Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

2010 Schedule
June 2-5, 2010
“Exploring the Frontiers of Language”

June 2nd Wednesday
8am-7pm
Registration and attendee packet pickup

7pm
Taco feed and social gathering at Red Onion Saloon(includes Whore House tour)

June 3rd Thursday
7:45
Meet at White Pass and Yukon Route train station

8:00
Train departs

8:15
Welcome aboard
Continental breakfast

10:30
Arrive Lake Bennett- Lunch
Speaker- Parks Canada historian or hiking
Writing workshop

12:15
Depart Bennett

2:00
Arrive Carcross; motorcoach back to Skagway

4:30
Arrive Skagway

7:00
NPS Auditorium- Buckwheat At Your Service

7:45-9:15
NPS Auditorium- Faculty readings

June 4 Friday
8-9
AB Hall Continental breakfast

8:45
AB Hall Plenary session

9:15
AB Hall- Panel Discussion
Presbyterian Church-Panel Discussion

11:45
Westmark- Lunch with Keynote Speaker

1:15-3:15
AB Hall- Panel Discussion
Presbyterian Church-Panel Discussion

3:30-5:30
AB Hall- Panel Discussion
Presbyterian Church-Panel Discussion

7:00-9:15
NPS Theatre- Participant Readings

June 5 Saturday
7:30-9
AB Hall Continental breakfast

9:00
AB Hall- Panel Discussion
Presbyterian Church-Panel Discussion

11:00
Dyea field trip,
Park Service tours of historical sites, Chilkoot trail
Raft 3 miles down the Taiya River
Box lunch

4:40
Return to Skagway

7:00
Poppies- Dinner with Keynote reading(families welcome)

Please, only registered participants at workshops and field trips.

2010 Panel Topics

Friday, June 4, 2010

8:45 Plenary Session – AB Hall
I. 9:15 Panel Discussion – AB Hall
Listening to Ghosts: Making Sense of Old Stories in Back Rooms
Discussion Focus: Before writers can tell history, they wrestle with research in all its exhilarating, excruciating glory.
Jeff Brady
Karl Guerke
Daniel Henry
Kim Heacox
Andromeda Romano-Lax

Panel Discussion- Presbyterian Church
The Golden Staircase to Publication
Discussion Focus: More than a checklist for publication, writers and publishers share on-the-ground lessons toward nudging dreams onto the printed page.
Elizabeth Dabney
Dana Stabenow
Tim Woody
Kaylene Johnson

II. 1:15-3:15 Panel Discussion- AB Hall
Memoir and the Fine Line Between Truth and What Happened
Discussion Focus: In the literary transformation of one’s experience, life’s smallest details are indicators of the universal. In the service of storycraft, how important is the truth?
Kim Heacox
Elizabeth Dabney
Sherry Simpson
Peggy Shumaker
Kaylene Johnson

Panel Discussion- Presbyterian Church
Moving Scenes: Writing for the Camera
Discussion Focus: From first flash to the final cut, personal journeys from the page to the screen and strategies for the next time.
David Hunsaker
Dana Stabenow
Nick Jans

III. 3:30-5:30 Panel Discussion- AB Hall
Creating Characters To Love, Hate, and Remember Forever
Discussion Focus: Whether in fiction or nonfiction, screen or print, audiences are captured by characters who transcend the greasepaint. What does it take to turn characters into humans?
Andromeda Romano-Lax
David Hunsaker
Kim Heacox
Sherry Simpson

Panel Discussion- Presbyterian Church
Eye of the Beholder: Telling Stories of Extraordinary Persons
Discussion Focus: Finding a story in the puzzle pieces of a human life is the cautious mission of biographers and historians.
Kaylene Johnson
Tim Woody
Jeff Brady
Nick Jans
Elizabeth Dabney

June 5, 2010, Saturday

8:45 Plenary Session- AB Hall
IV. 9:00 Panel Discussion- AB Hall
The Hard Cold Facts About Mystery, Murder, and Intrigue
Discussion Focus: In search of the plot that slayed Colonel Mustard.
Dana Stabenow
Nita Nettleton
Sherry Simpson
Nick Jans

Panel Discussion- Presbyterian Church
Writing Wild: Life Beyond Pavement
Discussion Focus: The ongoing struggle to write about nature without becoming a nature writer.
Kim Heacox
Andromeda Romano-Lax
Peggy Shumaker
Daniel Henry