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BCWC 2024 
Conference Schedule

The purpose of the CLI Beach Writers Conference is to build community with and educate a group of writers who believe that our writing has a significant place in our community. To discover the people and significant organizations who are actively making a contribution to their community through literature. To explore the ways in which nature enhances our ability to create significant writing. To challenge the current publishing establishment, and create new paths to publishing.

Friday

Dockweiler Youth Center

12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

 

Registration

11:00 - 11:30 AM

 

Welcome Address/Rush the Mic

11:30 - 12:15 PM

CLI(que) Talks

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Lunch (1:15 - 2:15 PM)

Special Session

2:15 - 3:15

Beach Writing Sessions

Hiram, Andy, Ruddy

3:30 - 5:00 PM

 

Volleyball Game

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Break

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Bonfire, Pizza, Open Mic

7:00pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday

University Southern California -Taper Hall

3501 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

 

Welcome and TED Talks 

Taper Hall 102

Welcome/Opening Poem - Carlos Ornelas

9:30am-9:45am

CLI(que) Talk-

Self Publishing for Beginners

Carlos Ornelas

9:45 - 10:00 AM

CLI(que) Talk-

The Parable of the Talents

Tommy Domino

10:00 -10:15 AM

CLI(que) Talk-

Open Mics: Creating Space for Poetry

Karo

10:15- 10:30 AM

 

CLI(que) Talk-

So, You Call Yourself a Published Author

Marlana-Patrice Pugh Hamer

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Keynote Address - Hiram Sims

10:4 - 11:15 AM

Break 11:15-11:30 am

Workshops (11:30 am-12:00 pm):

CHOOSE ONE

Digging Deeper Into Your 5 Senses

Kimiko White

11:30 am - 12:25 pm

Taper Hall 208

Make Your Mark... Bookmark That Is

Marissa Forbes

11:30 am- 12:25 pm

Taper Hall 212

Lunch 12:25 pm-1:30 pm

Breakout Sessions (1:30 pm - 2:55 pm):

CHOOSE ONE

What's Rhythm Got to Do With it

Lisa Montagne

1:30 pm - 2:55 pm 

Taper Hall 208

 

The Business Side of Poetry

Anastasia Fenald

1:30 pm - 2:25 pm

Taper Hall 212

Press Panel (2:40 pm - 3:40 pm)

Taper Hall 102

Closeout Session

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

Break (prepare for Gala): 3:45-7:00

Gala at Sims Library

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 

Join us for food and special presentations

Sunday

Press Tabling Event & Book Pitches

(Students Pitching must arrive by 9:30 am)

 

USC Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow Center

 

Publishers Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Author Draft 

10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Lunch:1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Book Release 

THH 102/Amphitheatre

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Closing Ceremonies

Founders Park Amphitheatre

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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