Saturday

Morning Sessions

ON SITE REGISTRATION OPENS AT 8:30

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome & Announcements

Location: The Woods
 

Please Note: Registration is open from 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM & throughout the day during scheduled breaks.

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Page Lambert

Location: The Woods
 

Topic: THE QUEST FOR STORY

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Session Break

Be sure to visit the author tables to visit with them & check out their books! 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Page Lambert

Location: The Woods
 

Topic: THE QUEST FOR STORY

11:30 AM - 1:30PM

Break for Lunch

Please note: Lunch is on your own

Breakout Sessions I

Choose one breakout session

1:30 PM - 2:30PM

Dylan Hale

Location: Dogwood
 

Topic: Word & Picture: History & Concepts in Illustration 

J.C. Fields

Location: Hickory
 

Topic: Smart Marketing Tips for the Indie Author

Russell Gayer

Location: Oak
 

Topic: Personal Branding & You

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Session Break

Be sure to visit the author tables to visit with them & check out their books! 

Breakout Sessions II

Choose one breakout session

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Michael Hilton

Location: Oak
 

Topic: Mom, Get Out of My Room! I'm Writing YA Fiction: How to Channel Your Inner Young Adult

Tierney James

Location: Hickory
 

Topic: Romance Outside the Box

Mary-Lane Kamberg

Location: Dogwood
 

Topic: Writing Nonfiction for Young Readers

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Session Break

Be sure to visit the author tables, meet authors & check out their books! 

4:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM

Sessions Wrap-up with Chrissy & Linda

Our OCW family gathering! 

Location: The Woods

Once you've attended OCW, we consider you part of our writing family.

 

During this time together Chrissy and Linda want to answer any questions you may have about the conference. We'd also like to hear your suggestions for next year. 

 

This is also your opportunity to brag! We want to hear about your accomplishments since we met last! Finally, let us know what you hope to achieve in 2023. 

We appreciate you being a part of us here at OCW! 

Evening Activities

Open: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Happy Hour (Cash Bar)

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Awards Banquet (Awards to be presented at 8pm you may attend the awards even if you do not attend the banquet)