Below is the full schedule grouped by Session Type and Date/Time. This schedule is subject to changes, additions, and corrections.

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Roundtables (Maximum 50 mins)

Day Time Faculty Topic
Friday 09:00 AM Susy Flory Memoir
Sharon Norris Elliott Adult & Teen Nonfiction
10:00 AM Deb Gruelle Children’s Fiction
Steve Laube Agent Q&A
11:00 AM Annette Whipple Children’s Nonfiction / Educational
Lindsay A. Franklin YA & Speculative
12:00 PM Jane S. Daly Proposals / Query Letters
01:00 PM Sandra Barela PR & Marketing
02:00 PM Debbie Kitterman Launch Teams
Wendy Lawton Agent Q&A
03:00 PM Karen Neumair Agent Q&A
Robynne Miller Self-Publishing
04:00 PM Francine Rivers Adult Fiction
Wendy Lawton Agent Q&A
Saturday 09:00 AM Francine Rivers Adult Fiction
09:00 AM Susy Flory Memoir
10:00 AM David M. Hyde Screenwriting
Lisa A. Crayton Multicultural
Robynne Miller Self-Publishing
11:00 AM Lindsay A. Franklin YA & Speculative
Rene Gutteridge Writing Humor
12:00 PM Annette Whipple Children’s Nonfiction / Educational
Debbie Kitterman Launch Teams
Rene Gutteridge Writing for potential Movie Adaptation
01:00 PM Bob Hostetler Agent Q&A
Lisa A. Crayton Multicultural
02:00 PM Bob Hostetler Agent Q&A
Jane S. Daly Proposals / Query Letters
03:00 PM Cynthia Ruchti Adult Fiction
Sandra Barela PR & Marketing
Sharon Norris Elliott Adult & Teen Nonfiction

Pitch Sessions (20 mins)

Day Time Faculty Currently Acquiring
Friday 10:00 AM Jim Hart Adult Nonfiction
10:30 AM Jim Hart Adult Nonfiction
11:00 AM Karen Neumair Adult Nonfiction
11:30 AM Karen Neumair Adult Nonfiction
12:00 PM Jim Hart Adult Nonfiction
Karen Neumair Adult Nonfiction
12:30 PM Jim Hart Adult Nonfiction
01:00 PM Karen Neumair Adult Nonfiction
01:30 PM Karen Neumair Adult Nonfiction
02:00 PM Karen Neumair Adult Nonfiction
Saturday 10:00 AM Cynthia Ruchti Primarily Nonfiction
10:30 AM Cynthia Ruchti Primarily Nonfiction
11:00 AM Karen Neumair Adult Nonfiction
11:30 AM Cynthia Ruchti Primarily Nonfiction
Karen Neumair Adult Nonfiction
12:00 PM Cynthia Ruchti Primarily Nonfiction
Karen Neumair Adult Nonfiction
12:30 PM Cynthia Ruchti Primarily Nonfiction
Karen Neumair Adult Nonfiction
01:00 PM Cynthia Ruchti Primarily Nonfiction
01:30 PM Cynthia Ruchti Primarily Nonfiction
02:00 PM Cynthia Ruchti Primarily Nonfiction
02:30 PM Cynthia Ruchti Primarily Nonfiction
03:00 PM Bob Hostetler Fiction & Nonfiction
03:30 PM Bob Hostetler Fiction & Nonfiction
04:00 PM Bob Hostetler Fiction & Nonfiction
04:30 PM Bob Hostetler Fiction & Nonfiction

1:1 Coaching/Consultations (40 mins)

