SunDAY, APRIL 15
All panels and conversations below take place at Orcas Center, in either the Black Box or on Center Stage. Weekend passes are required for all Saturday & Sunday Panels/Conversations/Workshops. Please visit our Author & Artists page to learn more about our panelists.
9:30 to 10:30a—Center Stage
CONVERSATION WITH PULITZER PRIZE-WINNER ADAM JOHNSON
Moderated by Scott Hutchins
9:30 to 10:30a—Black Box
FOOD, WINE & TRAVEL PANEL
Travel & Food writers discuss writing about the things they love and their travel and culinary adventures with festivalgoers. Moderated by Iris Graville
10:40a to 11:40—Black Box
THE ARTFUL EDITORS
The Artful Editors (Naomi Kim Eagleson, Todd Summar, and Jonathan Starke) discuss how to work with a developmental editor to produce your best manuscript, and book whisperer Ayn Gailey shares how she helps authors edit their books to earn critical acclaim, garner top agents, and earn spots on the NY Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller lists.
10:45a to 11:45—Center Stage
WORLD OF MEMOIR
Regionally beloved memoirists Iris Graville and Elisabeth Eaves, editor Kaitlyn Teer, esteemed agent Michelle Brower and book whisperer and memoirist, Ayn Gailey, discuss their favorite memoirs, their own experiences recounting their lives and the emotional challenges of writing the compelling memoir and getting it to market.
11:50 to 12:20a—Black Box
CONVERSATION WITH AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR VICTOR LAVALLE
Moderated by Samuel W. Gailey
12:30a to 1:45p—Center Stage
BOOK TO FILM
Award-winning actress Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings, Reaching for the Moon, Homeland, Thin Red Line), author Willy Vlautin (Motel Life, Lean on Pete), Pulitzer-winner Gilbert King (Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall...), and filmmakers discuss the challenges of adapting books into film and share stories about their own book-to-film projects. Moderated by Ayn Gailey