2017 Conference Schedule

2017 Schedule of Events – *TENTATIVE – Times subject to change*

Friday Night: May 5, 2017

3:30- Registration begins

4:30- Welcome and Opening Words

4:30-6:00 Open Mic

6:00-6:30 Optional boxed dinners available for pick up, network and shop at the bookstore.

6:30-7:30 Keynote Address– Johnathan White – Gaines Theatre

7:40-9:00 Evening Workshops
1) Screenwriting workshop – Matt Friedman
2) Memoir Workshop – Shawn Grivan
3) Children’s Fiction Workshop -Kim Norman
Saturday: May 6, 2017

8:15-8:45 Registration, coffee and continental breakfast

8:45 Welcome and Days Agenda: Collin Norman

9:00-10:20- Self Publishing VS Traditional Panel Discussion– Lisa Ray, Mary Batten, David Hancock

9:00-10:20 Morning Workshops
4) Workshop – Johnathan White
5) Non-Fiction Workshop – Shawn Girvan
6) Children’s Fiction Workshop – Kim Norman

10:30-11:30 Keynote Address- Bonnie Bader, Gaines Theatre

11:30-12:00 Book sales and signings

12:00-12:50 Lunch

1:00-2:20 Early Afternoon Workshops
7) Keynote Presenter Workshop – Bonnie Bader
8) Agent Workshop – Katherine Sands
9) Poetry Workshop – Henry Hart

2:30-3:50 TBD Panel Workshop

2:30-3:50 Late Afternoon Workshops
10) Workshop – William Glose
11) Sci-fi Workshop – James Patrick Kelly
12) Marketing Workshop – David Hancock

4:00 Announcement of Contest Winners and Closing Words