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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 – 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 a.m.               Noon Participants choose one class for a week of in-depth instruction – Classroom 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 p.m.       Lunch on your own

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

3 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 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. 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 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 Event:  TBD


Wednesday, June 10

8 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 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


Thursday, June 11

8 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 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. 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 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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