Please note: all times are Eastern; end times are approximate

All sessions can be viewed at the times indicated below, or for 3 months following the conference

All times and sessions are subject to change

 

 

Monday September 13 

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Eastern: Worship service 
  • 9:30 – 10:15 Eastern: Presentation 1
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Eastern: Presenter 1 Q&A
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Eastern: Presentation 2
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Eastern: Presenter 2 Q&A
  • 12:50 – 1:45 Eastern: Networking Lunch Break – an unmoderated, informal time for you to chat with other conference attendees
  • 2:00 – 2:45 Eastern: Valerie Weaver-Zercher (Broadleaf Books) presentation Writing as a Christian for the Spiritual but Not Religious Reader” – learn more about Valerie here
    • Can Christian writers communicate effectively to non-Christian audiences? If so, how? Using examples from a variety of published books, we will look at various approaches Christian writers can take to writing for readers of other faiths or no faith at all.
  • 2:45 – 3:30 Eastern: Valerie Weaver-Zercher (Broadleaf Books) Q&A
  • 3:45 – 4:30 Eastern: Jenny Baumgartner (HarperCollins) presentation – learn more about Jenny here
  • 4:30 – 5:15 Eastern: Jenny Baumgartner (HarperCollins) Q&A
  • 5:30 – 6:15 Eastern: Presentation 5
  • 6:15 – 7:00 Eastern: Presenter 5 Q&A

Tuesday September 14

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Eastern: TBA
  • 9:30 – 10:15 Eastern: Pete Ford (Credo Communications) presentation: “How to Get Published: Book Basics for Beginners” – learn more about Pete here
    • Brand new to the publishing process? Join Literary Agent Pete Ford for a brief overview of the three primary publishing paths, with a focus on the basic steps to publishing with a traditional publisher, including the role of a literary agent and how to find one. (Target Audience: Aspiring authors with no publishing experience)
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Eastern: Pete Ford (Credo Communications) Q&A
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Eastern: Jevon Bolden (literary agent) presentation – learn more about Jevon here
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Eastern: Jevon Bolden (literary agent) Q&A
  • 12:50 – 1:45 Eastern: Break
  • 2:00 – 2:45 Eastern: Sharon Elliott (Literary agent) presentation “Getting Started as a Professional Freelancer” – learn more about Sharon here
    • After the time you spend in this seminar, you will have all the tools you need to begin your professional writing career. Learn about the supplies you’ll need, the paperwork that will make you look like a pro, record-keeping, and much, much more.  The time you spend here will increase the time you’ll have to write.
  • 2:45 – 3:30 Eastern: Sharon Elliott (Literary agent) Q&A
  • 3:45 – 4:30 Eastern: Presentation 9
  • 4:30 – 5:15 Eastern: Presenter 9 Q&A
  • 5:30 – 6:15 Eastern: TBA
  • 8:00 – 9:00 Eastern: Second Tuesdays Writer Discussion Group

Wednesday September 15

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Eastern: TBA
  • 9:30 – 10:15 Eastern: Presentation 10
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Eastern: Presenter 10 Q&A
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Eastern: Barb Roose (literary agent) presentation “Platform 101” – learn more about Barb here
    • Platform isn’t everything in landing a publishing contract, but it is an important part of the picture. In this workshop, Barb will explain the three types of platform-building approaches. She will also provide step-by-step instructions, encouragement and lots of resources that will equip you to launch from zero platform and move with intention toward your publishing goals.
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Eastern: Presenter 11 Q&A
  • 1:00 – 1:45 Eastern: What Do You Need As A Writer? – this informal conversation is an opportunity for you to share and discuss the most important kinds of support you need as a writer
  • 2:00 – 3:30 Eastern: Brad Lyons (Chalice Press) presentation and Q&A – learn more about Brad here
  • 3:45 – 4:30 Eastern: Presentation 13
  • 4:30 – 5:15 Eastern: Presenter 13 Q&A
  • 7:15 – 8:00 Eastern: JoLanda Rogers (T.A.L.K. Publishing) presentation – learn more about JoLanda here
  • 8:00 – 8:45 Eastern: JoLanda Rogers (T.A.L.K. Publishing)Q&A

Thursday September 16

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Eastern: TBA
  • 9:30 – 10:15 Eastern: Presentation 15
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Eastern: Presenter 15 Q&A
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Eastern: Maila Kim (Intervarsity Press) presentationMarketing 101: An Inside Looking Into Book Marketing” – learn more about Maila here
    • You wrote the book, now how do you get readers to learn about it? Get an inside look behind the book marketing process. We’ll cover an overall timeline of when you should start thinking about promoting your book and will offer practical steps you can take today to set your book up for marketing success.
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Eastern: Maila Kim (Intervarsity Press) Q&A
  • 12:50 – 1:45 Eastern: Break
  • 2:00 – 2:45 Eastern: Presentation 17
  • 2:45 – 3:30 Eastern: Presenter 17 Q&A
  • 3:45 – 4:30 Eastern: TBA
  • 4:30 – 5:15 Eastern: TBA
  • 5:30 – 6:15 Eastern: Presentation 18
  • 6:15 – 7:00 Eastern: Presenter 18 Q&A

Friday September 17

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Eastern: TBA 
  • 9:30 – 10:15 Eastern: Presentation 19
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Eastern: Presenter 19 Q&A
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Eastern: Elizabeth Jackson (Tyndale House fiction) presentation – learn more about Elizabeth here
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Eastern: Elizabeth Jackson (Tyndale House fiction) Q&A
  • 12:50 – 1:45 Eastern: Networking Lunch Break – an unmoderated, informal time for you to chat with other conference attendees
  • 2:00 – 2:45 Eastern: Presentation 21
  • 2:45 – 3:30 Eastern: Presenter 21 Q&A
  • 3:30 – 4:30 Eastern: Elevator pitch practice session

 

All times and sessions are subject to change

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