2016 Summer Conference Schedule

 Monday, August 15

9:00–9:30    Early Bird Session Registration  

9:30–12:30  Early Bird: Write Your Novel from the Middle – James Scott Bell

(Preconference workshop requires a separate registration; includes lunch.)

2:00–4:00    Main Conference Registration – pick up conferee packets 

3:30–4:00    Welcome and Orientation

4:00–4:30    First-Time Attendee Orientation

4:45–5:55    Book Editor Panel followed by Magazine Editor Panel 

6:00–7:00    Dinner 

7:15–8:45    Worship – Aaron Doerr and Worship Team

Keynote “Write Like You’re in Love” – James Scott Bell 

9:00–9:45    Nite Owl“My Book Therapy LIVE Critique” – Susan May Warren  

Tuesday, August 16

Free Time     Breakfast on your own 

9:00–9:30     Devotions and Prayer

9:45–12:15   Coaching Classes (meet each morning)

11:00–12:00 Editor and Agent Appointments – Writing Center 

12:30–1:30    Lunch 

1:30–4:30     Mentoring, Editor, and Agent Appointments – Writing Center

2:00–3:00     Workshop Session A 

3:30–4:30     Workshop Session B 

4:45–5:30     Agent Panel with host Chip MacGregor

5:306:00     Plot vs. Character Debate – Nick Harrison and James Scott Bell

6:00–7:00     Dinner 

7:15–8:45     Worship and Keynote by James Scott Bell

9:00–9:45  Nite Owls 

  • A. “My Book Therapy LIVE Critique” – Susan May Warren
  • B. Songwriting Workshop – Aaron Doerr

Wednesday, August 17

Free Time    Breakfast on your own 

9:00–9:30    Devotions and Prayer 

9:45–12:15  Coaching Classes 

10:00–12:00 Editor Appointments – Writing Center

12:30–1:30   Genre Lunch 

1:30–4:30    Mentoring, Editor, and Agent 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 Awards and Dessert Reception 

 

Thursday, August 18

Free Time     Breakfast on your own 

9:00–11:00   Coaching Classes

11:00–11:30 Coffee Break and Guest Room Check-Out

11:30–12:30  Closing Session – Keynote “The Skill You Need Most” – Angela Hunt

Worship and Communion 

 

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