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2015 Schedule

Sunday, June 7

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.               Check-in for students staying in Residence Hall - Buff Hall

 

Monday, June 8

7:45-8:00 a.m.            RegistrationAlumni Banquet Hall Foyer

8:00 a.m.                   Opening Breakfast – Alumni Banquet Hall
                                 Eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, sliced fruit, coffee, juice.  Vegan option tba.

8:20 a.m.                   Welcome and announcements – Alumni Banquet Hall

8:30 a.m.                   General Session Alumni Banquet Hall
    The Writer's Life: What's Stopping You?Romney Nesbitt
    "Make It Matter, Make It Happen
"

9:30 a.m.                    Break 

10:00 a.m.-Noon         Participants choose one class for a week of in-depth instructionClassroom Center

                                            Crime Writers Police Boot Camp: Experience It - Then Write ItMatthew Sherley
                                            World Building in Fiction: Creating Reality out of ImaginationCathy Maxwell
                                            Master Your Manuscript: Catch and Keep Your Reader Using the Secret of ClarityLori Freeland
                                            Plot Your Novel in a Week!Alexandra Sokoloff
                                            Deep Editing: Adding Power to Every PageMargie Lawson

Noon-1:00 p.m.           Lunch on your own

1:00-3:00 p.m.            In-depth classes continued from morning sessionClassroom Center

3:00 p.m.                   Break

Special Event:          ROUNDUP DINNER - Alumni Banquet Hall
                                Texas Barbeque Dinner - beef or chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, beans, cobbler, tea.
                                Vegan alternative - stuffed peppers.

6:30 p.m.                           Book Signing by instructors and published students

7:00 p.m.                           Roundup Dinner and ProgramTimothy Lewis, host
                                            Keynote Speaker Jodi Thomas


Tuesday, June 9

8:00 a.m.                   Breakfast – Alumni Banquet Hall
                                 Cinnamon rolls, bacon, sliced fruit, coffee, juice.  Vegan option tba.

8:20 a.m.                          Daily Announcements – Alumni Banquet Hall

8:30 a.m.                    The Writer's Life: What's Stopping You?Romney Nesbitt
                                             "Procrastination Pointers
"

9:30 a.m.                    Break

10:00 a.m. – noon       Crime Writers Police Boot Camp: Experience It - Then Write ItMatthew Sherley
                                            World Building in Fiction: Creating Reality out of ImaginationCathy Maxwell
                                            Master Your Manuscript: Catch and Keep Your Reader Using the Secret of ClarityLori Freeland
                                            Plot Your Novel in a Week!Alexandra Sokoloff

                                            Deep Editing: Adding Power to Every PageMargie Lawson

Noon – 1:00 p.m.         Lunch on your own

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.          In-depth classes continued from morning session

Special Event:           TBD


Wednesday, June 10

8:00 a.m.                   Breakfast – Alumni Banquet Hall
                                            Breakfast burritos, sliced fruit, coffee, juice.  Vega option tba.

8:20 a.m.                           Daily Announcements – Alumni Banquet Hall 

8:30 a.m.                    The Writer's Life: What's Stopping You?Romney Nesbitt
                                            "Self-Sabotage and Fear"

9:30 a.m.                   Break

10:00 a.m. – noon       Crime Writers Police Boot Camp: Experience It - Then Write ItMatthew Sherley
                                            World Building in Fiction: Creating Reality out of ImaginationCathy Maxwell
                                            Master Your Manuscript: Catch and Keep Your Reader Using the Secret of ClarityLori Freeland
                                            Plot Your Novel in a Week!Alexandra Sokoloff

                                            Deep Editing: Adding Power to Every PageMargie Lawson

Noon – 1:00 p.m.        Lunch on your own

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.         In-depth classes continued from morning session


7:00 p.m.                   Alumni Banquet Hall

Special Event:          MOVIE NIGHT
Jodi Thomas, hostess
                                
with storyline critique by Alexandra Sokoloff


Thursday, June 11

8:00 a.m.                   Breakfast – Thunder Room
                                 Biscuits and sausage gravy or jam, sliced fruit, coffee, juice.  Vegan option tba.

8:20 a.m.                   Daily Announcements – Thunder Room

8:30 a.m.                    The Writer's Life: What's Stopping You?Romney Nesbitt
                                           "Time and Accountability
"

9:30 a.m.                   Break

10:00 a.m. – noon      Crime Writers Police Boot Camp: Experience It - Then Write ItMatthew Sherley
                                           World Building in Fiction: Creating Reality out of ImaginationCathy Maxwell
                                           Master Your Manuscript: Catch and Keep Your Reader Using the Secret of ClarityLori Freeland
                                           Plot Your Novel in a Week!Alexandra Sokoloff

                                           Deep Editing: Adding Power to Every PageMargie Lawson

Noon – 1:00 p.m.       Lunch on your own

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.        In-depth classes continued from morning session

OPEN EVENING           

 

Friday, June 12

8:00 a.m.                   Breakfast – Thunder Room
                                 Yogurt bar, sliced fruit, coffee, juice.  Vegan option tba.

8:20 a.m.                   Daily Announcements – Thunder Room

8:30 a.m.                          The Writer's Life: What's Stopping You?Romney Nesbitt
                                           "Where Do You Go from Here?
"

9:30 a.m.                   Break

10:00 a.m. – noon      Crime Writers Police Boot Camp: Experience It - Then Write ItMatthew Sherley
                                           World Building in Fiction: Creating Reality out of ImaginationCathy Maxwell
                                           Master Your Manuscript: Catch and Keep Your Reader Using the Secret of ClarityLori Freeland
                                           Plot Your Novel in a Week!Alexandra Sokoloff

                                           Deep Editing: Adding Power to Every PageMargie Lawson

12:30 pm                   Closing Luncheon – Thunder Room
                                           Program:  THE END means looking forward with Tim Lewis
                                          
Meal tba.

 

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