Trudy Lewis is the author of the novels The Empire Rolls (Moon City Press) and Private Correspondences which was awarded the Goyen Prize from TriQuarterly/Northwestern. her short story collection The Bones of Garbo won the Sandstone Prize from the Ohio State University Press. Trudy's stories have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Best American Short Stories, Cimarron Review, Cold Mountain Review, Cream City Review, Chattahoochee Review, Meridian, New England Review, New Stories from the South, Shenandoah and others. She is the recipient of the Lawrence Foundation Award and the Glenna Luschei Prize from Prairie Schooner. Trudy is a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Missouri.
Dinty W. Moore is author of The Story Cure: A Book Doctor’s Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir, the memoir Between Panic & Desire, and many other books. He has published essays and stories in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Arts & Letters, and The Normal Schoolamong numerous other venues. A professor of nonfiction writing at Ohio University, Moore lives in Athens, Ohio, where he grows heirloom tomatoes and edible dandelions.
Dinty W. Moore
“Moore’s signature wit and wisdom are once again on display in this useful guide for writers of all levels of experience." —Poets & WritersMagazine
Sue Mroz is an award-winning filmmaker and Associate Professor of Instruction in Cinema Art and Science at Columbia College Chicago. Prior to Columbia, she was Program Director of the Chicago International Film Festival and worked as an actor and filmmaker with Wild Life Theater and Rococo Rodeo. She has an MFA in Film and Video from Columbia College Chicago, and studied extensively at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. Her areas of specialization are mythology, dreams, and the psychology of creativity. Classes taught and/or created include Project Development, PreProduction and Preparation; Myth, Dream, and Movie; Directing 1; Screenwriting 1, 2, and 3; Adaptation; Directing for Character; and Creativity: Vision and Process. Current works include the experimental exploration There Was No Proof, and the short narrative The Scary Ham, based on the story by Ellen Klages. In 2011 Sue received the Excellence in Teaching Award for full-time faculty at Columbia College Chicago.
Meghann ArtesKeynote - Visual Storytelling
Meghann Artes is an award-winning filmmaker and animator who has worked with Sesame Street, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Bix Pix, Nick Jr., NBC and ABC. Her short films have enjoyed success in festivals across the country and, in 2009, her work for Sesame Street was awarded both an Emmy and a Peabody.
Drawing from her small town childhood and her urban career, Meghann's independent works artfully utilize handmade elements and modern techniques. Meghann's whimsical subject matter as well as her use of color and texture draw in audiences of all ages.
Meghann holds an MFA from the Animation Workshop at UCLA and is currently an independent filmmaker and an associate professor at DePaul University in Chicago.
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2017 EVENT SCHEDULE
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**Schedule is subject to change.
8:30 - 9am : Check-In
University of Missouri Student CenterPlease check-in to receive your program and badge.
9 - 9:15am: Welcome
TBDGet ready to spend the day with us! Join us for a quick introduction to the weekend's events.
9:15 - 9:45am: Morning Keynote
TBDMorning Keynote Speaker: Nani Fudge
10 - 12pm: Craft of Writing
Check program for room locationIt’s time to break into your specific track! Learn from experts in the Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Playwriting/Screenwriting genres.
12 - 12:30pm: Lunch
MU Student Center CenterTake a break! Lunch will be provided during this time. You can also take this time to check out our wide selection of books and network!
12:30-1:30pm: Book signings and Lunch continued
MU Student CenterTake this time to meet our speakers and authors and get your books signed. Make sure to browse our books selections, too!
1:30 - 3pm: First Page Read
TBAFirst Page Read - Registration $10 - Your work may be selected to be discussed by our panel of experts. Visit http://www.showmewriters.com/schedule/first-page-read/ For more information.
3:10-5pm: Editing and Craft of Writing continued
Same as Craft of Writing earlier - check program
In front of The Mizzou StoreSocial and Open Mic - Light appetizers and networking with other attendees. Also Open Mic times - visit http://www.showmewriters.com/open-mic-saturday-evening/ for more information.
9-9:50am: Breakout Sessions
Check ProgramSeating is limited per session.
- Walter Bargen - Poetry
- Jim Henry - Playwriting/Screenwriting
- Nancy Allen- Breaking the Iron Curtain of NY Publishing: A Missouri Lawyer's Path to Publication
- Maurice Broaddus - WorldBuilding