Schedule

8:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration2nd Floor Lobby
9:00 am - 10:00 amWelcome and Morning Keynote Address featuring Maureen JohnsonBallroom
10:15 am - 11:00 am BREAK OUT #1 INSTRUCTOR
Ballroom ASomeone Else's SandboxMatthew Kirby
Ballroom B"That's What She Said" - The Art of Character Development Through DialogueFrank Cole
Ballroom CMy Evil Plot is WorkingJ. Scott Savage
Cascade ABWords & Art: An Author/Illustrator's JourneyMikey Brooks
Cascade C"I don't know what to write" and Other Famous Excuses for QuittersDustin Hansen
Cascade DProactive vs. Reactive Characters—Disney Princess Style!Trisha Levenseller
Cascade EBuilding Castles from Sand: Strategies to Revise your Story (Advanced)Rosalyn Eves
Soldier CreekRetellings of Classic LiteratureMckelle George
Battle CreekWorkshop: My Work Out LoudMcKenzie Wagner
11:10 am-11:55 amBREAK OUT #2 INSTRUCTOR
Ballroom AKiss and Tell: The art of writing a romance that gets people talkingKasie and Renee
Ballroom BMagic SystemsJennifer Jenkins
Ballroom CMission Possible: First Chapter Reconnaissance
Margie Jordan
Cascade ABAsk Me Anything!Jessica Day George
Cascade CJournal your way to better writingKathryn Purdie and Sara B. Larson
Cascade DCreating Savage ChemistryAbbi Glines
Cascade EPimp Out Your Prose (Advanced)Erin Summerill
Soldier CreekScience in FictionElaine Vickers
Battle CreekCreative Juice Bar: A Writing Prompt Workshop
Terri Baranowski
11:55 am-1:00 pmLUNCH / KEYNOTEMatthew Kirby
1:00 pm -1:45 pmBREAK OUT 3INSTRUCTOR
Ballroom AEverything I Need to Know About Writing I Learned from Hamilton.Jennifer A. Nielsen
Ballroom BWriting the "Super Team" in fiction. (Or, what Marvel is doing right.)C. Michelle Jefferies
Ballroom CHow to Compile a Story Bible and Why You Need OneEmily King
Cascade ABA Novel in 90 Days-Fake it 'Til You Make It!Johnny Worthen
Cascade CThe VoiceKiersten White
Cascade DRetellings of Classic LiteratureMckelle George
Cascade EThe Secret Ingredient to Great Fiction (Advanced)Bree Despain
Soldier CreekThe Beating Heart of Story-Telling: Female and Male ArchetypesDarby Karchut
Battle CreekWorkshop: World BuidingDaniel Swenson
1:55 pm- 2:40 pmBREAK OUT 4INSTRUCTOR
Ballroom AKiss and Tell: The art of writing a romance that gets people talkingKasie and Renee
Ballroom B"That's What She Said" - The Art of Character Development Through DialogueFrank Cole
Ballroom CMy Evil Plot is WorkingJ. Scott Savage
Cascade ABWords & Art: An Author/Illustrator's JourneyMikey Brooks
Cascade CScience in FictionElaine Vickers
Cascade DTBDJo Schaffer
Cascade EBuilding Castles from Sand: Strategies to Revise your Story (Advanced)Rosalyn Eves
Soldier CreekRock your reader - using the five senses in writingMichelle A. Belle
Soldier CreekProactive vs. Reactive Characters—Disney Princess Style!Trisha Levenseller
Battle CreekWorkshop: My Work Out LoudMcKenzie Wagner
2:50 pm-3:35 pmBREAK OUT 5INSTRUCTOR
Ballroom AThe Elements of MysteryLois D. Brown
Ballroom BWriting like An Anthropologist: World Building 101Darby Karchut
Ballroom CWriting the "Super Team" in fiction. (Or, what Marvel is doing right.)C. Michelle Jefferies
Cascade ABPodcasters, Youtubers, and Instagram- Oh my! ClassDustin Hansen
Cascade CJournal Your WayKathryn Purdie and Sara B. Larson
Cascade DThe VoiceKiersten White
Cascade EPimp Out Your Prose (Advanced)Erin Summerill
Soldier CreekCreating Savage ChemistryAbbi Glines
Battle CreekCreative Juice Bar: A Writing Prompt Workshop
Terri Baranowski
3:45 pm- 4:30 pmBREAK OUT 6INSTRUCTOR
Ballroom AEverything I Need to Know About Writing I learned from Hamilton.Jennifer A. Nielsen
Ballroom BKeynote Panel: My Story
Keynotes: Matthew Kirby, Roshani Chokshi, and Maureen Johnson
Ballroom CRock your reader - using the five senses in writingMichelle A. Belle
Cascade ABAsk Me AnythingJessica Day George
Cascade CHow to Compile a Story Bible and Why You Need OneEmily King
Cascade DA Novel in 90 Days-Fake it 'Til You Make It!Johnny Worthen
Cascade EThe Secret Ingredient to Great Fiction (Advanced)Bree Despain
Soldier CreekProactive vs. Reactive Characters—Disney Princess Style!Trisha Levenseller
Battle CreekWorkshop: World BuidingDaniel Swenson
4:40 pm-5:25 pmAFTERNOON KEYNOTERoshani Chokshi
5:25 pm-5:40 pmClosing Ceremonies/First Chapter Contest WinnersBALLROOM
5:40 pmMASS BOOK SIGNING (Opening to attending teens and their families)BALLROOM AND LOBBY