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Writing the Future Program


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Writing the Future Program

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  2. 2. PROGRAM SESSIONS Panelists and presenters for the event include Sandra Beasley, Nick Bilton, Lauren Cerand, Sarah Courteau, Hattie Fletcher, Carolyn Forche, Peter Ginna, Lee Gutkind, Pagan Kennedy, Jeff Kleinman, Richard Nash, Jay Ogilvy, Jack Sallay, Dan Sarewitz, and Tom Shroder. 8:00–9:00 A.M. 3:15–4:00 P.M. RegistRation tRUth and ConseQUenCes: Changing the RUles of WRiting 9:00–10:30 A.M. Courteau, Fletcher, Forche, Kleinman, Shroder What WRiteRs need to KnoW to today to PRePaRe themselves foR tomoRRoW maKing Big stoRies fit in small sPaCes: WRite shoRteR, fasteR, Ogilvy, Sarewitz and With moRe meaning 10:45 A.M.–12:15 P.M. Bilton, Cerand, Ginna, Kennedy Lee Gutkind will join Ogilvy and Sarewitz for discussion 4:15–5:00 P.M. Sunday, March 21 and debate and then open up the program to a panel of writers and editors for questions and discussion the fUtURe of the long essay Noon–2:00 P.M. Beasley, Cerand, Courteau, Nash, Sallay Beasley, Fletcher, Forche, Shroder CReating a WRiteR: Why sPeCialize? Join The Writer’s Center’s sta , workshop 12:15–1:30 P.M. Cerand, Kennedy, Kleinman lUnCh leaders, and members in this rst ever 5:00–7:00 P.M. pre-birthday reading celebration. 1:30–2:00 P.M. CReative nonfiCtion laUnCh PaRty niCK Bilton: i live in the fUtURe This event is FREE and open to the public. and heRe’s hoW it WoRKs 2:00–3:00 P.M. fRom video-BooKs to soCial PUBlishing: the fUtURe of Reading and WRiting Bilton, Ginna, Kennedy, Nash, Sallay CREATIVE The Writer’s Center’s 33rd NONFICTION Birthday Celebration magazine Featuring Pagan Kennedy and Carolyn Forché relaunch Saturday, March 20, 2010 5:00–7:00 p.m. at The Writer’s Center Join Creative Non ction as it unveils its new look. Sunday, March 21, 2010 | 2:00 P.M. | Tickets: $20
  3. 3. THE WRITER’S CENTER MAIN LEVEL LOWER LEVEL  Reception Anton Chekhov    Jane Fox Tennessee   Reading Room Williams  Walt Whitman Upton Sinclair    Zora Neale Charlotte Brontë   Hurston Langston Hughes    Allan B. Lefcowitz Robert Frost   Theatre Mark Twain   Emily Dickinson   Richard Wright     Wilder Billy
  4. 4. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PLACES TO EAT hoW do i get to Can i BUy a Panelist’s BooK Persimmon (Upscale American)   Starbucks   the WRiteR’s CenteR? at the WRiteR’s CenteR? 7003 Wisconsin Avenue 7140 Wisconsin Avenue The Writer’s Center is located at Unfortunately, we are not selling 4508 Walsh Street in Bethesda, panelists’ books today.   Pollo of Bethesda (Peruvian) Don Saveur India (Indian)   Maryland, five blocks south of 7009 Wisconsin Avenue 6831 Wisconsin Avenue the Bethesda Metro stop. Walsh Can i taKe Photos Street is located on the east side dURing the ConfeRenCe? of Wisconsin Avenue. The phone Yes Stromboli (Italian)     Baba’s Falafel Ali number for The Writer’s Center is 7023 Wisconsin Avenue 7155 Wisconsin Avenue 301-654-8664 What if i have otheR QUestions that aRe Moby Dick (Middle Eastern)   Papa John’s   WheRe do i PaRK? not ansWeRed heRe? 7027 Wisconsin Avenue 7200 47th Street Metered parking is across the street If you have questions, please ask from our building. The meters are any of The Writer’s Center’s staff. free on weekends. Golden City (Chinese)   Trader Joe’s   Staff members can be identified by the following badge: 7026 Wisconsin Avenue 6831 Wisconsin Avenue WheRe is yoUR handiCaP aCCess? WheRe aRe the RestRooms? Restrooms are located on both the To the Bethesda Metro stop main and lower levels of The Writer’s Center do yoU have BETHESDA AVENUE STAFF vending maChines? There is a vending machine for beverages located on the lower level just to the left of the steps. Coffee, tea, and bottled water can also be purchased at the reception EET WALSH S TR area on the main level. S TREET S TANFORD
  5. 5. 4508 Walsh Street Bethesda, MD 20815 301-654-8664 The Writer’s Center is sponsored in part by The Writer’s Center gratefully acknowledges assistance received from the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington’s Business Volunteers for the Arts Program.