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Expressions Writers Conference

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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One event on March 9, 2019 at 9:00 am

- $50.00

A series of workshops and lectures built around the concept of storytelling as a means for building more effective relationships with your audience. Whether you are creating novels, building marketing and public relations campaigns, or just sending emails to clients, the events that comprise “Expressions Storytelling Institute and Writers Conference” will help you master the art of storytelling.

At this annual seminar, participants are given the opportunity to learn the key elements of storytelling with writer and Concordia University professor Josip Novakovich. Novakovich’s work includes novels such as “Apricots from Chernobyl,” “April Fool’s Day,” and “Infidelities.”

Other guest speakers include professional communicators in all fields –– authors, journalists, bloggers, teachers, agents, editors, and more –– all with decades of combined experience.

Registration $50



Friday, March 8

Check-in (8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.) Buena Vida West Lobby

Welcome and Introductions (9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.)

Source of Story (Josip Novakovich) (9:20 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.)

Plot Development (Josip Novakovich) (10:25 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)

Book Signing (11:20 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.)

Lunch (12:05 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.)

Description and Word Choice (Josip Novakovich) (1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.)

Building Memorable Characters (Hannah Benefield) (2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.)

Genre Breakouts (Cady Suppe, Dr. Paul Corrigan, Anna Cotton, Dr. Paul Linzey) (3:35 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.)

Day One Wrap-Up (4:35 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)


Saturday, March 9

Check-in (8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.) Buena Vida West Lobby

Welcome (9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.)

Editing Down to the Bones (Part I) (Joni M. Fisher) (9:15 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.)

Editing Down to the Bones (Part II) (Joni M. Fisher) (10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.)

Panel Discussion: Four Florida Authors (Joni M. Fisher, Donna Kelly, Jamie Beckett, Carol J. Post) (11:35 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.)

Final Session (12:35 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)


March 8
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Tags:


Department of Humanities


Buena Vida West Auditorium, SEU
1000 Longfellow Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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(863) 667-5000


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