Writing for Charity 2017 Schedule
8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Author Introductions (CB 101A): Ally Condie
9:20 a.m.
Charity Introduction and Housekeeping (CB 101A): Kristyn Crow
9:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
#1 YA Debuts of 2017 (CB 101A)
Tricia Levenseller (M), Emily King, Rosalyn Collings Eves, Kyra Leigh, McKelle George
#2 Picture Book Panel (CB 114)
Kristyn Crow (M), Shawna Tenney, Julie Hansen Olson, Jess Smart Smiley, Greg Newbold, Jean Reagan
#3 “This Just Got Real”: Putting Teeth into Your Storytelling with Research (CB 106)
Kristen Chandler (M), Christian McKay Heidecker, Matthew Kirby, Emily Wing Smith, Dene Low
#4 Great Beginnings through Murky Middles (CB 112)
Carol Lynch Williams (M), Charlie Nicholes Homberg, Kate Jarvick Birch, David Powers King, Christine Hayes
#5 Especially for Teachers: Making the Most of Author Visits (CB 113)
Lehua Parker (M), Peggy Wheeler Eddleman, Shelley Brown
10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
#1 What I Learned from Books that Blew My Mind (CB 101A)
Matthew Kirby
#2 From Plotting to the Page (CB 104)
Jennifer Jenkins (M), Erin Summerill, Peggy Wheeler Eddleman, Jess Smart Smiley
#3 Queries 101 (CB 106)
Tricia Levenseller (M), Krista Van Dolzer, Shelly Brown
#4 Down and Dirty Drafting (CB 112)
Emily King (M), Elaine Braithwaite Vickers, McKelle George, Kristen Chandler, Nancy Ling
#5 Especially for Teachers: Writing Projects and Literacy Events to Inspire Your Students (CB 113)
Kristyn Crow
11:30 a.m. Critique Sessions
12:30 p.m. Lunch (and finish up critique sessions) (CB 101A)
1:00 p.m. Keynote: Kathryn Purdie (CB 101A)
2:00 p.m. Agent Panel (CB 101A)
Amy Jameson and Tara Gonzalez
3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
#1 Psychological Obstacles to Writing (CB 114)
Mette Ivie Harrison (M), Christian McKay Heidecker, Lindsey Leavitt Brown, Matthew Kirby
#2 How to Find, Develop, and Maintain Character Voice (CB104)
Carol Lynch Williams (M), Ann Dee Ellis, Krista Van Dolzer, David Powers King
#3 Editing Rounds: Working with Others to Edit Your Manuscript (CB 106)
Erin Summerill (M), Sara B. Larson, Peggy Wheeler Eddleman, Kyra Leigh, Caitlyn McFarland
#4 Writing Tips Panel (CB 112)
Dene Low (M), Rosalyn Collings Eves, Lehua Parker, Tricia Levenseller
#5 Especially for Teachers: Writing Exercises about Voice and Point of View (CB 113)
Kristy Stewart
4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
#1 Publishing Panel: Traditional, Indie, Amazon, and Beyond (CB114)
Charlie Nicholes Holmberg (M), Emily King, Jess Smart Smiley, Caitlyn McFarland
#2 Writing Across Genres (CB 104)
Kate Jarvick Birch (M), Sharlee Glenn, Dene Low, Nancy Ling
#3 Middle Grade (CB 106)
Peggy Wheeler Eddleman (M), Christine Olson Hayes, Krista Van Dolzer, Shelly Brown, Lindsey Leavitt Brown
#4 What to Do with a Critique (CB 112)
Matthew Kirby (M), Jennifer Jenkins, Rosalyn Collings Eves
#5 Especially for Teachers: Write Your Own Fairy Tale (CB 113)
Mette Ivie Harrison
5:00 p.m. Author Book Signings (South Hall)