Do It Yourself: Self-Publishing 101
Stamper Commons, 10:00 – 11:15

Panelists: Yolanda Ciolli, Josh Floyd, Liz Shulte, C.J. Weiland
Moderator: Vivien Jennings, Rainy Day Books

As self-publishing technology continues to develop, more and more people are publishing their work without the need for “traditional” publishers. These days anyone can publish their novel that’s been sitting forgotten in that bottom drawer. Come and discover some of the tricks of the trade from this panel of experts – two successful self-published authors, a graphic designer, and a representative from IngramSpark, one of the largest companies offering self-publishing services. Come ready to ask questions!

Editing with Oral Storytelling
Warehouse Theatre, 2:00 – 4:00
Presented by Melissa Stan

Join Melissa Stan from The Story Center Program in Kansas City for tips on how to edit and refine your work through skills developed by oral storytellers. Attendees can put their story to the two-minute test and see where their story needs work.  Learn about the importance of word flow, choice, and tempo and get an idea of how your story sounds in the heads of your readers.  This workshop will provide invaluable insight and tips for both experienced and beginner writers alike. Bring some of your writing with you to work on!