Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley June 2018 Conference
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Hampton Inn & Suites
2361 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

8:00 am     Registration
Coffee, tea, cookies and muffins

8:30 am to 8:45 am     Welcome and Introductions

8:45 am to 9:30 am     Keynote
Jennifer Donnelly

9:45 am to 11:45 am     Session I
A. Jennifer Donnelly: "Making History Come Alive" Writing Historical Fiction in Novels 
B. Lesa Cline-Ransome: "Writing from the Inside Out" Constructing Creative Non-Fiction Picture Books

11:45 am to 1:00 pm     Lunch, Bookstore and Networking

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm     Session II
A. Bess Cozby: "Creating Worlds" Building Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Dystopian Novels
B. Meredith Mundy: "Hooking Your Reader" Crafting the All-Important First Line in Contemporary Picture Books

3:10 pm to 4:10 pm     Session III 
Gary Golio and Susanna Reich: "Sharing True Lives" Bringing Biographical Stories to Children and Teens

4:10 pm to 4:30 pm     Closing and Door Prizes

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