I’m delighted to have been invited back to Capclave as a participant this year. After making significant progress this year in returning to writing and submitting short stories throughout these chronic health woes and the all encompassing demands of parenting two kiddos, I’m feeling confident and thrilled to be on programming again.

My schedule is fantastic. I’m especially excited about the panel on Mindfulness. I haven’t seen programming cover this topic before in other cons – I hope people find it helpful and informative.

Friday 4:00 pm: Mindfulness and Habit Training/Tracking for Writers (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Jackson
Panelist:Meriah Lysistrata Crawford (M), Kelly Dwyer, Craig L. Gidney, Cerece Rennie Murphy, Irette Y. Patterson
What works, what doesn’t, resources, how mindfulness helps the writing process
Saturday 10:00 am: Throw Out the Genre Definitions (Ends at: 10:55 am) Jackson
Panelist:Jeanne Adams, Kelly Dwyer, J. L. Gribble (M), Joan Wendland
Intersections of YA, Horror, Romance, Erotica, Literary fiction and SFF and their current successes. Who is doing it well?
Saturday 5:00 pm: Writing for Anthologies (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Truman
Panelist:T. Eric Bakutis, Andy Duncan, Kelly Dwyer, LH Moore, Alex Shvartsman
Anthologies are an excellent opportunity for writers to get their work out to new readers. Where to look for submission opportunities, how to write to a theme, tips on catching the editor’s eye (in a good way), and a what-not-to-do list are some of the things to be addressed.
Saturday 7:30 pm: Mass autographing (Ends at: 8:55 pm) Eisenhower

Come and join us! Capclave was my first writer’s convention. It’s intimate in size and congenial, filled with professionals in all aspects of the field and has quality programming for such a smaller sized convention.

September 28-30, 2018, Rockville Hilton & Executive Meeting Center, Guests of Honor: Alyssa Wong, Nancy Kress.