Day Time Faculty Coaching & Consulting Topics
Friday 09:00 AM Sandra Barela PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
09:20 AM Jane S. Daly Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
09:50 AM Sandra Barela PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
10:00 AM Annette Whipple Children’s Nonfiction / Educational Market
10:10 AM Jane S. Daly Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
10:20 AM Sharon Norris Elliott Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
10:40 AM Sandra Barela PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
11:00 AM Jane S. Daly Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
11:10 AM Debbie Kitterman Launch teams, Bible studies, marketing, podcasting, nonfiction
Sharon Norris Elliott Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
11:30 AM Deb Gruelle Children’s fiction, technical writing, magazine articles, storyboards for children’s games
Sandra Barela PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
12:00 PM Debbie Kitterman Launch teams, Bible studies, marketing, podcasting, nonfiction
Lindsay A. Franklin YA (Young Adult), speculative fiction, fiction, world building, editing, time management for writers
Robynne Miller Self-publishing, editing, writing coaching, marketing, devotionals, nonfiction, historical research, fiction
12:40 PM Deb Gruelle Children’s fiction, technical writing, magazine articles, storyboards for children’s games
12:50 PM Robynne Miller Self-publishing, editing, writing coaching, marketing, devotionals, nonfiction, historical research, fiction
01:00 PM Debbie Kitterman Launch teams, Bible studies, marketing, podcasting, nonfiction
Lindsay A. Franklin YA (Young Adult), speculative fiction, fiction, world building, editing, time management for writers
01:30 PM Deb Gruelle Children’s fiction, technical writing, magazine articles, storyboards for children’s games
01:40 PM Robynne Miller Self-publishing, editing, writing coaching, marketing, devotionals, nonfiction, historical research, fiction
01:50 PM Debbie Kitterman Launch teams, Bible studies, marketing, podcasting, nonfiction
Lindsay A. Franklin YA (Young Adult), speculative fiction, fiction, world building, editing, time management for writers
02:20 PM Deb Gruelle Children’s fiction, technical writing, magazine articles, storyboards for children’s games
02:30 PM Jane S. Daly Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
Robynne Miller Self-publishing, editing, writing coaching, marketing, devotionals, nonfiction, historical research, fiction
02:40 PM Lindsay A. Franklin YA (Young Adult), speculative fiction, fiction, world building, editing, time management for writers
03:00 PM Sharon Norris Elliott Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
03:20 PM Jane S. Daly Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
03:50 PM Sharon Norris Elliott Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
04:10 PM Jane S. Daly Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
Saturday 09:00 AM Jane S. Daly Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
09:50 AM Jane S. Daly Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
10:00 AM Annette Whipple Children’s Nonfiction / Educational Market
10:40 AM Jane S. Daly Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
10:50 AM Annette Whipple Children’s Nonfiction / Educational Market
11:00 AM Lisa A. Crayton Nonfiction, children’s nonfiction, journalism, public speaking, freelance writing, editing, writing for multicultural audiences
11:10 AM Sandra Barela PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
11:30 AM Jane S. Daly Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
12:00 PM Lisa A. Crayton Nonfiction, children’s nonfiction, journalism, public speaking, freelance writing, editing, writing for multicultural audiences
Sandra Barela PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
12:20 PM Sharon Norris Elliott Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
12:30 PM Jane S. Daly Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
Lindsay A. Franklin YA (Young Adult), speculative fiction, fiction, world building, editing, time management for writers
01:10 PM Sandra Barela PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
01:20 PM Lindsay A. Franklin YA (Young Adult), speculative fiction, fiction, world building, editing, time management for writers
Sharon Norris Elliott Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
01:30 PM Debbie Kitterman Launch teams, Bible studies, marketing, podcasting, nonfiction
01:50 PM Rene Gutteridge Fiction, comedy sketches, novelization of movies etc., writing humor, screenwriting
02:00 PM Sandra Barela PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
02:10 PM Deb Gruelle Children’s fiction, technical writing, magazine articles, storyboards for children’s games
Sharon Norris Elliott Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
02:20 PM Debbie Kitterman Launch teams, Bible studies, marketing, podcasting, nonfiction
02:40 PM Rene Gutteridge Fiction, comedy sketches, novelization of movies etc., writing humor, screenwriting
03:00 PM Deb Gruelle Children’s fiction, technical writing, magazine articles, storyboards for children’s games
03:30 PM Rene Gutteridge Fiction, comedy sketches, novelization of movies etc., writing humor, screenwriting
Robynne Miller Self-publishing, editing, writing coaching, marketing, devotionals, nonfiction, historical research, fiction
04:00 PM Sharon Norris Elliott Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
04:20 PM Rene Gutteridge Fiction, comedy sketches, novelization of movies etc., writing humor, screenwriting
04:20 PM Robynne Miller Self-publishing, editing, writing coaching, marketing, devotionals, nonfiction, historical research, fiction

Critique Group Online Meetings (2 hours)

Day Time Facilitator
Friday 09:30-11:30 AM Inspire Christian Writers
Saturday 09:30-11:30 AM Inspire Christian Writers

Prep Sessions: Preparation for Pitch Sessions

These will be held Saturday, August 22nd, and are 30 minutes in length.

These sessions are designed to help prepare you for a pitch session with an agent the following week, during the Symposium.

Time Faculty
09:00-09:30 AM Jane S. Daly
09:40-10:10 AM Jane S. Daly
10:00-10:30 AM Robynne Miller
10:40-11:10 AM Robynne Miller
11:20 AM-12:00 PM Robynne Miller
12:00-12:30 PM Robynne Miller
01:00-01:30 PM Robynne Miller
01:40-02:10 PM Robynne Miller
02:20-02:50 PM Robynne Miller