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.

  • 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.
  • 9:00am: Concurrent Sessions (choose one)

    Check Program

    Short sessions (9:00-9:50am)
          • -Walter Bargen-Poetry
          • -Jim Henry-Playwriting/Screenwriting
          • Nancy Allen-Mystery
          • -Maurice Broaddus-World Building
    Long sessions (9:00-10:45am)
          • -Marketing Pannel- Query letters, ect.
          • -Christopher McKitterick-SciFi-Fantasy/
  • 10:00-10:50am: Concurrent Sessions (choose one)

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    • -Ted Mathys-Poetry
    • -Dayne Sislen-working with an illustrator
    • -Eric Praschan-TBD
  • 11:00am: Concurrent Sessions (choose one)

    Check Program

    Short sessions (11:00-11:50am)
          • -Maurice Broaddus-topic of his choice
          • -TBD
    Long sessions (11:00-12:30am)
          • -Nehman-Kodner-Marketing
          • -C. David Milles - Save the Cat
  • 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 books selections, too!
  • 3:10-4:00pm: Concurrent Sessions (choose one)

    Check Program

    -C. Davis Milles-Ya
    -TBD
  • 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)