Keynote: J. Scott Savage
J. Scott Savage has been creating stories for as long as he can remember. He lives at the mouth of a canyon where morning and evening winds keep the air clear and blue—along with blowing over patio tables, trees, basketball stands, and the occasional small child. He has a wonderful wife who has stuck with him for more than twenty years, four great children, a spastic border collie, and possibly three or four fish. (The pond is frozen, so he isn’t quite sure.) Check out his books HERE.
Drill Sergeant: Tess Hilmo
Have you ever used the same word again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again? Learn how to make your writing shine!
Drill Sergeant: Clint Johnson
Clint Johnson is a writer and teacher of writing at Weber State University and Salt Lake Community College. He is the founder of the Art is Education initiative that promotes using digital technology to open access to all art for educational purposes.
Class Title: Say What? How to make my dialogue awesome
Dialogue means characters speaking out loud the way people have conversations in real life — only way cooler! This class will teach ways to make characters come alive and advance your story’s plot with nothing more than what they speak, with a good dose of silly fun thrown in.
Drill Sergeant: Wendy Swore
Drill Sergeant: Lois D. Brown
Lois keeps thinking one of these days she’ll grow up, but so far it hasn’t happened. She still loves to stay up late watching movies, play laser tag, brave the rollercoasters at Disneyland, and write books.
Class Title: Spark your Creativity
Scientists say the more creative we are, the happier we are. So let’s get HAPPY!
These authors’ books will be for sale in the Provo City Library Ballroom during the conference. Be sure to buy a few and have the authors sign them.