Kentucky Writers Conference
Bestselling authors and educators participating in SOKY Book Fest will teach craft workshops about everything from plotting techniques to employing poetic language to getting published on Friday, March 20. The Kentucky Writers Conference is made possible through the generous support of Dollar General.
Click on each workshop title below to see a full description. Registration on a mobile device not recommended. The conference is free and open to the public. Walk-in seating for open workshops is first-come, first-served on the day of the event.
The conference is free and open to the public. Priority registration is NOW OPEN!
Walk-in seating for open workshops is first-come, first-served.
Updated January 27, 2020 (subject to change)
MasterClass: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Session 1: 10:15 am – 11:15 am
- Mariama Lockington - How to Write the Book of Your Heart
- Wendy Rawlings - Creating Volatile Vocabularies
Session 2: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Kristy Cambron - Own the Author in you: Top 10 Questions for Aspiring Christian Authors
- Tiffany Reisz - Setting: Your Other Main Character
- Shelli R. Johannes - Insider Secrets of a Picture Book
- J. Kasper Kramer - The Slow & the Strange: Building Tension
Session 3: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
- Lynn Cahoon - Killing Me Softly: Writing the Cozy Mystry
- Jessica Strawser - Building Suspense by Acting Out of Character
- Jessica Burkhart - How to Write Young Adult & Middle Grade That Sells
- Jessica Young - Intro to Children's Writing and Publishing
Session 4: 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
The Kentucky Writers Conference is made possible through the generous support of Dollar General.