People sitting in a classEvery year the Quills Conference offers a full lineup of presentations across a variety of tracks for writers of every level in any stage of their career.

For the 2021 conference, presentations and panels held in the Ballroom, Connor, Ft. Douglas, and Summit will be streamed for virtual attendees. See our schedule or the list of events for presentation locations.

 

2021 Presentations:

  • A Day in the Life of an Agent: Moderator Alex Jay Lore - Meredith Bernstein, Ronald Gerber
  • Activism in Fiction - Bryan (Moderator) - Aminah Mae Safi, Chantelle Aimée Osman, Cory Doctorow
  • All the teachable things I know about writing, a very short list - Cory Doctorow
  • Be a Poet Even in Prose: 11 Tips for Writing Jaw-dropping Sentences - Lance Larsen
  • Blood Science-y Writing: Basic Blood Mechanics for Writers - Candace J. Thomas
  • Bringing Content and Networking Together to Establish a Following - Brooke Clonts
  • Building Your Self Publishing Team - Callie Stoker
  • Caramel Skin and Hourglass Curves: Clichés and Characterization Issues in Race, Gender, and Appearance - Haley Swan
  • Cinematic POV - Candace J. Thomas
  • Comedy (seriously.) - C.W. Allen
  • Connecting Writing to Readers: Independent Literary Publishing - Anne Terashima
  • Conscious and Inclusive Language and Why It Matters - Crystal Shelley
  • Creating Dread in Fiction: How to write dread/terror-inspiring horror stories - C.R. Langille
  • Everyday Autism - Talysa Sainz
  • From Idea to Article - Carolyn Campbell
  • Getting Past Murky Middles and Playing Up Your Black Moment  - Sariah Wilson
  • Getting Published - Cory Anderson
  • Getting the Audiobook you want from ACX Audiobook Producers/Actors - Liz Christensen
  • He Said, She Said: When Dialogue Tags Get In the Way of Your Flow, and How to Fix It - Haley Swan
  • How a Hospital Runs - Terra Luft, Casey O'Hara, Michelle Allsop, Heather Romualdo, Megan Curtis
  • How to Adapt Your Novel To a Screenplay - Kate Jonez
  • How To Be A Better Host & Guest on TV, YouTube, and Podcasts to Grow your Audience - Dr. Trina Boice
  • How To Create A Brand That Attracts Fans - Dr. Trina Boice
  • How to Create Additional Streams of Income From Your Book - Dr. Trina Boice
  • How to write comedy or die trying - Adam Berg
  • Intro to Swordfighting for Writers - Jordan Hinckley
  • Keep Your Tension Tight with the TRYcycle - Ali Cross
  • Late Night Romance Q&A - Moderator: Alex Jay Lore - Aminah Mae Safi, Margot Monroe, Rachael Bush, Sariah Wilson
  • Local Journalism in the 21st Century - Richard Markosian
  • Looking for History: how the oral tradition keeps storytelling alive Keynote Lunch - Aminah Mae Safi
  • Lots of Eggs in Lots of Baskets - Dan Wells
  • Meaningful Social Media - Liz Christensen
  • Morning Zen & the Art of Writing Day 1:The Mindful Author - Johnny Worthen
  • Nonfiction history writing: getting history right - Jared Taylor
  • Poetry 101: Imagery, Metaphor, Repetition, Form - Lance Larsen
  • Publishing Paths: Traditional, Indie, Hybrid - E.B. Wheeler
  • Putting Science in your Fiction - Moderator: Cassidy Ward - Alex Jay Lore, Cory Doctorow, Rachael Bush
  • Q&A: Writing The Wire - Moderator: Ryan Call - Rafael Alvarez
  • Romance Series 101 - Sarah Alva
  • Romantic Leads that Sizzle - Sariah Wilson
  • Scientists Are Readers Too - Rachael Bush, Michelle Paustenbaugh, Brad Carroll, and Carie Frantz?
  • Screenwriting - Bryan Young, Chantelle Aimée Osman
  • Scrivener: an introduction for beginners - Johnny Worthen
  • Secrets of Early Risers (BYOM) - Bryan Young, Chantelle Aimée Osman, Michael A. Stackpole
  • Setting Up Your Literary Estate - C.H. Lindsay
  • Top Ten Firearms Mistakes in Fiction - Chris Grall
  • Torture, Joy, & Fun: How Personality Type Impacts Your Character - Amy Michelle Carpenter
  • Travel & Eavesdropping: Fuel for the Furnace - Rafael Alvarez
  • Using "Yes, and..." for Story Development - C.H. Lindsay
  • Voice Appeal: How to Make the Best Impression - Ali Cross
  • Wage theft, IP and the creator's livelihood - Keynote - Cory Doctorow
  • What I Learned About Storytelling After 20 Years of Being a Film Critic - Scott Renshaw, Sean P. Means
  • What to do When You're Stuck - Rafael Alvarez
  • Writing About Hard Things - Virginia Babcock
  • Writing Action Scenes Without Getting Lost - Alex Jay Lore
  • Writing Characters of Different Identities with Authenticity and Respect - Crystal Shelley
  • Writing Consent - Margot Monroe - Margot Monroe
  • Writing Emotional Grabbing Novels with the Music of Poetry - Jef Huntsman
  • Writing for Anthologies - Bryan Young, Caryn Larrinaga, Rachael Bush, Terra Luft
  • Writing From Your Family History - Jared Quan
  • Writing RPGs - Alan Bahr, Bryan Young, J.E. Zarnofsky, Michael A. Stackpole
  • Writing with Dramatic Irony - Talysa Sainz
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