Writing for Charity Schedule 2017 (DELAYED UNTIL FIRST WEEK IN NOVEMBER)

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 YA Debuts of 2017 (Panel) —Tricia Levenseller, Emily King, Rosalyn Collings Eves, Kyra Leigh
#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
#4 Great Beginnings through Murky Middles—David Powers King

10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions

#1 Matt Kirby: “What I Learned from Books that Blew My Mind”
#2 From Plotting to the Page ( Panel)—Jennifer Jenkins, Bree Despain, Erin Summerill
#3 Queries 101—Peggy Eddleman* Tricia Levenseller, Krista Van Dolzer, Shelly Brown, Lisa Mangum
#4 Down and Dirty Drafting (Panel)—Emily King*, Bree Despain, Elaine Braithwaite Vickers


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 —Charlie 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 Writing Tips Panel—Rosalyn Collings Eves, Dene Low, Lehua Parker, Tricia Levenseller

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
#3 Editing Rounds Panel: Working with Others to Edit your MS—Erin Summerill,

4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

#1 YA Panel —Tricia Levenseller, Bree Despain, Carol Lynch Williams, 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 What to do with a critique—Rosalyn Collings Eves, Krista Van Dolzer, Jennifer Jenkins

5:00 p.m. Author Signings