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Day 1
15 Feb 2018

Panel 310:
Writers as Activists in Dangerous Times

We suddenly find ourselves in a world of frightening levels of incompetence and corruption, where truth and justice are struggling for a handhold on a slippery slope. Public lies and...
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Wally Lamb
Wally Lamb
Iván Ríos Gascón
Ivan Rios Gascon
Felipe Restrepo Pombo
Felipe Restrepo Pombo
Laura Davis
Laura Davis
Day 2
16 Feb 2018

Panel 410:
Do You Need an Agent and How to Find the Right One for You

The variety of options for getting your book published these days can be dizzying. Is the tried-and-true method of connecting with an agent who will sell your book to a...
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Martha Kaplan
Martha Kaplan
Emma Sweeney
Emma Sweeney
Michael Carr
Michael Carr
Anna Knutson Geller
Anna Knutson Geller
April Eberhardt
April Eberhardt

Panel 510:
Writers and the Brave New World of Publishing

Publishing is changing at the speed of light. Are paper books a thing of the past? Is self-publishing the way to go? Is it even possible to crack the Big...
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Jane Friedman
Jane Friedman
Gerard Helferich
Gerard Helferich
Merilyn Simonds
Merilyn Simonds
Day 3
17 Feb 2018

Co-Cultural Panel: Our Cultures, Ourselves

In general, when people refer to culture, they tend to think of other cultures — Mexican quinceaños or Irish wakes or aboriginal walkabouts. They often gloss over their own culture as a culture...
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John Vaillant
John Vaillant
Rita Dove
Rita Dove
Jorge Volpi por Daniel Mordzinski
Jorge Volpi
Day 4
18 Feb 2018

Panel 710:
Blasting the Boundaries: Making the Novel Novel Again

Genres and categories can be helpful to some writers some of the time. A detective novelist does well to familiarize herself with the whodunit formula (insofar as one exists). A...
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M. Thomas Gammarino
M. Thomas Gammarino
Leanne Dunic
Leanne Dunic
Merilyn Simonds
Merilyn Simonds