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2013 Summer Conference Schedule

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Monday, August 12

2:00–4:00: Registration
3:30–4:30: Welcome and Orientation
4:45–5:55: Agent Panel followed by Magazine Panel
6:00–7:00: Dinner
7:15–8:45: Worship and Keynote Address with Liz Curtis Higgs
9:00–9:45: Nite Owls –
A. “First Pages: What Editors Want” with Karen Ball
B. Website Clinic with Angella Diehl

Tuesday, August 13

Free Time:       Breakfast on your own schedule
9:00–9:30: Devotions
9:45–12:15: Coaching Classes (meet each morning)
1. Where Do I Go From Here? (Fiction) – Karen Ball
2. From Idea to Print & Beyond (Nonfiction) – Kim Bangs
3. Proposals: How to Write One That Gets You to YES! – Chip MacGregor
4. The Power of Plot (Fiction) – Jeff Gerke
5. Marketing 101: Vision, Strategy, Tactics – Randy Ingermanson
6. Get Published Fast: The Art to Writing Great Magazine and Online Articles (Nonfiction) – Ginger Kolbaba
7. Why Aim for YA? And How to Hit the Mark If You Do (Youth Fiction) – Jill Williamson
8. How to Write Your First Novel So It Gets Contracted (Fiction) – James L. Rubart
9. Why Active Faith Means Passive Writing – Mick Silva
10. Wanna Be a Speaker? Taking Your Message from Page to the Public (Beginning speakers) – Poppy Smith
11. Discovering Gold in Others’ Poems, Planting Treasures in Our Own – Colette Tennant
12. Let’s Make a Scene! (Fiction) – Susan May Warren
12:30–1:30: Lunch
1:30–4:30: Editor Appointments – Writing Center
1:30–4:30: Mentoring Appointments – Writing Center
2:00–3:00: Workshop Session A
3:30–4:30: Workshop Session B
4:45–5:45: Book Editor Panel
6:00–7:00: Dinner
7:15–8:45: Worship and Keynote Address with Liz Curtis Higgs
9:00–9:45: Nite Owls –
A. “First Pages: Critique” Karen Ball small-group critique
B. Poetry Readings
C. Songwriters’ Session
D. Website Clinic

Wednesday, August 14

Free Time:       Breakfast on your own schedule
9:00–9:30: Devotions
9:45–12:15: Coaching Classes
12:30–1:30: Lunch
1:30–4:30: Editor Appointments – Writing Center
1:30–4:30: Mentoring Appointments – Writing Center
2:00–3:00: Workshop Session C
3:30–4:30: Workshop Session D
4:45–5:45: Autograph Party in the Bookstore
6:007:00: Dinner
7:00–8:45: Cascade Awards Presentations
Keynote Address with Liz Curtis Higgs
9:00-9:30:  Evening Worship

Thursday, August 15

Free Time:       Breakfast on your own schedule
8:20–8:50: Devotions
9:00–11:00: Coaching Classes
11:00–11:30: Coffee Break and Guest Room Check-Out
11:30–12:30: Closing Session – Keynote with Georgene Rice; Worship and Communion
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