2016 EVENT SCHEDULE

  • 911 E. Rollins Rd.
    Columbia, MO 65211

  • November 5th & 6th, 2016

  • $160.00 Bundle
    Includes membership to the Columbia Writers Guild, 2017

  • 8:30 - 9:15am: Sign-in

    University of Missouri Student Center

    Please check-in to receive your program book, badge and swag bag.
  • 9:15 - 9:30am: Welcome

    Allen Auditorium

    Get ready to spend the day with us! Join us for a quick introduction to the day’s events.
  • 9:30 - 10:00am: Morning Keynote

    University of Missouri Student Center

    Morning Keynote Speaker: Mary Buckham
  • 10:10 - 12pm Craft of Writing

    Specific track room locations

    It’s time to break into your specific track! Learn from experts in the Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, and Playwriting/Screenwriting genres.
  • 12 - 12:30pm: Lunch

    MU Student Center

    Take a break! Lunch will be provided during this time. You can also take this time to check out our wide selection of books and network!
  • 12:30-1:30pm: Book signings and Lunch continued

    MU Student Center

    Take this time to meet our speakers and authors and get your books signed. Make sure to browse our books selections, too!
  • 1:30 - 3pm Visual Storytelling - Speaker: Cole Closser

    TBA

  • 1:30-3pm: Round table with mentors (concurrent with Visual Storytelling keynote)

    TBA

    Meet with our outstanding mentors to answer any questions or review your work!
  • 3:10-5pm: Editing

    Specific track room locations

  • 4:15-5:15pm: Afternoon Keynote – Chuck Sambuchino

    Allen Auditorium

    ‘Professional Writing Practices: 10 Tips to Guide Your Career’
  • 5:15-6:30pm: Networking social

    In front of The Mizzou Store

    Round out the day with complementary appetizers, networking and continued book sales and signings!
  • 6:30 - 8pm: Saturday night special keynote – Chuck Sambuchino

    Allen Auditorium

    ‘Social Media/Branding Yourself’
  • 8:30-9am: Sign-in

    MU Student Center

    Welcome back! Check in and get ready to learn.
  • 9-10:30am: Morning Keynote — Chuck Sambuchino

    Allen Auditorium

    ‘Publishing Options Today: Reviewing Both Traditional Publishing and Self-Publishing’
  • 10:30-10:45am: Break

    Time for a break! Grab a quick snack, or rest your feet.
  • 10:45-11:45am: Afternoon Keynote – Chuck Sambuchino

    MU Student Center

    ‘Art of the Pitch: Pitching to an Agent/Query Letters’
  • 11:45-12:15pm: Lunch

    MU Student Center

    Take a break! Lunch will be provided during this time. You can also take this time to check out our wide selection of books and network!
  • 12:15-1pm: Book signings and lunch continued

    In front of Kate and Emma’s

    Take this time to meet our speakers and authors and get your books signed. Make sure to browse our books selections, too!
  • 1-2:30pm: Marketing

    Specific track room locations

    It is time to get break into your genre-based track! You will learn how to market your work to potential publishers and readers.
  • 2:30-2:40pm: Break

    Time for a break! Rest your feet, or check out our book selections.
  • 2:40-3:45pm: Marketing Panel

    Allen Auditorium

    Learn how to market yourself, and your work, from our experts in the marketing field.
  • 4-4:45pm: Pitchfest with agents and editors

    MU Student Center 2205 A&B

    Meet with agents and editors and pitch your stories!
    NOTE: The pitchfest will occur on a first-come, first-serve basis at the day of the event.(We've limited seats available)