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Program Schedule
(subject to change)

Thursday November 2

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Registration

Regency Foyer

6:30PM - 8:30PM

Cocktail reception and Meet & Greet

Regency Foyer

Daily Schedule Friday - Sunday

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Coffee

Outside Breakout Rooms

8:00AM - 8:45PM

NanoWriMo Write-In

By Appointment

Carlos Ferro Small Group Voice Acting / Narration Classes

Regency B

TBD

By Appointment

Pitch Appointments with Agents and Editors

Cook A

Friday November 3

9:00AM - 9:45AM

Regency C & D

Breakfast with the Agents & Editors
Start your day with our editors. Talking, taking question and just having fun.

10:00AM - 10:45AM

Regency B

Regency C

Regency D

Unexpected ways to make your people pop
Kathy Lyons

Marketing, Branding and Promotion
William Joseph Roberts

Writing for Visual Media
Doug Rice and Charles Moisant

11:00AM - 11:45AM

Regency B

Regency C

Regency D

Learn how to pitch
Kathy Lyons

How to deploy humor effectively within scenes
Jody Lynn Nye

How To Self Publish
J.B. Garner

11:45PM - 1:00PM

Lunch

We will have a Buffet of Soup, Salad, Sandwiches, and dessert in Regency A
(Suggested donation to the 501(c)3 of $25)

1:00PM - 1:45PM

Revising your novel or how many times can I write this darn book?
J.B. Garner

Developmental Editing - Can you be your own Dev Editor
David Butler

Power of You: Fnd what will work for you from Branding to Voice
William Joseph Roberts

Regency B

Regency C

Regency D

2:00PM - 2:45PM

Regency C

Regency D

Combating Imposter Syndrome
Learn how to recognize and combat imposter syndrome to help you understand you belong in the writing community simply because you write.
Dan Cramer

Non-Fiction: Creating ripples of change beyond the NYT List
Cheryl Jefferson

3:00PM - 3:45PM

Regency B

Regency C

Regency D

Writing a children's book
Kathy Lyons, Joyce Sweeney

Getting Unstuck - How to refill the creative well
TBD

Character Arc vs. Plot Arc
Jody Lynn Nye

4:00PM - 4:45PM

Regency B

Regency C

Regency D

In Depth Character Development
A.D. Nauman

How to create a great elevator pitch / log line
David Butler

Getting Your Poetry out there
Kay Kro

5:00PM - 5:45PM

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal Panel
Jody Lynn Nye, David Butler, William Joseph Roberts

Regency B

Saturday November 4

9:00AM - 9:45AM

Regency C & D

Breakfast with the Authors
Start your day with our authors. Talking, taking question and just having fun.

10:00AM - 10:45AM

Regency B

Regency C

Regency D

Working with outside PR panel
A.D. Nauman, Garnett Kilberg Cohen, Emily Bleeker

Writing for film and television
Soman Chainani

Writing Action
Jamie Freveletti

11:00AM - 11:45AM

Regency B

Regency C

Regency D

Self-Editing: Your novel will never be perfect, how to let go
David Butler

Writing from a perspective you don't share
Emily Bleeker

Armed with Intellectual Freedom: Current Challenges and Next Steps
Joyce McIntosh will share information about the current wave of censorship challenges experienced in every corner of the United States, and the tools that our public and school librarians can use to navigate them.  She will then share the resources available to help each of us become informed and active advocates.

11:45PM - 1:00PM

Lunch

We will have a Buffet of Soup, Salad, Sandwiches, and dessert in Regency A (Suggested donation to the 501(c)3 of $25)

1:00PM - 1:45PM

Memoir and Non-Fiction - How to tell a true story and keep an audience engaged
Jill Wine-Banks

How to write a great short story and how to get it published
Garnett Kilberg Cohen

Regency B

Regency C

Public Persona: Social Media and Interviews
Sherrill Bodine, Debi Catenacci

Regency D

2:00PM - 2:45PM

Regency B

Regency C

Regency D

How to Elicit Deep Emotions from your Reader(s)
Sherrill Bodine

Writing Science Fiction
Richard Chwedyk

Writing for Social Justice Panel
A.D. Nauman, Jamie Freveletti, Jill Wine-Banks

3:00PM - 3:45PM

Regency B

Regency C

Regency D

Everything Young Adult
Soman Chainani

The First 10 Pages
Jamie Freveletti

A conversation about A.I.
David Butler, William Joseph Roberts

4:00PM - 4:45PM

Regency B

Regency C

Fiction Panel
Soman Chainani, Garnett Kilberg Cohen, Emily Bleeker, Sherrill Bodine

World Building
Jody Lynn Nye

6:30PM - 9:00PM

Dinner and Keynote

Regency A

Sunday November 5

9:00AM - 9:45AM

Regency D

Audiobook 101 Panel
Audiobook narrators discuss the best way to write for audiobook and how to get your self-published work on audio

9:00AM - 9:45AM

Just Write! Prose
The Traveling Typist Kay Kro has brought her antique typwriters for you to create on and be inspired

Regency C

10:00AM - 11:00AM 11:00A - 12:00PM

Regency B

Author and Editor Speed Dating
Brief one on one discussions with our Authors and editors. Ask all your burning questions. These are not pitch sessions.

10:00AM - 10:45AM

Just Write! Poetry
The Traveling Typist Kay Kro has brought her antique typwriters for you to create on and be inspired

Regency C

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