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West Texas Writers' Academy

 

2015 Schedule

Sunday, June 7

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

Monday, June 8

7:45-8 a.m.        Registration – Alumni Banquet Hall Foyer

8 a.m.                 Opening Breakfast, Welcome and Announcements – Alumni Banquet Hall
                             Eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, sliced fruit, coffee, juice. Gluten-free granola.

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 a.m.-Noon  In-depth instruction

                           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 p.m.       Lunch on your own

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

3 p.m.                  Break

3:30-4:30 p.m.   Reception with Hilary Sares, New York Editor - Blackburn Room, Library
                             Cookies and punch

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


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

7 p.m.                  Roundup Dinner and Program – Timothy Lewis, host
                               Keynote Speaker – Jodi Thomas, "Charting the Course for Success"


Tuesday, June 9

8 a.m.                 Breakfast – Alumni Banquet Hall
                             Cinnamon rolls, bacon, sliced fruit, coffee, juice. Gluten-free granola.

8:15 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 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 p.m.     Lunch on your own

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

Special Events:        6:00  TEXAS musical drama hosted by Timothy Lewis (approx. $45 per person)
(Student's choice)     OR
                                     7:00   Discussion and Q&A with editor Hilary Sares


Wednesday, June 10

8 a.m.                 Breakfast – Alumni Banquet Hall
                             Breakfast burritos, sliced fruit, coffee, juice. Gluten-free granola.

8:15 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 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 p.m.    Lunch on your own

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

7 p.m.                 Alumni Banquet Hall

Special Event:  MOVIE NIGHT – Jodi Thomas, hostess
                           with storyline critique by Alexandra Sokoloff
                           popcorn, tea and water


Thursday, June 11

8 a.m.                 Breakfast – Thunder Room
                             Ham & cheese quiche, sliced fruit, coffee, juice. Gluten-free granola.

8:15 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 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 p.m.    Lunch on your own

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

OPEN EVENING

 

Friday, June 12

8 a.m.                  Breakfast – Thunder Room
                             Yogurt bar, sliced fruit, coffee, juice. Gluten-free granola.

8:15 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 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                             
                              Build your own sandwich: choice of 3 meats & toppings (gluten-free bread will be available)      
             
                pasta salad, tea, water

 

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