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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

Query Letter Bootcamp

ANGIE HODAPP

 Delivering Your Own Baby: Self-Publishing Master Class

BRIAN KAUFMAN

Good Dialogue Made Easy

TERESA FUNKE

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
CHRISTA HESCHKE
STACY TESTA
PATRICIA NELSON
BRUCE BORTZ

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

1:30-2:30
Session 1

Ghostwriting, There's Nothing Scary About It

KERRIE FLANAGAN

Writing Thrillers

CARTER WILSON

What Once Was Small is Big: Finding the Big Poems in the Small Images

CRISTINA TRIPANI-SCOTT

1:30-2:45
Critique Round Tables

ANGIE HODAPP
CHRISTA HESCHKE
STACY TESTA
PATRICIA NELSON
WHITNEY DAVIS
BRUCE BORTZ
TRAI CARTWRIGHT

2:30-3:00 BREAK

3:00-4:00 Session 2

Crafting a Strong Short Story

WINDY LYNN HARRIS

Growing Your Author Platform:
What It Is, Why You Need One, and How to Get One

MARY WALEWSKI

Write on Fire!

ANNE RANDOLPH

3:00-4:15
Agent/Editor Pitches

ANGIE HODAPP
CHRISTA HESCHKE
STACY TESTA
PATRICIA NELSON
BRUCE BORTZ

4:00-4:30 BREAK

4:30-5:30 Session 3

Writing Memoir

STEVE KNOPPER

Your Story Arc: How to Build a Climax

ANNE RANDOLPH

Considering Character

TRAI CARTWRIGHT

Screenwriting 101

WHITNEY DAVIS

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, Peter Heller

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

8:00-9:00 Session 4

Author Panel

Authors: WINDY LYNN HARRIS, TODD MITCHELL, STEVE KNOPPER, BRIAN KAUFMAN, CARTER WILSON

9:00-9:30 BREAK

9:30-10:30 Session 5

Comma, Semicolon, Hyphen, Dash: One Hour to Better Mechanics

ANGIE HODAPP 

Five Steps to Publishing Success: Get Your Short Stories & Personal Essays Published in Magazines

WINDY LYNN HARRIS

Promote & Sell Your Books on Social Media . . . and Still Have Time to Write

MARY WALEWSKI 

 The Almighty Beginning: Writing an opening that will sell your book

TODD MITCHELL

10:30-11:00 BREAK

11:00-12:00 Session 6

The Scoop on Audiobooks

KERRIE FLANAGAN

Writing the Nonfiction Book Proposal

STACY TESTA

Making the Strange Believable: Vital Secrets for Writing Sci-fi & Fantasy

TODD MITCHELL

Romancing the Reader

LISA BROWN ROBERTS

12:15-1:45

Lunch

2:00-3:00 Session 7

Writing an Engaging YA or MG Mystery: Atmosphere, Tension, Pacing, and Premise

CHRISTA HESCHKE

Two Kinds of Worldbuilding and Why You Need Both

ANGIE HODAPP

Top 10 Tips for Self-Editing (And When to Hire a Pro!)

WHITNEY DAVIS

Beyond the Bears: Writing Horror Fiction 

BRIAN KAUFMAN

3:00-3:30 BREAK

3:30-4:30 Session 8

Capturing the YA Voice

PATRICIA NELSON

How Editors Decide What (and Whom) to Publish

BRUCE BORTZ

Freelance Writing

STEVE KNOPPER

I, You, Them: How Perspective Empowers Your Story

TRAI CARTWRIGHT

4:45-5:30

Closing
 Keynote speaker, Jim Davidson

Dessert & Door prizes