Schedule

2015 Writing for Charity Schedule
(subject to change)

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Ballroom
Bullock Room
Brimhall Room
Young Card
2nd Floor
9:00-9:30
Welcome and Favorite Book Intro for authors




9:40-10:30
Balancing Writing and Family (Sandra Tayler, Chantele Sedgwick, Matt Kirby, Ann Cannon, Jessica Day George, Ally Condie)
How to Write Dialog that Works (Clint Johnson, Courtney Alameda, Marion Jensen)
The Evolution of Picture Books (Sharlee Glenn)
 Agent Critiques
 Author Critiques
10:40-11:30
What is a good agent and how do I get one? (Amy Finnegan, Sara Larson, Bree Despain, Frank Cole, Wendy Toliver)
Writing For the Long Haul: Real Stories of Surviving a Creative Career (Greg Newbold, Kristen Landon, MetteIvie Harrison, Matt Kirby)
Making Your Own Picture Book Dummy (Kristyn Crow, Julie Olson, Robert Neubecker, Sherry Meidell)
 Agent Critiques 
 Author Critiques
11:40-12:30
Writing Diverse Books (Natalie Whipple, Ilima Todd, Valynne Maetani, Courtney Alameda, Sara Larson)
Non Traditional Publishing (Howard Tayler, Dene Low, Lisa Mangum)
The Page Turn and How to Write Around it (Kate Coombs, Ken Baker, Robert Neubecker, Alison Randall, Guy Francis, Becky Hall)
 Agent Critiques 
 Author Critiques
12:30-1:30
Lunch




1:40-2:30
Working with an editor (Amy Finnegan, Kristen Chandler, Elana Johnson, Tess Hilmo, Kate Birch, Bree Despain)
Query Letters That Rock
(Jeff Savage)
101 Picture Book Ideas (Kristyn Crow, Greg Newbold, Guy Francis, Randall Wright, Mark Pett)
  Agent Critiques
 Author Critiques
2:40-3:30
The 7 Point Plot System (Dan and Robison Wells and Howard Tayler)
Worldbuilding for SFF and Contemporary Fiction (Sara Larson, Peggy Eddleman, Shallee Macarthur, Kristen Landon, Platte Clark, Emily Wing Smith)
Writer’s Block (Kim Justesen) and Write Like Your Brain Works (Dene Low)

  Agent Critiques
 Author Critiques
3:40-4:30
The YA Mafia: Networking and Publishing (Shannon Hale, Courtney Alameda, Matt Kirby, Ally Condie, Bobbie Pyron, Elana Johnson,Mette Ivie Harrison)
Writing with Voice (Kate Coombs, Bree Despain, Tess Hilmo)
Writing and Mental Health (Courtney Alameda, Peggy Eddleman, Jessica Day George, Howard Tayler, Robison Wells)
  Agent Critiques
 Author Critiques
4:30-5:30
Author Signings




4 comments:

  1. Is the agent critique just a pitch, or will the agent be critiquing manuscripts and/or query letters?

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    1. The agent pitch is just five minutes to pitch an idea to the agents.

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  2. I probably won't have the final edits to my manuscript done by March. Can I pitch to the agent anyway, or is it a better idea to wait?

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    1. That's entirely up to you. If you feel like you can finish the edits quickly after the conference, I would go ahead and take advantage of this opportunity!

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