The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Past Conference Schedules

Each year, the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference features numerous talks, workshops, panels, presentations, interviews and other sessions related to literary craft, the writing life, the business of publishing, and more.

To view past schedules, use the menu below to select a year and click apply. You can also search by faculty name, day, genre, and type. To learn more about this year's schedule, click here.

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When Words Won't Come
Jac Jemc, Malka Older, Amy K. Nichols

Day & Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Type: Panel
Genre: Mixed Genre, Writing Life

Exploring the Unsayable Through Sound
Jenny Johnson

Day & Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Type: Discussion, Generative Workshop, Presentation
Genre: Poetry

Tiny Package, Big Punch: Flash Memoir and the Art of Concision
Rosemarie Dombrowski

Day & Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Type: Presentation
Genre: Creative Nonfiction, Flash, Memoir

Erotic and Aesthetic Distance (On Henri Michaux and Anais Nin)
Kevin McIlvoy

Day & Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Type: Presentation
Genre: Fiction, Mixed Genre

The Devil's in the Details
Charlie Jane Anders, Tara Ison, Bill Konigsberg

Day & Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Type: Panel
Genre: Fiction, Mixed Genre

Crisis Creates Us: The Three Act Structure
Daniel José Older

Day & Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Type: Presentation
Genre: Fiction

Writer's Voice on Graphic Nonfiction
Kristen Radtke

Day & Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Type: Discussion, Presentation
Genre: Comics, Creative Nonfiction, Graphic Novels, Memoir

The Lyric Impulse
Stephen Kuusisto

Day & Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Type: Presentation
Genre: Creative Nonfiction, Hybrid, Memoir, Poetry

Haunting: Mining Memory to Add Depth and Intrigue
Jac Jemc

Day & Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Type: Presentation
Genre: Fiction, Mixed Genre

Reception

Day & Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Type: Reception
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