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EOD Writers' Academy - Tentative Schedule
West Texas Writers' Academy June 8-12, 2020

 

2020 Schedule

 

Sunday, June 7

3 - 5 p.m.           Check-in for students staying in Residence Hall - Buff Hall

Monday, June 8

7:45-8 a.m.          Registration

8 a.m.                 Opening Breakfast

8:30 a.m.             General Session:  Copyright I: Rights and Ownership
                            
9:30 a.m.             Break

10 a.m.-Noon        In-depth instruction-

     Live, Love, Laugh: How to Incorporate Romantic Comedy Elements into Your Writing- Teri Wilson

                                      Coming of Age-----From Screen to the Page –  A.G. Howard

                                      Story Bibles, Spreadsheets, and Vision Boards: Plotting Your Book to Life – Sasha Summers

                                      The Power of The Series: Using Stellar World Building to Create a Series That Sells – Bethany Claire        

                                      Using Suspense to Up the Stakes of Your Novel – Matthew Sherley

                                       Expanding Your Creativity: Writing Deeper – Jolene Navarro

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

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

                             Keynote  Hallmark Girl in a non-Hallmark World: How following your heart leads to success and   happiness in publishing and beyond  by Teri Wilson, best selling author of romance, women's fiction and Hallmark Channel movies


Tuesday, June 9

8 a.m.                     Breakfast

8:15 a.m.                Daily Announcements

8:30 a.m.               General Session: Copyright II: Fair Use and Infringement

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 Event:  

7:00 p.m.             TBA

 

Wednesday, June 10

8 a.m.                      Breakfast

8:15 a.m.                 Daily Announcements

8:30 a.m.                 General Session: Publishing Contracts: The Publishing Business and Submitting Your Manuscript

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.                TBA


Thursday, June 11

8 a.m.                      Breakfast

8:15 a.m.                 Daily Announcements

8:30 a.m.                 General Session: Publishing Contracts II: Negotiating the Key Contract Terms

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

BRAIN DEAD NIGHT

 

Friday, June 12

8 a.m.                    Breakfast

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