Conference Schedule2018-02-17T19:35:39+00:00

Conference Schedule

(THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE!)

Monday

  • 8:00-9:00            Registration
  • 9:15-10:15            Welcome & Announcements
  • 10:30-12:00        Keynote: Mark Sullivan Mastery: Why writers young and old should aspire to mastery.
  • 12:00-2:00          Lunch (Bookstore opens)
  • 2:00-3:30            Sessions
  1. Even Cinderella Lost Her Shoe – How I Went From Freelancing to Full-Time Writing, and How You Can Do It Too!- Summer Prescott
  2. High Concept Conflict – Leonardo Wild
  3. What’s Creative About Creative Nonfiction?- Kitty Hoffman
  • 3:30 – 6:00         Taste of Cuenca Networking and Artisan Fair

 

Tuesday

  • 9:00-9:20            Announcements and Prizes
  • 9:30-10:15           Full Group Session

Mark Sullivan The Creative Mindset: – Mark Sullivan: How to hack your brain and body to increase creativity and productivity in your writing life.

  • 10:30-12:00        Sessions
  1. Performing Your Work- Su Terry
  2. Subtext, The Dark Matter Of Story- Leonardo Wild
  3. Global Flash Fiction- Anne Carr
  • 12:00-2:00         Lunch
  • 2:00-3:30           Sessions
  1. Engaging Your Fans for Fun and Profit- Carol Ann Newsome
  2. Turning Gobbledygook into Great Articles – Kate Kunkel
  3. Writing Historically 101- Jay Cardam
  • 3:45-5:15            Sessions
  1. Nifty Niche Publishing – Summer Prescott
  2. Writing Horror and Suspense – Rick Segreda
  3. Poetry As Story Telling – Joss Burnel
  • 5:30-6:30           Genre Circle networking
  • Evening – Free

 

Wednesday

  • 9:00-9:20           Announcements and Prizes
  • 9:30-10:15          Full Group Session

Q&A with: Summer Prescott, Joss Burnel, Rick Segreda, Anne Carr Leonardo Wild, Jay Cardam, Kate Kunkel, Carol Ann Newsome, Kitty Hoffman

  • 10:30-12:00        Sessions
  1. Screenwriting 101: The Basics (and Secrets for Success) Evan Balkin
  2. Creating Internal and External Conflict with Astrological Archetypes- Carol Ann Newsome
  3. “Share your Story to Sell your Book”- Kate Kunkel
  • 12:00-2:00          Lunch
  • 2:00-3:30            Sessions
  1. Writing Cozy Mysteries- Summer Prescott
  2. You Have An Idea, Now What? From Thought to Publishing – Judi Moreo
  3. Creating Characters That Walk Off the Page – Jeanne McCafferty
  • 3:45-5:15             Sessions
  1. A Million Dollars and A Baby Unicorn: My journey from side hustle to full time author- Daphne Loveling
  2. Give Away your Best Stuff to Sell Your Book – Kate Kunkel
  3. Poetry and Book Art- Magdelena Herreshoff
  • 5:30-6:30           Genre Circle networking
  • Evening – Free

 

Thursday

  • 9:00-9:20            Announcements and Prizes
  • 9:30-10:15         Full Group Session

Q&A with Evan Balkan, Judi Moreo, Jeanne McCafferty, Daphne Loveling, Magdelena Herreshoff, Alison Blake, Don Morreale

  • 10:30-12:00       Sessions
  1. Juicing Your Plots with Tarot Cards- Carol Ann Newsome
  2. 10 Sins of Travel Writing – Evan Balkin
  3. Narrative Voice In Non-Fiction And/Or Memoir – Kitty Hoffman
  • 12:00-2:00         Lunch
  • 2:00-3:30           Sessions
  1. Writing Sex Scenes: The ins and… never mind- Daphne Loveling
  2. Writing as Spiritual Practice – Don Morreale
  3. How to Write the How To Book: Judi Moreo
  • 3:45-5:15            Sessions
  1. To Launch Or Not To Launch: Sending Your Book Into The World- Leonardo Wild
  2. Playwriting 101- Alison Blake
  • 5:30-6:30           Genre Circle networking
  • Evening – Dinner Event

 

Friday:

  • 8:30-9:15            Closing Remarks, Prizes
  • 9:45-10:15           The Last Word from Mark Sullivan
  • 10:30-12:00        Sessions
  1. Oh Go Edit Yourself! – Jeanne McCafferty
  2. Promoting Ecuadorian Literature to a Global Audience- Ricardo Segreda
  3. The Process of Publishing: You’ve signed a contract. What happens next? – Kimberly Davis
  • 12:00-2:00        Book Fair Open to the Public and Author Signing Event
  • 4:00-5:00          Bookstore Pickup