2014 Schedule (Mystery Writers Conference)


2014 Schedule 

Thursday, July 24

12:00 pm and beyond   
Registration/Check-In

Pre-Conference Workshops
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Conference Begins

4:00 – 4:45 pm   
Making the Most of Your Conference Experience: Secrets Revealed
Location: Event Room

5:00 – 6:00 pm   
John Lescoart (Author of The Keeper) & William Petrocelli (Author of The Circle of Thirteen)
Location: Event Room   

6:00 - 7:30 pm   
Opening Night Dinner   
Location: Patio   

7:30 - 9:00 pm   
An Evening with Anne Perry (Author of Death on Blackhealth) in conversation with Otto Penzler (Editor and Founder of The Mysterious Press)
Location: Event Room

 

Friday, July 25           

8:00 - 8:30 am   
Coffee & Informal Gathering
Location: Patio 

8:30 - 9:30 am   
Begin With a Bang: Opening Strategies
Location: Event Room 

9:30 - 11:00 am   
Writing Intensive: Developing Character
Location: Event Room

Writing Intensive: Dexterity with Dialogue
Location: Gallery 

11:00 - 11:15 am
Break 

11:15 – 12:30 pm   
The Tension Mounts: Mainting Suspense
Location: Event Room 

12:30 – 1:30 pm 
  
Lunch & Consultations

1:30 – 3:00 pm   
Scene of the Crime: Full Case Exploration
Location: Event Room 

3:00 – 3:30 pm   
Break

3:30 – 4:30 pm   
Making the Past Immediate
Location: Gallery

50 Shades of Death: How To Do People In
Location: Event Room

4:30 – 6:00 pm   
The Agents: Breaking and Entering the Publishing World
Location: Event Room

6:00 – 7:00 pm   
Evening Recess

7:00 – 8:00 pm   
Valerie Plame (Author of Blowback) interviewed by Brian Copeland (KGO Radio Personality)
Location: Event Room

8:00 – 9:30pm   
Late Night Critique Group
Location: Event Room

 

Saturday, July 27   

8:00 - 8:30 am   
Breakfast & Informal Gathering
Location: Patio

8:30 - 9:30 am   
The Compelling Protagonist: Heroic, Flawed, Exposed
LocationL Event Room 

9:30 - 11:00 am   
Writing Intensive: Plot Fundamentals
Location: Event Room

Writing Intensive: Advanced Plot Techniques
Location: Gallery 

11:00 – 12:00 pm 
  
The Writer's Life
Laurie King in conversation with Anne Perry
Location: Event Room  

12:00 – 1:00 pm   
Lunch & Private Consultations

1:00 - 2:00 pm
   
Isabel Allende, Author of Ripper
Location: Event Room 

2:00 – 3:00 pm   
The Arc of Grief
Location: Event Room

Paths to Publishing
Location: Gallery 

3:00 – 4:30 pm   
Tweet, Shout, & More: Marketing, Publicity, and the Web
Location: Event

Polishing Your Prose: The Heartbreak of Editing and Revision
Location: Gallery

4:30 – 5:00 pm   
Break   

5:00 – 6:00 pm   
Covert Ops
Location: Event Room

6:00 – 7:00 pm   
Tom Rob Smith (Author of The Farm) interviewed by David Corbett
Location: Event Room 



Sunday, July 28 

8:00 - 8:30 am   
Coffee & Informal Gathering

8:30 - 9:30 am
   
Sustaining Your Writing Steam
Location: Event Room 

9:30 - 11:00 am

Writing Intensive: Creating the Backdrop - Time and Place
Location: Event Room

Writing Intensive: Mining Your Research - Time and Place
Location: Gallery  

11:00 - 11:15 am   
Break   

11:15 - 12:30 pm   
FBI Case Study: A Writer's Interpretation
Location: Event Room

12:30 - 1:30 pm   
Lunch & Private Consultatioons 

1:30 - 2:30 pm  
 
Marilyn Wallace Memorial Lecture
Location: Event Room 

2:30 - 3:30 pm   
The Game's Afoot
Location: Event Room 

3:30 pm   
Carrying the Conference Forward & Closing Champagne Reception
Location: Event Room



Faculty Spotlight

 

Anne Perry
2014 MWC Faculty

Mystery Writers Conference
July 24-27, 2014
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(San Francisco Bay Area)
Conference Coordinator:
Kathryn Petrocelli
(800) 999-7909, ext. 239
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