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

Master Classes

The Two-Hour MFA

ANGIE HODAPP

Social Media Marketing: Bookbub Ads, Facebook Ads, and Book Trailers

LS HAWKER

 Writing and Promoting the "Book Club Book"

CYNTHIA SWANSON

Self-Publishing; How to Get Started

KERRIE FLANAGAN

10:00-11:00 Registration for those who signed up for the Agent-Editor Panel Luncheon
11:15-12:45

Agent-Editor Panel Luncheon

ANGIE HODAPP
YANA MAKUWA
MICHAEL CARR
MICHELLE DOTTER
LUCINDA KARTER
ZABÉ ELLOR
MARY CUMMINGS

12:00-1:00 Registration for Conference
12:45 - 1:00 Conference Welcome and Orientation

1:30-2:30
Session 1

Poetry (title/description coming soon)

JOVAN MAYS

 Screenwriting 101 for
Stage and Screen

MARCIA CEBULSKA


 The Business of Art: How to Make Freelance Writing Work for You

KRISTIN OWENS

1:30-2:45

Agent-Editor Consults

ANGIE HODAPP
MICHELLE DOTTER
MICHAEL CARR
LUCINDA KARTER
YANA MAKUWA
ZABÉ ELLOR
MARY CUMMINGS

2:30-3:00 BREAK

3:00-4:00 Session 2

 Build Your Platform with Magazine Articles

KERRIE FLANAGAN

Writing a Thriller That Readers Can't Put Down

LS HAWKER

STEVEN DUNN

 

3:00-4:15
Agent-Editor Consults

ANGIE HODAPP
MICHELLE DOTTER
MICHAEL CARR
LUCINDA KARTER
YANA MAKUWA 
ZABÉ ELLOR
MARY CUMMINGS

4:00-4:30 BREAK

4:30-5:30 Session 3

Write Your Truth

NADINE KENNEY JOHNSTONE

Scene Stealer: How to Plot Your Novel Scene by Scene

JORDAN E. ROSENFELD

Can You Feel The Love ; The ABCs of HEAs ; The ins & outs of kissing books 

CINDI MADSEN

 

 

Dialogue That Sings

MARCIA CEBLUSKA

5:30-6:30 Cocktails (Cash Bar)
6:30-8:00

Dinner

Conference Creative Team Short Movie
Recipients of the Jerry Eckert Scholarship
Keynote speaker, Cynthia Swanson

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

8:00-9:00 Session 4

Author Panel

Authors: LS HAWKER, STEVEN DUNN, KERRIE FLANAGAN, JORDAN E. ROSENFELD & CINDI MADSEN

9:00-9:30 BREAK

9:30-10:30 Session 5

Opening Pages That
Lead to Yes

ANGIE HODAPP 

Poetry (title/description coming soon)

JOVAN MAYS

From Query Letter to Pub Date: How the Author-Agent Relationship Develops

MICHAEL CARR

 

Save Your Manuscript Using the Story Grid

LS HAWKER

10:30-11:00 BREAK

11:00-12:00 Session 6

Using Fragmentation and Hybridity in Writing

YANA MAKUWA

From Manuscript to Bookstore Shelf

LUCINDA KARTER

Applying Film Techniques to Writing

STEVEN DUNN

On the Muse Cruise: Writing and Publishing Your
Picture Book 

MARY CUMMINGS

12:15-1:45

Lunch

2:00-3:00 Session 7

Making Your Story Meaningful

NADINE KENNEY JOHNSTONE

Snapping Pictures with Words: The Art of Description

ANGIE HODAPP

Researching and Writing Not-So-Historical Fiction

CYNTHIA SWANSON

Character-Centered Worldbuilding for
Sci-Fi/Fantasy

ZABÉ ELLOR

3:00-3:30 BREAK

3:30-4:30 Session 8

What is Small Press Publishing?

MICHELLE DOTTER

Get Intimate With Your Characters

JORDAN E. ROSENFELD

Edit Yourself into Print: Giving Your Work a Professional Polish

MICHAEL CARR

What Makes YA?

ZABÉ ELLOR

 

4:45-5:30

Closing
 Keynote speaker, Jovan Mays

Dessert and refreshments