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The welcome address and introduction of the faculty begins at 8:30.
At 8:45, Dr. Susan Swartwout, Professor at Southeast Missouri State University and Editor/Publisher of the SEMO University Press, will give the opening keynote address.
The opening group session starts at 9:15 with Janet L. Cannon, Technology Instructor, who will address the topic of "Building Your Writer's Platform"
The luncheon keynote speaker will be New York Times best-selling author, Angie Fox.
Throughout the day, breakout sessions will cover a wide range of topics, such as: fiction, poetry, prose, personal essays, newspaper writing, children and YA, romance, networking, book cover design, and much more.
Breakout speakers include:
Eileen Dryer, New York Times best-selling romance author.
Dr. Allison Joseph, Associate Professor and Director of SIU-C Creative Writing Program
Bob Miller, Editor of Southeastern Missouri News
Margo Dill, Children and YA author and editor
Ellie Searl, Publishta and book designer
Catherine Rankovich, author, editor and teacher
Donna Volkenannt, writer, editor, and teacher
Afternoon pitch sessions feature the following publishers:
Amphorae Publishing Group, (which includes Blank Slate Press, Walrus Publishing, and Treehouse Publishing Group), with Kristina Blank Makansi, Lisa Miller, and Donna Essner
Brick Mantle Books/Open Books Press, Pen & Publish with Jennifer Geist
Deadly Publishing, LLC, with Sharon Woods Hopkins and Bill Hopkins
Rocking Horse Publishing, with Robin Tidwell
Conference co-chairs Mary Rechenberg and Donna Essner have done an excellent job planning and organizing this special event, along with Marcie Upchurch, who interviewed speakers for the blog; Laura Luttrell, who served as contest coordinator; and Janet L. Cannon, who designed their spectacular website. These women and everyone else involved with this conference are definitely first-class professionals!
The All Write Now! conference also features door prizes, contest announcements, and a mystery grand prize.
For complete details, visit the All Write Now! Conference website.