Past Highlights

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 The 2012 Northern Colorado Writers Conference focused on Taking The Road Less Traveled. Keynote Speaker Jim Davidson shared his harrowing account of a mountain climbing accident that took the life of his climbing partner and forced him to dig deep into himself to find the strength to climb out of the 80 foot crevasse they had plunged into. Over the course of the 2-day event attendees soaked in information from industry professionals, met with agents and editors and were inspired to continue on their writing journeys. 

Check out the Conference Creative Team's short film, Writers in the Wild.

 

Friday

1:30-2:30 REGISTRATION
ROOMS SALON I SALON II SALON V RAMS ROOM

2:30-3:30

Session 1

Query Letters

Elizabeth Evans

Reality Literature —Writing and Publishing Your Memoir

Steve Mettee

Good Vs Great: The Difference between Selling and Slushing

Nicole Resciniti

Five-Diamond Publishing
(Travel Writing)

Tom Hess

3:30-3:45 BREAK

3:45-4:45

Session 2

No One Can Resist a Great Story: Using Unforgettable Storytelling to Captivate Agents, Editors, Media and Your Fan Base

Susan Skog

Submission and Rejection: Surviving the Pre-Publication Ordeal

Joanne Kennedy

 

Four Power Tools For Your Writers Toolbox

Sandi Ault

1.5 Hour Workshop

Reading To Write

Kevin Vaughan

4:45-5:15 SNACK BREAK  

5:15-6:15

Session 3

Get Out of Your Own Way: Dealing with Self-Sabotage

Cricket McRae

Social Media

Laurie Macomber

Agent Panel

Nicole Resciniti
Elizabeth Evans
Adriana Dominguez
Kate Testerman

Nonfiction
Round Tables

Tom Hess
Steve Mettee

6:15-7:00 COCKTAIL HOUR

**Award-winning photographer, Norm Rehme, is 
offering professional headshots for only $30**

7:00-8:30
 

Dinner and Keynote Speaker

Jim Davidson

8:30-10:00
Networking Event

Cash Bar

Saturday

7:30-8:30am

Sit down meal. Breakfast served at 7:45

Chilled Orange Juice
Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs
Bacon
Breakfast Potato and Broiled Tomato
Assorted Pastry and Muffin Basket
Coffee Service

ROOMS SALON I SALON II SALON V Ram's Room

8:30-9:30

Session 4

Revelations, Realizations & Epiphanies: Crafting a Resonant Ending

Joanne Kennedy

Writing for the Web

Laurie Macomber

ABC's of Writing for Children

Debbie Dadey

Agent/Editor Pitch Sessions

9:00-12:00

**Kate Testerman is doing 2 roundtable sessions: 8:30-9:30 & 9:45-10:45

Agent/Editor Pitch Session Schedule

 

 

 

9:30-9:45 BREAK    

9:45-10:45

Session 5

Dismembering the YA Novel

Bonnie Ramthun

BUZZ BUZZ AND MORE BUZZ: Effective Book Promotion

Susan Skog

The Path To Publication

Kevin Vaughan & 
Jim Davidson

10:45-11:00  BREAK    

11:00-12:00

Session

The Business of Writing

Debbe Dadey

Writing and Publishing a Novel

Bonnie Ramthun

The P2 Formula: The Two P's of All Great Writing

Sandi Ault

12:00-1:00

LUNCH 
*presenters, agents and editors will be at assigned tables, giving you a chance to visit with the one at your table

 

1:00-2:00

Session7

Your Four Book Publishing Choices

Steve Mettee

 

Book Seller Panel

 

 

Getting to Know Your Characters

Cricket McRae

 

 

What Every Magazine/Newspaper Editor Wants

Tom Hess

 

2:00-2:15 BREAK

2:15-3:15


Session 8

Slush Pile

Steve Mettee
Elizabeth Evans

Query Critique

Sandy Ault

Slush Pile

Kate Testerman
Nicole Resciniti

 

3:15-4:30
Closing Keynote

Door Prizes & Giveaway

**We are giving away a full registration to the 2012 Rocky Mountain Gold Conference in September**

 

 

Kerrie Flanagan
NCWC Director 
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Jim Davidson
Keynote Speaker 

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AdrianaDominguez
Adriana Dominguez
Literary Agent 
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KateSchaferTesterman
Kate Testerman
Literary Agent 

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ElizabethEvansElizabeth Evans
Literary Agent 

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SteveMetteeSteve Mettee
Editor and Author 
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TomHess
Tom Hess
Editor of Encompass Magazine 
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NicoleRescinitiNicole Resciniti
Literary Agent 
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Sandi_AultSandi Ault
Author 
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CricketMcRaeCricket McRae
Author 

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DebbieDadeyDebbie Dadey
Author 

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JoanneKennedyJoanne Kennedy
Author 
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KevinVaughanKevin Vaughan
Author and Journalist 
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SusanSkogSusan Skog
Author 
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bonnie_ramthunBonnie Ramthun
Author

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Laurie Macomber
Marketing Specialist
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