Community Learning Center

Writers Symposium 2017

Writers Symposium
Friday, September 22, 2017 - Professional Training & Education Center

Time Auditorium Room 2
1:30-2:15 Mysteries and Thrillers
Lou Berney, Lara Bernhardt, Jaz Primo

Publicizing Your Book
Tamara Granthan, Sabrina Fish, Gary Conrad

2:30-3:15 Nonfiction Panel
Alton Carter, William Bernhardt, Nikki Hanna
Fantasy Panel
Tamara Grantham, Sabrina Fish, Lara Bernhardt
3:30-4:15 Audiobooks, Podcasts & Blogs
Callie Hutton, Lara Bernhardt, William Bernhardt
Author Webpages That Work
Lou Berney, Jeanne Devlin, Selma Mann
4:30-5:30 Publishing Panel
Jeanne Devlin, Lara Bernhardt, Sean Callahan
Finding Joy in Writing
Nikki Hanna, Selma Mann, Alton Carter
5:30-6:15 Reception with Speakers and Guests  
6:30-8:30 Lou Berny, Guest of Honor
Oklahoma Author of the Year Award
RSC President's Distinguished Author Award

Writers Symposium
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Professional Training & Education Center

Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4
9:00 Plot and Narrative Structure
Lou Berney
Understanding Author Contracts
Jeanne Devlin
Blogging Effectively
Tricia Skinner

Publicizing Your Book
Tamara Granthan, Sabrina Fish, Gary Conrad

10:00-10:45 Marketing Effectively Through Social Media
Lou Berney
Websites, Newsletters, and Street Teams
Tamara Grantham
Kindle Scout
Lara Bernhardt
Writing Historical Characters
Callie Hutton
11:00-11:45 Thinking About Theme
William Bernhardt
Writers & Editors: From Acquisition to Sale Date
Jeanne Devlin
Effective and Creative Journaling
Jennifer Kidney
Writers Facing Difficult Decisions
Jaz Primo
12:00-12:45 The First-Page Panel
Tricia Skinner, Dave Forrer, Jeanne Devlin
1:30-2:15 Bringing Your Story to Life on the Page
Lou Berney
Redefining the Everyday in Poetry
Jennifer Kidney
Perfecting Your Query Letter
Tamara Grantham
Writing for Young People
Gina Conroy
2:30-3:15 Creating a Meaningful Poetry Collection
Carl Sennhenn
How to Mesmerize Your Reader
Gary Conrad
Winning Contests
Nikki Hanna
Plotting Your Genre
Sabrina Fish
3:30-4:15 Agent Q&A
Dave Forrer, Tricia Skinner
Effective Self-Promotion for Authors
Sabrina Fish
Patrick von Wiegandt
Publishing Poetry Without an MFA
Selma Mann
4:30-5:15 Creating Three-Dimensional Characters
Tricia Skinner
Writing a Compelling Memoir
Nikki Hanna
Effective Marketing Strategies
Sean Callahan
Write a Better Book/Be a Better Person
Alton Carter
5:15-6:15 Reception with Speakers and Guests      
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