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August 24 - 25, 2018

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Schedule of Events

Thursday Prequel (Optional Extended Conference Day)

8:00am

Registration Opens

9:00am – 12:00pm

Morning Session (choose one)

First Pages that Lead to Yes ~ Angie Hodapp

     ~bring first three pages printed

Fantastic Fight Scenes ~ Maria V. Snyder

The Art of Querying ~ Johnny Worthen

12:00

Lunch break (on your own)

 

2:00 – 5:00pm

Afternoon Session (choose one)

Dynamic Story Creation ~ Maxwell Alexander Drake

MFA in Half a Day ~ Angie Hodapp

The Allegory in Your Subtext ~ Callie Stoker

5:00pm

Dinner break (on your own)

 

7:00 – 10:00pm

Reception (Separate ticket)

Hors d’oeuvres

Cash bar

 

Friday, August 24th

7:30am

Registration Opens

 

8:15-8:45am

New attendee orientation

9:00-9:45am

Opening Session

All attendees

10:00am – 12:15

Two morning sessions

Multiple offerings including presentations, Live Critique** panels, pitches*, author signings

12:30-1:45pm

Lunch (optional purchase or on your own)

Register for the BBQ voucher or the restaurant special if you want this meal included in your registration ($10)

2:00 – 6:45

Four afternoon sessions

Multiple offerings including presentations, Live Critique** panels, Kaffeeklatsches with special guests, First Page critiques , author signings

7:00pm

Dinner (included in full registration)

Keynote address by special guest Maria V. Snyder

Saturday, August 25th

8:30am – 12:00pm

Three morning sessions

Presentations, panels, Kaffeeklatsches, Live Critique** panels, pitches*, author signings

12:15 – 1:45pm

Lunch (included in full registration)

Keynote address by special guest Tim Dorsey

2:00 – 6:45pm

Four afternoon sessions

Multiple offerings including presentations, Live Critique** panels, pitches*, author signings

7:30pm

Quills Award Banquet (separate ticket)

2018 Quill Awards ceremony, passing of the gavel, incoming President’s Speech

                                                     *pitches are separate ticket items

** Live Critique sessions are by genre. Bring the first 16 lines of the first page to be read anonymously and critiqued by a panel of editor, agent and authors experienced in the genre. Small audience of 25 or less. 7 slots per session. Requires sign up at Registration and 5 printed copies-including genre and word count.

Special Quills Conference rate of

$146 per night

 extended until

August 9  

Special room rates include breakfast

Regular price is $242

Use the "Reserve a Room" link above to book directly online or call 1-800-228-9290 and reference the League of Utah Writers Conference with a reservations agent.

Click the link above and submit your form today

Several vendor sponsor levels are available:

  • Silver: $250 includes ad space (if purchased before 7/5) and a vendor table

  • Gold: $500 includes ad space (before 7/5), vendor table, ticket to conference

  • Diamond: $750 includes ad space (before 7/5), vendor table, ticket to conference and special vendor-sponsored event opportunities.

Fill out the form in the link to be considered

Space is limited and first come-first served