4th 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. MDT
Facilitator Erin Robertson What would the rain say to us, and how? In this generative poetry workshop, we’ll splash around in other poets’ words then wade into our own attempts to summon the rain’s authentic voice. Learn techniques you can extend to other aspects of the more-than-human world, and enjoy the camaraderie of those who like to play in the rain. No poetry writing experience needed, just a willingness to leave your umbrella behind.
The Business of Writing Workshop – May 4th 2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. MDT
Facilitator Keith R.A. DeCandido
Wednesday May 5th, 2021
Keynote Address by Paul Kane: New Beginnings – May 5th 8 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. MDT
Paul Kane speaks about his view on new beginnings
Poetry Panel Discussion – May 5th 9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. MDT
Panel Members: Erin Robertson, Geoff Le Pard, Radha Marcum
Business Class Tarot Workshop – May 5th 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. MDT
Facilitator Anthony Dobranski Learn about Business Class Tarot and have your own reading!
Writing Liscensed Universes Workshop – May 5th 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. MDT
Facilitator Keith R.A. DeCandido
The Art & Craft of Writing Workshop – May 5th 12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. MDT
Facilitator L. Jagi Lamplighter Wright The Art and Craft of Writing workshop delves into the secrets of what truly brings stories to life.
Y.A. Science Fiction and Fantasy Discussion Panel – May 5th 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. MDT
Panel Members: L. Jagi Lamplighter Wright, Russell Davis, Dan Alatorre, Kevin Killany
The Importance of Setting Discussion Panel – May 5th 2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. MDT
Panel Members: Jim Nesbitt, Keith R.A. de Candido, Dan Alatorre, Mario Acevedo, Russell Davis
Check out the talent!
Click on the slide show arrows to learn about the talented presenters.