Schedule

Writing for Charity Schedule 2017 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

 

8:30 a.m. Welcome: Ally Condie

9:00 a.m. Author Introductions:  Ally Condie

9:20 a.m. Charity Introduction and Housekeeping: Kristyn Crow

 

9:30 a.m.. Breakout Sessions

 

#1     Down and Dirty Drafting Panel (Emily King*, Bree Despain)

#2 Picture Book Rules and Rulebreakers Panel (Kristyn Crow* Shawna Tenney, Julie Olsen, Jess Smart Smiley)

#3 "This Just Got Real." Putting the Teeth in your Storytelling with Research Panel (Kris Chandler* Ken Baker, Christian Mckay Heidicker, Courtney Alameda)

#4 Matt Kirby:  “What I Learned from Books that Blew My Mind”

 

10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions

 

#1 YA Debuts of 2017  (Tricia Levenseller, Emily King - panel)

#2 From Plotting to the Page: (Jennifer Elderedge Jenkins, Bree Despain, Erin Summerill)

#3       Queries 101 Panel (Peggy Eddleman* Tricia Levenseller, Krista Van Dolzer, Shelly Brown, Lisa Mangum)

#4 (TBA)

 

11:30 a.m. CRITIQUE SESSIONS

 

12:30 p.m. LUNCH (and finish up critique sessions)

 

1:00 p.m. Keynote:  Kathryn Purdie - NYT #1 Best Selling Author of BURNING GLASS

 

2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

#1 Jess Smart Smiley - Writing Activities for Children, Teens, & Adults

#2 Publishing Panel: Traditional, Indie, Amazon and Beyond (Charles Nicholes Holmberg, Emily King, Lisa Mangum, Erin Summerill)

#3 Middle Grade Panel (Peggy Eddleman, Christine Olson Hayes, Krista Van Dolzer, Shelly Brown, Lindsey Leavitt Brown)

#4 (TBA)

 

3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

#1  Psychological Obstacles to Writing Panel (Mette Harrison*, Bree Despain, Christian McKay Heidicker, Lindsey Leavitt Brown)

#2  How to find, develop, and maintain character voice Panel  (Lisa Mangum, Carol Lynch Williams, Ann Dee Ellis, Courtney Alameda)

#3  Editing Rounds Panel:  Working with others to edit your ms (Erin Summerill Ilima Todd)

#4  AGENT

 

4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

 

#1 YA Panel  (Tricia Levenseller, Bree Despain, Carol Lynch Williams, Ally Condie, Christian McKay Heidicker)

#2 Writing Across Genres Panel (Kate Jarvik Birch* Sharlee Glenn, Dene Low, Lindsey Leavitt Brown)

#3 Picture Book Panel  (Ken Baker*, Kristyn Crow, Shawna Tenney, Julie Olsen, Jess Smart Smiley)

 

#4 (TBA)

 

5:00 p.m. Author Signings


4:00 p.m.         Breakout Sessions

 

#1        YA Panel  (Tricia Levenseller, Bree Despain, Carol Lynch Williams, Ally Condie, Christian McKay Heidicker)

#2        Writing Across Genres Panel (Kate Jarvik Birch* Sharlee Glenn, Dene Low, Lindsey Leavitt Brown)

#3        Picture Book Panel  (Ken Baker*, Kristyn Crow, Shawna Tenney, Julie Olsen, Jess Smart Smiley)

 

#4 (TBA)

 

5:00 p.m.         Author Signings