Schedule of Events

Subject to Change (Children’s events coming soon!) All events take place in Jaguar Student Activity Center except children’s activities, which are in the amphitheater.

9 to 9:45

Keynote speaker New York Times Bestselling Author Diane Chamberlain, Ballroom

10:45 a.m.

Thrills and Chills in Fiction: Christopher Swann, Mary Beth Whalen, Emily Carpenter, Coffeehouse

How to Write a Memoir with Jim Minick, Butler Room

Georgians Making History: William Rawlings,  William Okie, Jim Garvey, Hardy Room

11 to 11:45

It’s a Southern Fiction Thang: James D. Mccallister, Karen Spears Zacharias, Man Martin, Coffeehouse

Rock and Roll Southern Style: Willie Perkins, Michael Buffalo Smith, John Jeter, Butler Room

Southern Poetry Panel: Charleston’s Poet Laureate, Marcus Amaker, Anthony Carter, Kimberly Simms, Hardy Room

12 to 12:45 

Spoken Word Poetry: Line-up TBA, Ballroom

Looking for Love in Unexpected Places: Karin Gillespie, Hildie McQueen and TBA, Coffeehouse

Pig’s Feet, Chewed-up Ears and Moonshine Fingers: A non-fiction workshop on finding story in daily encounters with common people with Karen Spears Zacharias, Butler Room

Lit with Grit:  Stacia Pelletier, Kenn Bivens,  Michel Stone, Hardy Room

1 to 1:45

Whodunit Mysteries: Charmain Brackett, Larissa Reinhart, Sasscer Hill, Ballroom

A Conversation with Stephen Corey, the editor of The Georgia Review, Coffeehouse

So You Want to Write a Young Adult Novel with Christine Hurley Deriso, Butler

Memoirs and Personal Stories:  Christopher Martin, Tara Simkins, George Van Giesen, Hardee

2 to 2:45

Brushes with the Past; Historical Fiction: Julia Franks, Daren Wang, Jim Minick, Coffeehouse

Memoirs From the Heart: Johnathon Scott Barrett and Dick Wall, Butler Room

Tribute to Starkey Flythe: Poetry contest award winners and readings, Hardy Room

3 to 3:45

Dazzling Debut Novelists: Bren McClain, Deno Trakas, Anna Schachner, Coffeehouse

Adventures in Espionage: Meet former KGB agent Jack Barsky, Butler Room

Remembering Louise Shivers: Wally Evans, Tom Turner, Beth Sicliano, Hardy Room