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Tentative

2022 Schedule

*Read about the authors and class descriptions on our Author Page

9:00 am - 10:00 am  Conference Welcome and Morning Keynote by Marissa Meyer  

Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Break Out 1  10:10 am-11:00 am

Author Name
Class Title
Classroom
Location
delmetria millener
Starving Artists Find Food
Soldier Creek
3rd Floor
Phillip Chipping
StoryBrand(TM) - How to Make Lots of Money as a Storyteller in the Business World
Cascade D
3rd Floor
Shelly X. Leonn
When Characters Collide: Building Explosive Dynamics in Your Character Interactions
Cascade C
3rd Floor
Alexander Delacroix
How to Build and Maintain Tension in Your Story
Cascade E
3rd Floor
Tiffany Rosenhan
How to Lose a Reader in 10 Lines
Cascade AB
3rd Floor
Tricia Levenseller
Make it More Inciting
Ballroom B
2nd Floor
Kaela Rivera
Great Writers Are Great Rewriters: What It Takes to Revise a Novel to Greatness
Ballroom A
2nd Floor
Margaret Owen
Worldbuilding: Not Just for Fantasy!
Ballroom C
2nd Floor
Jennifer Nielsen
Creating Villains We Love to Hate
Expo A
1st Floor

Break Out 2  11:10 am-12:00 pm

Author
Class Title
Classroom
Location
Frank Cole and Tyler Whitesides
Using Role Playing Games to Improve your Writing
Expo A
1st Floor
Erin Stewart
Drive Your Plot with Strong Characters (and your characters with a strong plot!)
Ballroom C
2nd Floor
Jennifer Jenkins
The Heart of the Matter: Romantic Tension Workshop
Ballroom B
2nd Floor
Dustin Hansen
The Evolution of Storytelling and Technology
Ballroom A
2nd Floor
Leigh Statham
Poetry Room Is Open
Battle Creek
3rd Floor
Donna Milakovic
Gathering Your Writing Tribe
Soldier Creek
3rd Floor
Sara B. Larson
Setting Your Story Up for Success...Nailing Your Descriptions
Cascade E
3rd Floor
Aminah Mae Safi
The Art of the Re-Telling
Cascade C
3rd Floor
Emma Nelson
Level Up: How to Improve Your Writing with Concepts Learned from Video Games
Cascade AB
3rd Floor
Yamile Saied Mendez
Somewhere Only You Know
Cascade D
3rd Floor

12:00-12:30 pm  Lunch

 

12:30 pm-1:10 pm Afternoon Keynote with Kendare Blake

Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Break Out 3 1:20 pm-2:10 pm

Author
Class Title
Classroom
Location
Frank Cole and Tyler Whitesides
Using Role Playing Games to Improve your Writing
Expo A
1st Floor
Jo Schaffer-Layton
How to Liposuction Your Prose
Ballroom B
2nd Floor
Shelly Brown
But I Want To Be Published NOW
Ballroom A
2nd Floor
Sara B. Larson
Setting Your Story Up for Success...Nailing Your Descriptions
Ballroom C
2nd Floor
Tom Durham
Writing for Radio, TV, and Film
Cascade C
3rd Floor
Jessica Day George
Ask the Author
Soldier Creek
3rd Floor
Shelly X. Leonn
When Characters Collide: Building Explosive Dynamics in Your Character Interactions
Cascade AB
3rd Floor
Nova McBee
Jumpstart to Story Structure & Plotting
Cascade E
3rd Floor
Kaela Rivera
Great Writers Are Great Rewriters: What It Takes to Revise a Novel to Greatness
Cascade D
3rd Floor

Break Out 4 2:20 pm-3:10 pm

Title
Class Title
Classroom
Location
Marissa Meyer, Kendare Blake, and Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Keynote Panel
Ballroom B
2nd Floor
Jennifer Nielsen
Creating Villains We Love to Hate
Ballroom A
2nd Floor
Kathryn Purdie
More to Win and More to Lose: Raising the Stakes
Ballroom C
2nd Floor
delmetria millener
Starving Artists Find Food
Soldier Creek
3rd Floor
Tiffany Rosenhan
How to Lose a Reader in 10 Lines
Cascade C
3rd Floor
Aminah Mae Safi
The Art of the Re-Telling
Cascade AB
3rd Floor
Tricia Levenseller
Make it More Inciting
Cascade D
3rd Floor
Margaret Owen
Worldbuilding: Not Just for Fantasy!
Cascade E
3rd Floor

Break Out 5 3:20 pm-4:10 pm

Title
Class Title
Classroom
Location
Jennifer Jenkins
The Heart of the Matter: Romantic Tension Workshop
Expo A
1st Floor
Yamile Saied Mendez
Somewhere Only You Know
Ballroom A
2nd Floor
Emma Nelson
Level Up: How to Improve Your Writing with Concepts Learned from Video Games
Ballroom B
2nd Floor
Nova McBee
Jumpstart to Story Structure & Plotting
Ballroom C
2nd Floor
Leigh Statham
The Great Word Swap
Cascade E
3rd Floor
Jo Schaffer-Layton
How to Liposuction Your Prose
Cascade D
3rd Floor
Alexander Delacroix
How to Build and Maintain Tension in Your Story
Cascade C
3rd Floor
Shelly Brown
But I Want To Be Published NOW
Cascade AB
3rd Floor

Break Out 6 4:20 pm-5:10 pm

Title
Class Title
Classroom
Location
Kathryn Purdie
More to Win and More to Lose: Raising the Stakes
Ballroom A
2nd Floor
Phillip Chipping
StoryBrand(TM) - How to Make Lots of Money as a Storyteller in the Business World
Ballroom B
2nd Floor
Erin Stewart
Drive Your Plot with Strong Characters (and your characters with a strong plot!)
Ballroom C
2nd Floor
Donna Milakovic
Gathering Your Writing Tribe
Soldier Creek
3rd Floor
Dustin Hansen
The Evolution of Storytelling and Technology
Cascade AB
3rd Floor
Tom Durham
Writing for Radio, TV, and Film
Cascade D
3rd Floor
Leigh Statham
The Great Word Swap
Cascade E
3rd Floor
Jessica Day George
Ask An Author
Cascade C
3rd Floor

5:20 pm - 6:00 pm  Evening Keynote by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 

Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

6:00 pm- 6:30 pm First Chapter Contest Winner Announcements and other Shenanigans

Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Book Signing      

Expo A, 1st Floor