August 8, 2020 – Read It Again bookstore
“An Online Conversation with Chris Negron and J.L. Esplin“, hosted by Read It Again bookstore in Johns Creek, GA, will take place at 2 pm on August 8th. Join us for a lively discussion between two middle grade authors.
August 12, 2020 – Broadleaf Writers Association
Write Now: Writing Middle Grade featuring Chris Negron with Broadleaf Writers Association – In addition to discussing the recent release of his debut novel, we’ll discuss writing for middle grade readers, the writing process, and answer any questions you may have!
September 19, 2020 – Featured Speaker at the Atlanta Writers Club
I’ll be one of the speakers at the Saturday afternoon monthly meeting of the Atlanta Writers Club in September.
“Rejection: the secret door to strong revision” – If distance is the key to revision, then rejection might just be the secret door that key fits into. This discussion will focus on turning negatives into positives – using rejection as not just fuel but an actual tool for revision. Chris will share the submission history of his debut novel, Dan Unmasked, and how it fed into the revision process to produce a book that could not have existed without all those rejections, as well as the techniques that emerged from the experience.
October 17-18, 2020 – Featured Speaker at the 5th Annual Broadleaf Writers Conference
November, 2020 – Guest speaker at the 22nd Atlanta Writers Conference
I’m in discussions to speak at the November, 2020 Atlanta Writers Conference. Details and exact dates to be revealed soon!
Meanwhile, check out the 21st edition of the conference, coming up this May.