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  FRIDAY
8:15-8:45 Registration for those who signed up for the Master Class
9:00-11:00

Master Classes

Advanced Plot Class:
Visualizing Novel Structure
and Making Your Character's Journey Gripping and Believable

TODD MITCHELL

If Publishing is in Your Midst...
Which Option is for YOU and YOUR Book?

JUDITH BRILES

Magazine Writing Made Simple

KERRIE FLANAGAN

11:00-11:30 Registration for those who signed up for the Agent Panel Luncheon
11:30-1:00

Agent Panel Luncheon

PAULA MUNIER
STACEY GRAHAM
JODY REIN
JENNIFER MARCH SOLOWAY

Light soup and salad lunch

12:30-1:30 Registration for Conference

1:30-2:30 Session 1

AGENT/EDITOR
ROUND TABLES

Don't think. Write.

SHANE KUHN

Advanced Point-of-View

LAURA DiSILVERIO

Social Media for Creatives
(It's not just for cat videos)

RICH KELLER

2:30-2:50 BREAK

2:50-3:50 Session 2

Baring Your Soul: How to Write from Life

LAURA RESAU

The Freelancer's Personality:
Do You Have What it Takes to Quit the Day Job?

COLLEEN M. STORY

Writing Emotions

MELANIE CROWDER

Blueprint for a Successful
Book Launch

CHUCK BARRETT

3:50-4:10 BREAK

4:10-5:10 Session 3

AGENT/EDITOR
ROUND TABLES

Flash Point

JON DAVIS

Travel Writing for Fun (Well, Mostly Just Fun)

JASON BRICK

Smart Self Publishing

KERRIE FLANAGAN

5:10-5:30 BREAK

5:30-6:30 Session 4

Creating Characters Who Leap Off the Page

LAURA RESAU

First Impressions: Loglines & Titles

ELIZABETH ENGLISH

Two Men Walk Into a Bar: Humor Writing Workshop

STACEY GRAHAM

Cliches: Uses & Abuses

ORIN HARGRAVES

6:30-7:15 Cocktails (Cash Bar)
7:15-8:30

Dinner

Announcement of the Top of the Mountain Book Award Winners
Conference Creative Team Short Movie
Recipients of the Jerry Eckert Scholarship
Keynote speaker, Grant Blackwood

8:30-10:00 Nightcaps and Networking
The Falls Bar (Cash Bar)
 
  SATURDAY
7:00-7:45

Gentle Yoga

Bring a yoga mat if you have one.
Get your mind and intentions set for the day with this gentle yoga session led by certified yoga instructor (and writer!) Julia Lynne.

7:45-8:15 BREAK

8:15-8:45 Session 5

Author Panel

Authors: SHANE KUHN, KERRIE FLANAGAN, LAURA DiSILVERIO & JASON BRICK

8:45-9:00 BREAK

9:00-10:00 Session 6

AGENT
PITCH MEETINGS

Beyond Place: A Closer Look at Setting

MELANIE CROWDER

Peace Journalism: Writing Stories for News Media in Transition 

ELISSA TIVONA

Public Speaking for Writers

JOE SIPLE

10:00-10:20 BREAK

10:20-11:20 Session 7

AGENT
PITCH MEETINGS

The Big Blog Bonanza

JASON BRICK

Poetry Games and Parlor Tricks

JON DAVIS

Writing the Cozy Mystery: It's More than Cats and Punny Titles

LAURA DiSILVERIO

11:20-11:40 BREAK

11:40-12:40 Session 8

The Agent/Author Relationship:
How to Have a Happy Marriage

PAULA MUNIER & JOE SIPLE

The Pursuit of Tone

SHANE KUHN

Boost Productivity:
What You Really Need to Get More Done in Less Time

COLLEEN M. STORY

The Field of Dreams: Screenplay
Plot & Storyline

ELIZABETH ENGLISH

12:40-2:00

Lunch

Entertainment from Kathleen Santopietro and Dan Overholser of Northern Colorado Storytellers: Now, that’s a Good Ending!
Storytellers and writers of any genre have something in common. Both these artists craft words to transport audiences from beginning to middle to the all-important ending. Professional storytellers, Kathy Santopietro Weddel and Dan Overholser will engage listeners with tales from diverse cultures. Come and experience stories with memorable, meaningful and sometimes unexpected endings. Happily ever after? Let’s see!

2:00-3:00 Session 9

Adventures in Writing YA Novels

LAURA RESAU

Book Promotion for Introverts

KERRIE FLANAGAN

Revision for Nonfiction

ORIN HARGRAVES

Book Proposals: How to Make Yours a Knockout

JODY REIN

3:00-3:20 BREAK

3:20-4:20 Session 10

The Secrets of Writing Bestselling
Novels (Advanced)

GRANT BLACKWOOD

The Well-Sold Story:
An Agents's Secrets to Writing StoriesThat Sell

PAULA MUNIER

Finding Your Middle Grade Voice

JENNIFER MARCH SOLOWAY

 

4:30-5:15

Closing

Door prizes

Closing Keynote by Judith Briles: Based on the best-selling book, The Confidence Factor--Cosmic Gooses Lay Golden Eggs, writers and authors will learn that confidence is acquired, not inherited; and it usually comes from the pitfalls--the cosmic gooses--of the writing life. Woven around the 6 Steps to Building Confidence, this stimulating and humorous speech is guaranteed to motivate and inspire! With confidence, anything is possible.

 

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