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The 2019 Writers Conference will be held Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17.
Our conference will focus on craft, skill-development, and community building. Get your manuscript polished and submission-ready with how-to sessions, editing and critique, and community building. Thursday - Saturday is for adult and teen writers. Sunday is just for the kids.

All sessions are First Come, First Served. Building a schedule does NOT guarantee a spot and is for informational purposes only.
Saturday, November 16 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Importance of Research (seats 24)

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We often think of creative work as flowing freely from our solitary writing process. Yet, this session will present how our creative writing, specifically poetry, can actually benefit from integrating outside research. It will explore how to "deepen" a writer's work by taking time to investigate the social and political events of a time period and to find and apply words and allusions that provide layers beyond pure narrative and observation. Specific poems that have gone through this research process will be shown and writing time may be allotted.

All sessions are First Come, First Served. Building a schedule does NOT guarantee a spot and is for informational purposes only.

Speakers
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Aisha Sharif

Poet
Aisha is a Cave Canem fellow who resides in Shawnee, Kansas, a suburb that borders Kansas City, Missouri.  As an African American Muslim woman, her work explores how racial, gender, and religious identities align, separate, and blend. Her poem, “Why I Can Dance Down a Soul Train... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
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