Image: Write Turns logo, which is a pencil bent at a right angle inside of a diamond with the words "Write Turns."Interested in writing? Want to meet professionals in the field, meet other teen writers in the area, and work on your craft? Our 2019 Write Turns conference was a success! Be sure to stay tuned for our future conference!

Topics Included: World Building, Screenplay Writing, Editing, Character Development, Poetry, Writing Children's Lit, Fiction Writing, Writing Themes, Plot, Conflict, Flash Fiction, Show Not Tell, and more!

Speakers: Robert Scott (keynote speaker), Brendan Baggitt, Kristen Burnham, Jeni Chappelle, John Dutton, Erica Gravely, Melissa Koberlein, Michelle Orabona, Stuart Schadt, Rachel Strohman, Angela Stouffer, Ellen Weeren, and New York Times Bestselling Author, Lisa Maxwell. Plus a bonus class from literary agent and freelance editor Kaitlyn Johnson!

Special thanks to Chick-fil-A in Bristow for providing sandwiches, The Bone for providing cornbread, and George Mason University Creative Writing Program, Safeway in Bristow, Harris Teeter in BristowCreative Brush Studio in Manassas for providing financial assistance, Kathy Sykes for creating the logo, Envision Social Media, and Double Dessert Press for creating our flier.


2019 Schedule:

  • 8:30 Check-in (Foyer)
  • 9:00 – 9:30 Keynote Speaker Address & Conference Directions
  • 9:40 – 10:25 SESSION 1
  • 10:35 – 11:20 SESSION 2
  • 11:25 – 12:05 LUNCH IN BULLDOG HALL
  • 12:15 – 1:00 SESSION 3
  • 1:10 – 1:55 SESSION 4
  • 1:55 – Evaluation
  • 2:00 Dismissal 


Questions: Please email either of the conference coordinators, Heather Osial at or Kristy Gillespie at

Stay Tuned: We will release the 2020 date as soon as possible!