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Education on Demand Writers' Academy - Tentative Schedule
West Texas Writers' Academy June 6-10, 2016

2016 Schedule
 

Sunday, June 5

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

Monday, June 6

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
                              Legal and Business Considerations in Writing – Arlene Gale

9:30 a.m.             Break

10 a.m.-Noon      In-depth instruction

  • Mastering Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Grow and Cultivate Your Own Publishing Empire - Bethany Claire
  • Master Your Manuscript: Catch and Keep Readers Using the Secret of Clarity - Lori Freeland        
  • Deep Editing: Adding Power to Every Page - Margie Lawson    
  • Write Creative Non-fiction:  Your Story is Better than Fiction - Rosa Latimer 
  • World Building in Fiction: Creating Reality Out of Imagination - Cathy Maxwell  
  • Crime Writing Made Real: Deepening Your manuscript Through Actual Police Perspective - Matt Sherley 
  • Plot Your Novel in a week: Story Structure Secrets for Your Best Book - Alexandra Sokoloff

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
                              Dinner - TBD
                              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 – Ken Petersen, former publishing VP at Penguin Random House
                                       "The Lost Art of Telling the Story"


Tuesday, June 7

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.             General Session
                              The Unmaking and Remaking of Publishing – Ken Petersen

9:30 a.m.              Break

10 a.m.–Noon     In-depth instruction

  • Mastering Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Grow and Cultivate Your Own Publishing Empire - Bethany Claire
  • Master Your Manuscript: Catch and Keep Readers Using the Secret of Clarity - Lori Freeland        
  • Deep Editing: Adding Power to Every Page - Margie Lawson    
  • Write Creative Non-fiction:  Your Story is Better than Fiction - Rosa Latimer 
  • World Building in Fiction: Creating Reality Out of Imagination - Cathy Maxwell  
  • Crime Writing Made Real: Deepening Your manuscript Through Actual Police Perspective - Matt Sherley 
  • Plot Your Novel in a week: Story Structure Secrets for Your Best Book - Alexandra Sokoloff

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) 
 7:00                        Open Mic Night


Wednesday, June 8

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.               General Session 
                                Marketing Considerations in Selling Yourself and Your Book - Arlene Gale
                          

9:30 a.m.                Break

10 a.m.–Noon        In-depth instruction

  • Mastering Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Grow and Cultivate Your Own Publishing Empire - Bethany Claire
  • Master Your Manuscript: Catch and Keep Readers Using the Secret of Clarity - Lori Freeland        
  • Deep Editing: Adding Power to Every Page - Margie Lawson    
  • Write Creative Non-fiction:  Your Story is Better than Fiction - Rosa Latimer 
  • World Building in Fiction: Creating Reality Out of Imagination - Cathy Maxwell  
  • Crime Writing Made Real: Deepening Your manuscript Through Actual Police Perspective - Matt Sherley 
  • Plot Your Novel in a week: Story Structure Secrets for Your Best Book - Alexandra Sokoloff

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 p.m.                        MOVIE NIGHT – Jodi Thomas, hostess
                                   with storyline critique by Alexandra Sokoloff
                                   popcorn, tea and water


Thursday, June 9

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.                General Session
                                 How to Balance the Passion for Writing and Still Pay the Rent
– Arlene Gale

9:30 a.m.                 Break

10 a.m.–Noon         In-depth instruction

  • Mastering Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Grow and Cultivate Your Own Publishing Empire - Bethany Claire
  • Master Your Manuscript: Catch and Keep Readers Using the Secret of Clarity - Lori Freeland        
  • Deep Editing: Adding Power to Every Page - Margie Lawson    
  • Write Creative Non-fiction:  Your Story is Better than Fiction - Rosa Latimer 
  • World Building in Fiction: Creating Reality Out of Imagination - Cathy Maxwell  
  • Crime Writing Made Real: Deepening Your manuscript Through Actual Police Perspective - Matt Sherley 
  • Plot Your Novel in a week: Story Structure Secrets for Your Best Book - Alexandra Sokoloff

Noon – 1 p.m.      Lunch on your own

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

OPEN EVENING

 

Friday, June 10

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

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

  • Mastering Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Grow and Cultivate Your Own Publishing Empire - Bethany Claire
  • Master Your Manuscript: Catch and Keep Readers Using the Secret of Clarity - Lori Freeland        
  • Deep Editing: Adding Power to Every Page - Margie Lawson    
  • Write Creative Non-fiction:  Your Story is Better than Fiction - Rosa Latimer 
  • World Building in Fiction: Creating Reality Out of Imagination - Cathy Maxwell  
  • Crime Writing Made Real: Deepening Your manuscript Through Actual Police Perspective - Matt Sherley 
  • Plot Your Novel in a week: Story Structure Secrets for Your Best Book - Alexandra Sokoloff

12:30 pm             Closing Luncheon
                              Program: STAY THE COURSE with Tim Lewis                             
                              Build your own sandwich: choice of 3 meats & toppings (gluten-free bread will be available)      
             
                pasta salad, tea, water