Schedule

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Saturday, October 10th, Japan Standard Time

Room 1
(Mostly Fiction)
Room 2
(Mostly Poetry)
Room 3
(Nonfiction/Other)
Room 4
(Lounge)
9:00Naomi Hirahara
Developing a Mystery Sleuth
Lecture, Q&A
Christopher Simons
Cross-Disciplinary Poetry, Workshop
Joan Bailey
Meet the Editors
Panel Discussion
10:00Melinda Falgoust
Formula for Developing Plot
Lecture, Q&A
Gregory Dunne
The Truth of Poetry Lecture, Q&A
Patrick Parr
Write and Sell Biography
Lecture, Q&A
11:00David Brennan
Playing with Voice in Fiction
Lecture, Q&A
Paul Rossiter
ISOBAR Press
Poetry Reading
Todd Jay Leonard
Publishing in EFL Market
Lecture, Q&A
12:00Lunchtime Chat
1:00Michael Pronko
Structuring Blues: Long Fiction
Lecture, Q&A
Warren Decker
Rhyme and Meter
Craft Workshop
Karen Hill Anton
Writing Your Memoir
Lecture, Q&A
2:00Michael Guest
Depicting Marginalized Characters
Lecture, Q&A
John Dougill
Writers in Kyoto
Lecture, Q&A
Marco Lobo
Research for Authenticity, fiction and nonfiction
Lecture, Q&A
3:00Steve Redford
Managing Writing a Novel
Lecture, Q&A
Percival Constantine
Successful Self-Publishing
Lecture, Q&A
4:00Happy Hour

Sunday, October 11th, Japan Standard Time

Room 1
(Mostly Fiction)
Room 2
(Mostly Poetry)
Room 3
(Nonfiction/Other)
Room 4
(Lounge)
9:00Barry Eisler
Write a Killer Opening
Lecture, Q&A
David Gilbey
Poetry Workshop
Pre-registration Required
Kai Raine
Subsidy presses and Self-publishing
Lecture, Q&A
10:00Steven Wolfson
Cinematic Storytelling
Lecture, Q&A
David Gilbey
Poetry Workshop, cont.
Maybin/Donnery
Textbook Revision
Lecture, Q&A
11:00Suzanne Kamata
Writing about Disability
Lecture, Q&A
Michael Dylan Welch
Going Nowhere--Haiku
Lecture & Workshop
Steve McClure
The Art of the Interview
Lecture, Q&A
12:00Lunchtime Chat
1:00Charles Kowalski
Creating 3D Villains
Craft Workshop
Jane Joritz-Nakagawa,
Yoko Danno, Goro Takano
Poetry Reading
Bob Tobin
Writing, Publishing, Promoting Nonfiction
Lecture, Q&A
2:00Wendy Nakanishi
How to Write a Crime Novel
Lecture, Q&A
Michael Frazier
Persona in Poetry Craft Workshop
Iain Maloney
Making Narratives from Experience
Lecture and Reading
3:00Hans Brinckman
Making a Memoir From a Journal
Lecture, Q&A
John Gribble
MFA: The Good, Bad and Expensive
Panel Discussion
4:00Happy Hour

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