8:00 am

8:00-9:00 am

9:00-9:30 am

9:30-10:15 am


10:15-10:30 am

10:30-11:30 am




11:30 am- 12:30 pm

12:30-1:30 pm




1:30 – 1:45 pm

1:45-2:45 pm




2:45-3:00 pm

3:00-3:45 pm


3:45-4:30 pm

4:30-5:00 pm





Bookstore Opens


Welcome- Fellowship Hall

Keynote Session 1 - Brandilyn Collins

A Burning Brand Part 1: Lighting the World Starts with You!


Workshop Session 1




Lunch (Fireside Room)/Bookstore/Networking

Workshop Session 2







Workshop Session 3





Keynote Session 2 - Brandilyn Collins

A Burning Brand Part 2: Lord, You Want Me to WHAT?

Panel Discussions - Fellowship Hall

Evaluations & Closing





A)   Jon Woodhams - Writing for Continuity Fiction Series

B)   Johnnie Alexander & Patricia Bradley - Popular Clichés to Avoid in Your Fiction

C)   Carolyn Tomlin - The Four Articles Editors Love and How to Write Them!

A)  Bethany Jett - Zero to Book Deal in Three Months

B)  Alice Faye Duncan - The Future Has a Past: Writing Non-Fiction and Historical

      Fiction for Today's Generation

C)  Gary Fearon - Songwriting Shortcuts for the Writer

A)  Brandilyn Collins - The Four Ds: Desire, Distancing, Denial, and Devastation

B)  Tracy Crump - Stirring the Pot: Writing for Chicken Soup for the Soul

C)  Hallee Bridgeman - Creative Marketing Plan

2018 Schedule