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Preliminary Draft Program Grid for David Keener

This is the Preliminary Draft program schedule. David Keener may or may not actually be on these items, but probably will. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, modifications to the program can occur throughout the convention.

Sunday 10:00 am: Writing About Climate Change (Ends at: 10:55 am) Bethesda
Panelists: Paolo Bacigalupi, D. Douglas Fratz (M), Max Gladstone, David Keener, James Maxey
Climate change is the new nuclear winter. Post-apocalyptic novels used to be set in a post nuclear detonation landscape; now they're set in environmentally wrecked futures. Most of these books are dystopian and theoretically predictive. Why do authors write the way they write about climate change?
Sunday 1:00 pm: Public Speaking for Writers (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Boardroom
Panelists: David Keener (M)
David Keener, an experienced public speaker, conference organizer and writer, will lead a workshop on public speaking for writers. In today's publishing world, simply writing a story isn't enough - you also need to get up in front of an audience and promote yourself. In this workshop, you'll learn techniques to be a dynamic speaker. You'll learn how to apply these techniques to be an effective panelist at conventions, whether as a moderator or as a participant. You'll also learn to describe your fiction in succinct sound bites designed to intrigue potential readers.

You've seen it all done wrong - find out how to do it right.

Limited to 15 participants.
Duration: 2 hours

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