Saturday, October 13, 2018

  8:30-3:00 

 Coffee and Tea will be served throughout the day.

 Onsite registration will be available until noon.

 Publishers Row: Throughout both Friday and Saturday all of our  publishers will be taking pitches. There will be pitch sheet on their tables  with the times available. Sign up, and make sure you’re on time. 

  9:00
Announcements- Tiffany Schofield
  9:15 
Opening Keynote- Tess Gerritsen   
  10:15-10:30 
Break
  10:30-11:30 
Tess Gerritsen continues
  11:30-1:30 Lunch on your own
  1:30-2:30 

​Break out Session 1 (Choose 1)

Tamara Heiner (Social Media)
Ruth Weeks (Paranormal – genre)
Ally Robertson (Editor – technical intermediate)

 

  2:30-2:35 

Break
   2:35-3:35

Break Out Session 2 (Choose 1) 

Linda Apple (Nonfiction – Writing with Intention/genre)
Tiffany Schofield (Technical)
Jan Vanek (Poetry – genre) ​

  3:40-4:40Closing Panel:  Ask Those Who Know! Inivited panel members include:
Chrissy Willis- Moderator
Doug  Grad– Agent
Ally Robertson – Editor & Publisher
Publishers: Tiffany Shofield, Casey Cowen
Award Winning Authors: Max McCoy, JD Boggs
  6:00Gathering in Lobby with Cash Bar
  6:30Awards Banquet (Purchase tickets in advance).You are welcome at the   awards ceremony even if you chose to eat elsewhere. It takes place         around 7:45.


  3:00 -4:30 PM

  6:00-7:00 PM

Check-in or register for the conference. Sign up for the open mic             between 3-4:30 or 6:00-6:30 in the lobby of the conference center at Inn  of the Ozarks.                  
  3:00 -4:30 PM
SPECIAL EARLY BIRD SESSION: ​COCTAIL FOR SUCCESS: SHAKEN, BUT NOT STIRRED TO GIVE UP Tiffany Schofield will  kick off our conference with a fun workshop for all participants. This is session  is free to all registered participants.
  7:00 PM6th annual Open Mic. Bring five double-spaced pages. Lonnie Whitaker will be the MC. Sign up in the lobby beginning at 3:00 pm. Time limit of 5 minutes will allow everyone to participate. Free popcorn and  soft drinks provided.


52nd Annual Conference Agenda

General Information for a Detailed Description of Each Session

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  8:00-4:00 

Coffee and Tea will be served throughout the day. Onsite registration will be available as well. Visit Publishers Row: Throughout both Friday and Saturday all of our  publishers will be taking pitches. There will be pitch sheet on their tables with the times available. Sign up, and make sure you’re on time. 

  9:00
Announcements- Chrissy Willis, President OCW
  9:15 
Opening Keynote- Tess Gerritsen
  10:15-10:30 
Break
  10:30-11:30 
Tess Gerritsen Continues
  11:30-1:30 Lunch on your own- Try one of the many unique restaurants in Eureka Springs or walk up the hill for Myrtie May's Award Winning Buffet!
  1:30-2:45 

Breakout Sessions Choose 1

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pen Part 1 (technical/beginners)- ​IN THE BEGINNING - A Workshop for New and Emerging Writers

​Max McCoy- WRITING AGAINST TYPE   

​Angela Drake- CHOOSING THE RIGHT SOCIAL MEDIA FOR YOU 

  2:45 -3:00

Break

  3:00-4:15

Break out session 2 (Choose one)

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pen Part II - A continuation of IN THE BEGINNING

JD Boggs- THE HARDEST FORM OF PROSE 

Doug Grad- HELPING TO STEER THE PUBLISHING BUS 

  5:30

Gathering in Lobby with Cash Bar        

  6:00Bar-B-Cue Banquet (Purchase tickets in advance). After the banquet we will be entertained by Tessa Kate. You are invited to the entertainment even if you chose to eat dinner elsewhere.
  8:45​A time to remember - An informal gathering to swap stories and share a tribute to Dusty & Pat Richards. Please come prepared to laugh a little, cry alittle and remember our friend and menot Dusty.


​Friday, October 12, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018.