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EOD Writers' Academy - Tentative Schedule
West Texas Writers' Academy June 4-8, 2018

 

2018 Schedule
 

Sunday, June 3

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

6:30 p.m.           Optional, self-pay dinner at Feldman's Wrong Way Diner, 2100 N. 2nd Ave, Canyon

 

Monday, June 4

7:45-8 a.m.           Registration – Buffalo Room

8 a.m.                  Opening Breakfast - Buffalo Room

8:30 a.m.              General Session – Buffalo Room
                            
9:30 a.m.              Break

10 a.m.-Noon        In-depth instruction

Noon-1 p.m.          Lunch on your own

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

3 p.m.                   Break

Special Event:    ROUNDUP DINNER - Alumni Banquet Hall 
                            Guests and non-WTWA attendees can purchase a ticket for $35.


6:00 p.m.              Book Signing by instructors and published students

7 p.m.                  Roundup Dinner and Program – Timothy Lewis, host

                            Keynote Speaker Colleen M. Story, author of Overwhelmed Writer Rescue
                            The Writer’s GPS: How to Navigate a Successful Journey Through Publication and Beyond    

Does the writing life sometimes feel like a roller coaster, full of difficult ups and downs, elation followed by discouragement? Do the discouragements get tougher and tougher to overcome? Do you wish there was a better way to approach your writing career, so you could feel more confident about it?
 
Colleen M. Story has been a professional writer for over 20 years, and knows how the typical "roller-coaster ride" discourages writers along the way. In this presentation, she shares three reasons why writers often feel tossed about on their journeys, and helps them find a better way forward—one that provides a clearer sense of purpose and direction. She then explains the "dos" and "don'ts" of creating a more satisfactory and fulfilling career, such that any writer can withstand the inevitable twists and turns with the inner artist not only intact, but thriving.

        


Tuesday, June 5

8 a.m.                     Breakfast – Buffalo Room

8:15 a.m.                Daily Announcements – Buffalo Room

8:30 a.m.               General Session

9:30 a.m.                Break

10 a.m.–Noon         In-depth instruction

Noon – 1 p.m.         Lunch on your own

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

Special Events:      Author talk and book signing with Colleen M. Storyauthor of Overwhelmed Writer Rescue
7:00                         The Overwhelmed Writer: How to Battle Creative Exhaustion and Nurture the Artist Within

The demands and pressures of the writing life can be overwhelming. Sooner or later, many writers suffer from fatigue, writer's block, irritability, and ultimately, a lack of creativity inspired by an overworked brain and body. Without help, many struggle to keep up, while some fall by the wayside, never to pick up a pen again.

This class will help you avoid becoming writer roadkill. First, find out if you have the classic symptoms of creative exhaustion, then discover what's causing it and the four steps you need to take to restore creative energy. Finally, learn how your unique time personality, creative sweet spot, and marketing mindset can help you create a truly nurturing writing career—one that gives back as much as it takes.
Guests and non-WTWA attendees can purchase a ticket for $15.
 


Wednesday, June 6

8 a.m.                      Breakfast – Buffalo Room

8:15 a.m.                 Daily Announcements – Buffalo Room

8:30 a.m.                 General Session                      

9:30 a.m.                  Break

10 a.m.–Noon           In-depth instruction

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:  

7:00 p.m.                 TBD                              


Thursday, June 7

8 a.m.                    Breakfast – Buffalo Room

8:15 a.m.                Daily Announcements – Buffalo Room

8:30 a.m.                General Session

9:30 a.m.                 Break

10 a.m.–Noon          In-depth instruction

Noon – 1 p.m.          Lunch on your own

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

OPEN EVENING

 

Friday, June 8

8 a.m.                    Breakfast – Buffalo Room

8:15 a.m.               Daily Announcements

8:30 a.m.               Breakfast of Champions                           

9:30 a.m.               Break

10 a.m.–Noon         In-depth instruction

12:30 pm               Closing Luncheon