2016 Schedule

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2016 Workshop Conference Schedule
(subject to change)

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Friday: September 9, 2016

8:15 – 9:15: Kathy Bain
Terminology 101: For the Beginner Writer –
in the hotel cafe

8:30 – 9:30: Registration and Welcome

9:40 – 10:30: Kathy Bain
The “What If” Game

10:40 – 11:30: Elizabeth Sinclair
The Opening Scene: Bang or Fizzle

11:30 – 12:45:  Lunch on your own

12:45 – 1:00:
Heart of Excellence winners and Chapter Membership Award winner

1:10 – 2:10: Cheryl Norman
The Fictional Dream: Keeping readers absorbed in your story

2:10 – 3:10: Author Booksigning

3:15 – 4:15: Elaine Calloway
Plotting & Pantsing – A Delicate Recipe

4:15 – 5:00: Critique Raffles

5:00 – 7:00: Free time and dinner on your own

7:00Q&A Panel
Jade Lee, Cindy Dees, Deb Werksman

Saturday: September 10, 2016

9:00 – 9:15: Registration (for those attendees who did not register on Friday) and Welcome

9:15 – 10:15: Jade Lee/Kathy Lyons:
Masterclass in Characterization

10:15 – 11:15: Cindy Dees:
TYPED WRITER WORKSHOP –
What’s your greatest strength as a writer?
What’s your kryptonite?

11:15 – 12:30: Lunch provided by ACRA
Attendees may go elsewhere for lunch if they choose. 
The conference will resume promptly at 1 pm.

1:00 – 1:30: Deb Werksman, Editor for Sourcebooks,
Keynote Speaker

1:40 – 2:40: Jade Lee/Kathy Lyons:
The Core of Romance  (Hands-on)

2:50 – 3:50: Cindy Dees:
Plotting Spaghetti Bowl

4:00 – ???: Basket Raffles and Door Prize

Register HERE!

2016 ACRA Fiction Writer's Conference