20th Annual Fall Writer's Conference

Join us for a full day of intensive writing workshops for budding and experienced writers alike. Session topics range from prose to poetry, narrative to nature, screenwriting and more!

Keynote Speaker

KIM MCLARIN | AUTHOR

CCAE Keynote Speaker Kim McLarinKim McLarin is the author of the novels Taming It Down, Meeting of the Waters, and Jump at the Sun and the memoir Divorce Dog: Men, Motherhood and Midlife. She is the co-author of Growing Up X with Ilysah Shabazz. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, the New England Review, The Washington Post, Slate, The Root, the Morning News, Calaloo and other publications. She is a former staff writer for The New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Associated Press and is an associate professor in the Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. McLarin is also a regular commentator on Basic Black on WGBH in Boston.

 

 

Workshops

WRITING FROM YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE
Mospy Strange Kennedy | Book Reviewer, The Improper Bostonian

BASIC SCREENWRITING BOOTCAMP
Andrew Osborne | Screenwriter, baitshop.org

INTO THE MOMENT: HAIKU AND HAIBUN
Jeanne Martin | Ed.D., Teacher and Retreat Leader

FINDING YOUR POETIC OZ
Toni Bee | Writer, Poet, Storyteller

PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP
Michelle A. Gabow | Stage Director, Writer, and Dramaturg

POETRY WORKSHOP
Katia Kapovich | Writer, Editor, and Professor of Slavic Studies

THE PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP: STORIES, IDEAS AND REFLECTIONS
Alejandro Ramirez | Freelance Writer and Essayist

Conference Schedule & Fee 

Workshops 10am-12pm & 2-4pm | $100

Lunch (provided): 12-1pm

Keynote Address (included): 1-2pm

All workshops include catered lunch and admission to the keynote address. To attend just the lunch and keynote, please use ticket type: "Keynote and Lunch ONLY"