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2022 Golden Gate Conference Schedule

 

Below is the 2022 Golden Gate Conference Schedule – subject to revision. All events are located in the Fred Farr Forum unless noted otherwise. (I)=Illustrator Track sessions


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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Registration (Fred Farr)

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. New Attendee Session with Regional Team/Local Volunteers (Kiln)

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Meet and Seat (Fred Farr)

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. CONFERENCE KICK-OFF 

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Nurturing Your Creative Self, Stephen Fraser (Fred Farr)

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Break 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Author Roundtables (Oak Shelter, Evergreen) and Fireside Chats

  • -Writing Across Different Genres, Lisa Moore Ramee and Nikki Shannon Smith (Fred Farr)
  • – (PAL) Insights on School and Library Visits, Liz Garton Scanlon (Stuck Up Inn)
  • – (I) The Illustrator’s Journey of Catia Chien  (Afterglow)

6:00 – 6:15 p.m. Meet and Greet/Walk to Dinner

  • – Picture Book  (Fred Farr)
  • – Middle Grade/Young Adult (Afterglow)
  • – Illustrators (Kiln) – set up portfolios for this evening’s Portfolio Show 

6:20 – 7:20 p.m. Dinner (Crocker Dining Hall)

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Illustrator Keynote Address – Working with Purpose and Joy – Finding Meaning In Your Work By Creating From The Inside Out, Catia Chien (Fred Farr)

8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour, Portfolio Show, and Local Author Book Sales (Kiln)

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast, Crocker Dining Hall

8:25 – 8:40 a.m. Announcements, Good News, Member Book Slideshow 

*Individual Critiques scheduled throughout the day, until 3:30 pm. 

8:40 – 9:25 a.m. Current Trends of Picture Books and How to Share Your Own Voice Among Those, Martha Rago 

9:25 – 9:35 a.m. Break 

9:35 – 10:20 a.m. Craft Sessions 1:

    • – (Middle Grade/Fantasy) Weaving the Real and Fantastical Into Your Stories, Lisa Moore Ramee (Fred Farr)
    • – (Chapter Book) Bringing Your Chapter Book To Life, Nikki Shannon Smith (Oak Shelter)
    • – (Picture Book) How to Get the Giggle, Claire Tattersfield (Kiln)

10:20 – 10:30 a.m. Break 

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. Writer and Illustrator Workshops:

  • – Saying Something Both New and True: A Workshop in Using Metaphor Well, Liz Garton Scanlon (Fred Farr)
  • (I) Abstraction vs. Representation – What is Art That is Not Too Tight and Not Too Loose?, Catia Chien (Kiln)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch, Crocker Dining Hall

12:30 – 8:30 p.m. Hicklebees Bookstore Open

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Craft Sessions 2:

    • – (Novel) Good First Chapters, Cheryl Klein (Fred Farr)
    • – (Picture Book) Unforgettable, Fall-in-Loveable, How to Catch An Agent With Your Irresistible Picture Book Character Development,  Wendi Gu (Kiln)
    • – (Illustration) Illustration Variation: Illustrating Board Books vs. Early Reader Chapter Books,  Shirley Ng-Benitez (Oak Shelter)

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Break 

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Keynote Address – Responding to the Unknown: Creativity as Answer and Inspiration, Liz Garton Scanlon 

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break, (Portfolios drop-off for judging at Kiln)

3:30 – 4:30  p.m. Roundtables and Creative Sessions

Roundtables:

  • -Author Roundtables (Oak Shelter)
  • -Illustrator Roundtables (Kiln)

Creative Sessions:

  • -Writers (Evergreen)
  • -(I) Illustrators’ Walk and Sketch (Meet at Lodge)

4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Critique Connect and Flex Time

  • -Critique Connect, moderated by Lynne Ann Biscay (Fred Farr)
  • -Flex Time, relax or go to the “Writing and Drawing Room” (Evergreen)

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner, Crocker Dining Hall / Illustrators pick up portfolios at Kiln

7:15 – 7:45 p.m. Announcement of 10th Annual Golden Gate Writer’s Award and the Portfolio Best-in-Show, plus a Mini-Moth (Fred Farr)

7:45 – 8:45 p.m. Faculty Book Signings and Mingling (Fred Farr)

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, Crocker Dining Hall

8:30 – 8:45  a.m. Announcements (all presentations in Fred Farr today)

8:45 – 9:30 a.m. To Love the World, Amy Novesky 

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Decoding Contract Language and Negotiation,  Jen Rofe

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Break, Check-out time

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Creatives Panel: What Next After You Are Published? Lisa Moore Ramee, Nikki Shannon Smith, Shirley Ng-Benitez

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Wrap-up and Closing Ceremony

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch, Crocker Dining Hall