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Sessions & Speakers 2018

Session titles and speakers for the 2018 BTO Conference are listed below, organized by general topics. Click on a blue "Sessions" button to see session descriptions and speaker bios.

Keynote Address

CHRISTOPHER TILGHMAN – Notes From a Writer's Life

Craft of Writing Sessions

ROBERT BIDINOTTO – Fill Your Story with Irresistible Suspense

NANCY NORTHCOTT – The Ups and Downs of Writing a Fight Scene

JUDITH REVEAL – Viewpoint/ Point of View

JANET BODNAR – How To Write—and -- Sell Articles That Inform and Columns That Entertain

PANEL: SYL SOBEL, TIM YOUNG LAURA RANKIN, JAQUELINE JULES ​– The Craft of Writing for Children

JEANNE ADAMS – Plotting for Panzters, Or, How to Get to The End

JEANNE ADAMS – Mauled Men, Drowned Dames, and Crispy Critters, A Body Disposal Primer for Writers

Genre Sessions

KATHRYN JOHNSON  – The Rebirth of Historical Fiction

KENTON KILGORE – Tenets of Technical Writing

LESLIE WALKER – Blogging 3.0: How Authors Use Blogs

Publishing & Marketing Sessions

CYNTHIA BLAKE SANDERS – Legal Considerations for Writers

MOLLY WINANS – How to Think Like an Editor

ADAM TAVEL – For All the World to See: Poetry Publishing in the Digital Age; Getting Published in Literary Magazines

KENTON KILGORE – Hand-Selling Books: What I’ve Learned the Hard Way

LORIANN OBERLIN – Boost Your Bank Account by Writing

ROBERT BIDINOTTO – Target Your Readers to Maximize Sales

MICHELE CHYNOWETH – Speakers Sell Books

Social Media for Writers Sessions

LAURA REETH – Social Media & Advanced Marketing for Published Authors

LEIGH-ANN LAWRENCE – Branding You: How to Build Your Personal Brand Online

STEPHANIE FOWLER & TONY RUSSO – Podcasting: “Salt Water” Show

Poetry Sessions

SUE ELLEN THOMPSON – Poetry as Autobiography

NANCY MITCHELL  – Poetry Reverie via a Rendezvous with the Sensuous

FENIX YOUTH PROJECT/AMBER GREEN  – The Last Word: Poetry as Activism


Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

March 10, 2018

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