Schedule

Time   Session Presenter Presenter Presenter Presenter Presenter
8:30 a.m. # of Presenters Welcome Ally Condie        
9:00 a.m. 1 Author Introductions Ally Condie
9:20 a.m. 1 Charity Introduction and Housekeeping Kristyn Crow
9:30  Breakout              
9:30 a.m. 5 1 YA Debuts of 2017 Tricia Levenseller Emily King Rosalyn Collings Eves Kyra Leigh McKelle George
9:30 a.m. 4 2 Picture Book Rules and Rulebreakers Kristyn Crow (M) Shawna Tenney Julie Hansen Olson Jess Smart Smiley Greg Newbold
9:30 a.m. 2 3 "This Just Got Real": Putting the Teeth in Your Storytelling Research Kristen Chandler (M) Christian McKay Heidecker Matthew Kirby Sharlee Glenn
9:30 a.m. 4 4 Great Beginnings through Murky Middles Carol Lynch Williams (M) Charlie Nicholes Homberg Kate Jarvick Birch David Powers King Christine Hayes
9:30 a.m.   5 Especially for Teachers: Making the Most of Author Visits Lehua Parker        
10:30 Breakout              
10:30 a.m. 1 1 What I Learned from Books that Blew My Mind Matt Kirby        
10:30 a.m. 2 2 From Plotting to the Page Jennifer Jenkins (M) Erin Summerill Peggy Eddleman Jess Smart Smiley
10:30 a.m. 4 3 Queries 101 Tricia Levenseller (M) Krista Van Dolzer Shelly Brown
10:30 a.m. 2 4 Down and Dirty Drafting Emily King (M) Elaine Braithwaite Vickers McKelle George
10:30 a.m. 5 Especially for Teachers:  Teaching Students to Write Picture Books Kristyn Crow
11:30 a.m.   CRITIQUE SESSIONS          
12:30 p.m.   Lunch (and finish up critique sessions)          
1:00 p.m. 1 Keynote: Kathryn Purdie          
2:00 p.m. ? Agent Panel          
3:00 Breakout              
3:00 p.m. 3 1 Psychological Obstacles to Writing Mette Ivie Harrison (M) Christian McKay Heidecker Lindsey Leavitt Brown Matthew Kirby
3:00 p.m. 4 2 How to Find, Develop, and Maintain Character Voice Carol Lynch Williams (M) Ann Dee Ellis Krista Van Dolzer David Powers King
3:00 p.m. 3 3 Editing Rounds: Working with Others to Edit Your MS Erin Summerill (M) Sara Larson Peggy Eddleman Kyra Leigh
3:00 p.m. 4 4 Writing Tips Panel Rosalyn Collings Eves (M) Dene Low Lehua Parker Tricia Levenseller
3:00 p.m. 5 Especially for Teachers: Writing Exercises about Voice and Point of View Kristy Stewart
4:00 Breakout              
4:00 p.m. 3 1 Publishing Panel: Traditional, Indie, Amazon, and Beyond Charlie Nicholes Holmberg (M) Emily King Erin Summerill Jess Smart Smiley
4:00 p.m. 4 2 Writing Across Genres Kate Jarvick Birch (M) Sharlee Glenn Dene Low Lindsey Leavitt Brown
4:00 p.m. 5 3 Middle Grade Peggy Eddleman (M) Christine Olson Hayes Krista Van Dolzer Shelly Brown Lindsey Leavitt Brown
4:00 p.m. 3 4 What to do with a Critique Mathew Kirby (M) Jennifer Jenkins Rosalyn Collings Eves
4:00 p.m. 5 Especially for Teachers: Write Your Own Fairy Tale Mette Ivie Harrison  
5:00 p.m.   Author Signings