2017 EVENT SCHEDULE

  • 911 E. Rollins Rd.
    Columbia, MO 65211

  • October 28th & 29th, 2017

  • $160.00 Early Bird Weekend Bundle
    Includes membership to the Columbia Writers Guild, 2017.

Click on one of the date oblongs below to see that day's schedule. It will turn RED once you have clicked on it.

**Schedule is subject to change.

   

Click here to download a PDF of Saturday's schedule.

  • 8:30 - 9:00am: Sign-in

    University of Missouri Student Center

    Please check-in to receive your program book, badge and swag bag.
  • 9:00 - 9:20am: Welcome

    Allen Auditorium

    Get ready to spend the day with us! Join us for a quick introduction to the day’s events.
  • 9:20-9:50am Morning Keynote – Nani Fudge

    University of Missouri Student Center

    Morning Keynote Speaker: Nani Fudge
  • 10:00 - 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 First Page Review

    TBA

  • 3:15-5pm Editing Workshop/Continuation of Craft of Writing

    Specific track room locations

  • 5:00-6:30pm: Networking social

    In front of The Mizzou Store

    Round out the day with complementary appetizers, networking and continued book sales and signings!
  • 5:10-5:45pm – Poetry open mic

    TBD

    Signup at registration table by 4pm
  • 6:00-6:30pm –Open mic, first page read

    TBD

    All genres
  • 8:30-9:00am: Sign-in

    MU Student Center

    Welcome back! Check in and get ready to learn.
  • 9-9:50am: Concurrent Sessions (choose one)

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    Short sessions (9:00-9:50am) Walter Bargen-Poetry Jim Henry-Playwriting/Screenwriting Nancy Allen-"Breaking the Iron Curtain of NY Publishing: A Missouri Lawyer's Path to Publication" Maurice Broaddus-World Building
     
    Long sessions (9:00-10:45am) Marketing Panel- Query letters, etc. with Alice Speilburg, Kate McIntyre Christopher McKitterick-SciFi/Fantasy
  • 10:00-10:50am: Concurrent Sessions (choose one)

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          • Publishing a Children's Book? Learn How to Work With an Illustrator"Dayne Sislen-
    - "Organic Characterization"Linda Kasten - 
            • "How Poems End"  -
    Ted Mathys
  • 11-11:50am: Concurrent Sessions (choose one)

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    Short sessions (11:00-11:50am) Maurice Broaddus-topic of his choice - "Getting Hooked and Keeping Up the Pace"Eric Praschan "Polishing Your Manuscript" - Carolyn Mulford - Long sessions (11:00-12:30pm) -Marketing - Peggy Nehman "Using the Structure of 'Save The Cat' to Guide Your Writing"C. David Milles
  • 12:00-12:30pm: 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

    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 book selection, too!
  • 1:30-3pm Visual Storytelling

    TBD

    Visual Storytelling:

    Award winning filmmaker, Meghann Artes, will be presenting on her work and process of writing/producing/directing films. Meghann has worked with studios such as Sesame Street, ABC and NBC.

  • 3:10-4:00pm: Concurrent Sessions (choose one)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   - "Pitfalls to Avoid When Writing YA"C. Davis Milles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   Liz Schulte - 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   Tay Stephens -
  • 3:15-4:45pm: Pitchfest with agents and editors

    Leadership Auditorium

    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)