Schedule

Join us for a full weekend of writing this August. Here is what to expect.

  • Master Classes: On Thursday, August 1st, we will offer a limited number of all-day sessions with a master on the topic. This is a unique opportunity to truly forward your writing career.
  • Keynotes: This year, we are welcoming New York Times Bestsellers, Oregon Book Award winners, and Pulitzer Prize nominees, as well as the screenwriter who wrote the new Top Gun. Find out more below.
  • Workshops: Our world-class faculty is here to present workshops on everything from characters to queries.
  • Pitching: We have some of the best and brightest agents, editors, and publishers from North America for you to speak with one-on-one about your project.
  • Trade Show: Our trade show area will be bigger and better than ever before. We’re bringing in editors, web designers, promoters, small presses, even a photographer for headshots. If it’s something writers need, somebody will be there to help you figure out how to get it.

From the big to the small, from the tried-and-true to the brand new, we’re going big for our 50th anniversary. You’re invited.

Thursday, August 1
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tina Connolly and Jenn Reese
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Garden Foyer and Courtyard
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Helen’s


Friday, August 2
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Reema Zaman
Mt. Hood
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Kay Kenyon
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Mt. Hood
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Tina Connolly and Jenn Reese
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Kim Johnson
Mt. Hood
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Jeff Goins
Mt. Hood
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Garden Foyer and Courtyard
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Helen’s
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Saturday, August 3
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Mt. Hood
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Kay Kenyon
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Omar El Akkad
Mt. Hood
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Michelle Ruiz Keil
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Garden Foyer and Courtyard
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Helen’s
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Cascade A/B


Sunday, August 4
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Cascade A/B
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Mt. Hood
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Mt. Hood
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Thursday, August 1
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tina Connolly and Jenn Reese
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM


Friday, August 2
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Kay Kenyon
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Tina Connolly and Jenn Reese
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


Saturday, August 3
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Kay Kenyon
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Michelle Ruiz Keil


Sunday, August 4
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Thursday, August 1


Friday, August 2


Saturday, August 3


Sunday, August 4


Thursday, August 1
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Garden Foyer and Courtyard


Friday, August 2
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Saturday, August 3
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Helen’s
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Cascade A/B


Sunday, August 4
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Thursday, August 1
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tina Connolly and Jenn Reese
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Garden Foyer and Courtyard
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Helen’s


Friday, August 2
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Reema Zaman
Mt. Hood
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Kay Kenyon
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Mt. Hood
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Tina Connolly and Jenn Reese
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Kim Johnson
Mt. Hood
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Jeff Goins
Mt. Hood
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Garden Foyer and Courtyard
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Helen’s
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Saturday, August 3
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Mt. Hood
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Kay Kenyon
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Omar El Akkad
Mt. Hood
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Michelle Ruiz Keil
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Garden Foyer and Courtyard
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Helen’s
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Cascade A/B


Sunday, August 4
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Cascade A/B
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Mt. Hood
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Mt. Hood
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Thursday, August 1
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tina Connolly and Jenn Reese
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Garden Foyer and Courtyard
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Helen’s


Friday, August 2
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Reema Zaman
Mt. Hood
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Kay Kenyon
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Mt. Hood
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Tina Connolly and Jenn Reese
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Kim Johnson
Mt. Hood
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Jeff Goins
Mt. Hood
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Garden Foyer and Courtyard
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Helen’s
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Saturday, August 3
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Mt. Hood
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Kay Kenyon
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Omar El Akkad
Mt. Hood
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Michelle Ruiz Keil
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Garden Foyer and Courtyard
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Helen’s
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Cascade A/B


Sunday, August 4
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Cascade A/B
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Mt. Hood
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Mt. Hood
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM