2015 Schedule

Conference Agenda Friday, Oct 23, 2015

8 a.m.
Registration and Coffee
Introduction

9 a.m.
Write from the Deep Part I by Karen Ball
Branding Through Custom Images by Christy Johnson

10:00 a.m.
Write from the Deep Part II by Karen Ball
Guideposts: Break into a Market that Increases Your Chance of Publication 3 Times by Melanie Hemry

11:00 a.m.
Marketing for Writers and Speakers by Karen Porter
Launching Your Book by Lindsey O’Connor and Cheri Fuller
Great Opportunities for Children’s Writers by Christopher Maselli

12:00 p.m.
Lunch
Book Table OPEN

1:00 p.m.
Pushing Through the Pain of Publishing by Shannon Ethridge

2:00 p.m.
Pitching Your Book to Agents and Editors by Cheri Fuller
Metadata: The Data Behind the Book by Lacy Williams
Maximize Your Book Table by George Porter

3:00 p.m.
Self-Edit it Before You Send It by Karen Porter
Above and Beyond: iPad Green Screen Videos by Wes Fryer
Moving Pictures: An Introduction to screenwriting by Paul Tompkins

4:00 p.m.
Pitch Perfect – Come practice your pitch with our instructors!
One-on-Ones

5:00 p.m.
Mingle – Meet other writers and our faculty!
One-on-Ones and Pitch Perfect continue
IGNITE – Short lessons from those who’ve done it

6:00 p.m.
Dinner

7:00 p.m.
Keynote from James Scott Bell

8:00 p.m.
Dessert Reception
Book Signing
Awards
Book Store is OPEN

Conference Agenda Saturday, Oct 24, 2015

8:00 a.m.
Registration
Coffee and snacks
Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Selling Well in Today’s World for Non-Fiction Writers by Chris Maselli
Enlightening Steps in Story World by Regina Jennings
Deep Waters in Story World by Rene Gutteridge

11:00 a.m.
Tell a Story (Non-Fiction Writers) by Karen Porter
10 Zits on the Face of Your Fiction Manuscript by Regina Jennings and Robin Patchin
My 10 Quirkiest Tips to Make Your Novel Memorable by Rene Gutteridge

12:00 p.m.
Lunch
Book Table is OPEN (Last time to buy)

1:00 p.m.
Killing Giants in 2015 by Karen Porter

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Selling Well in Today’s World for Fiction Writers by Chris Maselli

2:00 p.m.
Narrative Non-Fiction by Lindsey O’Connor
Writing a Book Proposal by Cheri Fuller

3:00 p.m.
Ghostwriting: Exploring New Frontiers by Melanie Hemry
Tell it Funny by Karen Porter

4:00 p.m.
Writing from the Middle (fiction) by James Scott Bell
Memoir: Shaping Story from Your Life into Story on the Page by Lindsey O’Connor
Writing for Greater Impact by Shannon Ethridge

5:00 p.m.
Sending You Off with Encouragement!