2016 Schedule

2016 Conference Workshop Schedule

Please note that workshop schedules are subject to change without notice.

LARRY BROOKS: Story Engineering – How to plot the novel • PHILIPPA BURGESS: Book to screen – The how-to’s of taking book to screen • Building a Media Brand – 5 Ways to Expand Your Visibility, Opportunities & Audience • MICHAEL CARR: Edit Yourself into Print – Giving your work a professional polish • How to Hook an Agent – From the query letter through the opening pages • CHRISTINE FAIRCHILD: Getting Sassy with Subtext • 11 Edits You Must Make to Look Like a Pro • MELISSA GOLEBIOWSKI: Alternatives to social media marketing • How does the NY Literary really work • LORI GRAHAM: Searching for a publisher – The process of search and submitting • ELENA HARTWELL: Write Dialogue Like A Playwright – the hardest element of fiction to “get right” • It’s Your Voice, Use It – It’s not just the story you tell, it’s how you tell it • STEVE HUTSON: Before You Jump Into Self-publishing – Empowerment is not a good thing if you’re not prepared to treat it like a business • Do You Need an Agent? – You can do everything yourself. But, should you? • WENDI KELLY: The Art of Collaboration – Co-authoring • How to Make Your Readers Lose Sleep – The art of pacing and creating tension • SAM MORGAN: Humor – what is and isn’t funny, humor in publishing • Agent/Client relationship – Keeping an agent • PAUL SINOR: Technical Matters Matter – Addressing common mistakes • From Johnny Appleseed to Atticus Finch:  Creating characters for the screen • FRANCES SEVILLA: – Condense the story essence and leave ‘em satisfied; 2-parts on writing short works. • ERIC SMITH: Genre: With so many sub-genres in the mix these days, what’s a poor author to do? • MARIA VINCENTE: 14 Things to Revise in Your Manuscript • How to Create a Nonfiction Book Proposal • JOHN DARRYL WINSTON: World Building in Fiction • Poetry as Song Lyrics • LARRY BROOKS, LORI GRAHAM, ERIC SMITH: Open Q&A – Ask them anything.

THURSDAY

Doors open at 11:00 am for registration

1:00PM 1:50PM ROOM 1
1:00PM 1:50PM ROOM 2
1:00PM 1:50PM ROOM 3
1:00PM 1:50PM ROOM 4
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 1
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 2
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 3
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 4
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 1
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 2
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 3
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 4
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 1
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 2
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 3
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 4

Bar opens – 5:00pm

Meet and Greet – 6:00pm

FRIDAY

Breakfast – doors open at 8:00 am

9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 1
9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 2
9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 3
9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 4
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 1
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 2
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 3
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 4
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11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 1
11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 2
11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 3
11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 4

Lunch and Friday First Page Panel

2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 1
2:00PM 3:20PM ROOM 2
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 3
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 4
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3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 1
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 2
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 3
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 4
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4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 1
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 2
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 3
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 4

Dinner and Friday First Page Panel

SATURDAY

Breakfast – doors open at 8:00 am

9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 1
9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 2
9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 3
9:00AM 9:50AM ROOM 4
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 1
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 2
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 3
10:00AM 10:50AM ROOM 4
11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 1
11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 2
11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 3
11:00AM 11:50AM ROOM 4

Lunch and Saturday Author Panel

2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 1
2:00PM 3:20PM ROOM 2
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 3
2:00PM 2:50PM ROOM 4
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 1
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 2
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 3
3:00PM 3:50PM ROOM 4
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 1
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 2
4:00PM 4:50PM ROOM 3

Dinner & Keynote Address – LARRY BROOKS