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2021 Seahawk Writing Conference

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A Free, Virtual One-Day Writing Conference

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The Seahawk Writing Conference is filled with generative workshops and conversations. There will be sessions, hosted by BC faculty, where participants will learn from the facilitators a specific aspect of writing. Each facilitator will lead participants through readings, writing exercises, and the opportunity to receive peer feedback on their work in progress. Then everyone will reconvene for lunch and a Craft Talk, where Julie Marie Wade, an award-winning author, will talk about the lyric essay. The last session will be a Reading + Happy Hour where BC faculty, staff, and workshop participants will share their writings.

Seahawk Writing Conference Agenda

Welcome, 9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Session I Workshops, 9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Writing the Character-Driven Picture Book, Alexandra Alessandri & Lourdes Heuer

Writing from the Tranquil Mind, Vicky Santiesteban

Sound, Nonsense, and Meaning, Laura McDermott & Richard Toumey

Session II Workshops, 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Fantasy Universe: Recipes of the Imagination, Lourdes Rodriguez Florido

Writing What You See: An Ekphrastic Poetry Project, Caridad Moro-Gronlier

Our Monsters: Horror as Social Critique, Allison Noelle Conner

Session III Workshops, 1:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Craft Talk & Guest Speaker

The Lyric Essay: A Hybrid of Poetry and Prose, Julie Marie Wade

Session IV Workshops, 2:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Craft Talks

Publish Your Work Yourself, Neil Plakcy

Approaching and Understanding Poetry, Richard Lopez

Session V, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Happy Hour: Open Readings from Audience and Facilitators

This conference is part of the Festival of Music, Film, Literature and Art (MFLA), an annual, two-week celebration of the Arts & Letters at Broward College (BC) hosted by the English and English for Academic Purposes Department at BC’s Judson A. Samuels South Campus.

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