Orlando Public Library hosting third annual OCLS Writers Conference

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The Orlando Public Library will host their third annual OCLS Writers Converence on Saturday, January 27 at the downtown branch.

This event features lectures on topics like branding, how to get an agent, contracts, and basic writing workshops.

Visit ocls.info/writersconference for a list of authors attending and to register.

Scroll down for the event itinerary.

9:30 a.m.

• Introduction & Check-In

10 a.m.

• From Research to Representation: How to Get a Great Agent, presented by Jose Iriarte & Elle Ire
• Juggling Pen Names, presented by Kiernan Kelly
• Blurred Genre Boundaries: Writing Comedy and Tragedy, presented by Nicole Oquendo
• Free Headshots, provided by the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity

11 a.m.

• Plot like a Pro, presented by Vivi Barnes, Christina Farley, Lucienne Diver, Amy Christine Parker, and Racquel Henry
• Demystifying Publishing Contracts, presented by literary agent Saritza Hernandez
• A Prose Writer’s Guide to Learning from Poetry, presented by Kirsten Holt
• Free Headshots, provided by the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity

12 p.m.

• A Systematic Approach to Book Editing, presented by Kristen Stieffel
• Firearms in Fiction, presented by Kristin Durfee
• Imagery in Fiction, presented by Heather Startup

1 p.m.

• Culture and Character, presented by Chudney Thomas
• 10 Personal Branding Secrets for Writers, presented by Erik Deckers
• Avoiding Publishing Scams, presented by Matt Peters

2 p.m.

• Query Kombat, presented by Larissa Hardesty & JC Welker
• It’s Showtime! Show, Don’t Tell, presented by Janice Hardy
• Productivity Planning for Writers, presented by Leslie Salas

3 p.m.

• Marketing Panel, presented by Jim Clark, Katherine Parker, Chudney Thomas, Heather Startup
• Creating your World, presented by L.E. Perez, Racquel Henry, Valerie Willis

4 p.m.

• Book Signing featuring Conference Faculty

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