Programs & Events
Wilmington Writers Conference: Untold Stories
Join us for the 4th annual Wilmington Writers Conference. This year we will be exploring the theme of Untold Stories through a keynote address, a full slate of craft sessions, and online networking opportunities. View conference schedule, session descriptions, and presenter bios.
9:15 am Welcome and Committee Address
**Each Attendee will attend only TWO sessions, pick the time slots that fit with your schedule**
10 am – 11:30 am – Morning Sessions
12:30 pm – 2 pm – Mid-Day Sessions
2:30 pm – 4 pm – Afternoon Sessions
5 pm – All Conference Share-back
Register for the Share-back and you will be randomly placed into a Zoom breakout group after some remarks to the whole conference. In these breakout groups you will be able to share stories from the day, read pieces you created in your sessions, and network. Bring a drink and some snacks and make it a virtual Happy Hour!
Don’t miss the Virtual Keynote Address by Erin Entrada Kelly on Friday, July 17 at 7 pm
This keynote is free and open to the public but requires pre-registration. Register
Erin Entrada Kelly received the 2018 Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe, the 2017 APALA Award for The Land of Forgotten Girls, and the 2016 Golden Kite Honor Award for Blackbird Fly, among other honors.
She is a New York Times bestseller whose work has been translated into several languages. Her fifth book and first fantasy, Lalani of the Distant Sea, received six starred reviews and was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Public Library, The Horn Book, Booklist, BookPage, and others.All Erin’s books are Junior Library Guild Selections.
In 2018, Hello, Universe and You Go First were both acquired for adaptation. Hello, Universe is being adapted by Netflix, and You Go First is being adapted for the stage.
Her sixth book, We Dream of Space, is her first work of historical fiction. It’s set in January 1986, in the weeks leading to the Challenger disaster.
Erin has a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies and liberal arts from McNeese State University and an MFA from Rosemont College. She lives in Delaware.
Erin is mestiza and identifies as Filipina-American. Her mother is Visayan.
Organizers & Sponsors
This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation and The Happy Self Publisher. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.