Below is the full schedule. This schedule is subject to changes, additions, and corrections.

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Saturday, August 22nd (Pre-Symposium)

These are all 30-minute sessions.

Time Faculty Type Topic
09:00 AM Jane S. Daly Prep Session Preparation for pitch session with a literary agent
09:40 AM Jane S. Daly Prep Session Preparation for pitch session with a literary agent
10:00 AM Robynne Miller Prep Session Preparation for pitch session with a literary agent
10:40 AM Robynne Miller Prep Session Preparation for pitch session with a literary agent
11:20 AM Robynne Miller Prep Session Preparation for pitch session with a literary agent
12:00 PM Robynne Miller Prep Session Preparation for pitch session with a literary agent
01:00 PM Robynne Miller Prep Session Preparation for pitch session with a literary agent
01:40 PM Robynne Miller Prep Session Preparation for pitch session with a literary agent
02:20 PM Robynne Miller Prep Session Preparation for pitch session with a literary agent

Friday, August 28th (Symposium Day 1)

  • Pitch Sessions are 20 minutes each
  • Coaching / Consultations are 40 minutes each
  • Roundtables are maximum 50 minutes each
  • Critique Groups are 2 hours each
Time Faculty Type Topic
09:00 AM Sandra Barela Coaching / Consultation PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
09:00 AM Sharon Norris Elliott Roundtable Adult & Teen Nonfiction
09:00 AM Susy Flory Roundtable Memoir
09:20 AM Jane S. Daly Coaching / Consultation Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
09:30 AM Inspire Critique Group Critique group online meeting
09:50 AM Sandra Barela Coaching / Consultation PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
10:00 AM Annette Whipple Coaching / Consultation Children’s Nonfiction / Educational Market
10:00 AM Deb Gruelle Roundtable Children’s Fiction
10:00 AM Jim Hart Pitch Session Adult Nonfiction
10:00 AM Steve Laube Roundtable Agent Q&A
10:10 AM Jane S. Daly Coaching / Consultation Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
10:20 AM Sharon Norris Elliott Coaching / Consultation Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
10:30 AM Jim Hart Pitch Session Adult Nonfiction
10:40 AM Sandra Barela Coaching / Consultation PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
11:00 AM Annette Whipple Roundtable Children’s Nonfiction / Educational
11:00 AM Jane S. Daly Coaching / Consultation Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
11:00 AM Karen Neumair Pitch Session Adult Nonfiction
11:00 AM Lindsay A. Franklin Roundtable YA & Speculative
11:10 AM Debbie Kitterman Coaching / Consultation Launch teams, Bible studies, marketing, podcasting, nonfiction
11:10 AM Sharon Norris Elliott Coaching / Consultation Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
11:30 AM Deb Gruelle Coaching / Consultation Children’s fiction, technical writing, magazine articles, storyboards for children’s games
11:30 AM Karen Neumair Pitch Session Adult Nonfiction
11:30 AM Sandra Barela Coaching / Consultation PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
12:00 PM Debbie Kitterman Coaching / Consultation Launch teams, Bible studies, marketing, podcasting, nonfiction
12:00 PM Jane S. Daly Roundtable Proposals / Query Letters
12:00 PM Jim Hart Pitch Session Adult Nonfiction
12:00 PM Karen Neumair Pitch Session Adult Nonfiction
12:00 PM Lindsay A. Franklin Coaching / Consultation YA (Young Adult), speculative fiction, fiction, world building, editing, time management for writers
12:00 PM Robynne Miller Coaching / Consultation Self-publishing, editing, writing coaching, marketing, devotionals, nonfiction, historical research, fiction
12:30 PM Jim Hart Pitch Session Adult Nonfiction
12:40 PM Deb Gruelle Coaching / Consultation Children’s fiction, technical writing, magazine articles, storyboards for children’s games
12:50 PM Robynne Miller Coaching / Consultation Self-publishing, editing, writing coaching, marketing, devotionals, nonfiction, historical research, fiction
01:00 PM Debbie Kitterman Coaching / Consultation Launch teams, Bible studies, marketing, podcasting, nonfiction
01:00 PM Karen Neumair Pitch Session Adult Nonfiction
01:00 PM Lindsay A. Franklin Coaching / Consultation YA (Young Adult), speculative fiction, fiction, world building, editing, time management for writers
01:00 PM Sandra Barela Roundtable PR & Marketing
01:30 PM Deb Gruelle Coaching / Consultation Children’s fiction, technical writing, magazine articles, storyboards for children’s games
01:30 PM Karen Neumair Pitch Session Adult Nonfiction
01:40 PM Robynne Miller Coaching / Consultation Self-publishing, editing, writing coaching, marketing, devotionals, nonfiction, historical research, fiction
01:50 PM Debbie Kitterman Coaching / Consultation Launch teams, Bible studies, marketing, podcasting, nonfiction
01:50 PM Lindsay A. Franklin Coaching / Consultation YA (Young Adult), speculative fiction, fiction, world building, editing, time management for writers
02:00 PM Debbie Kitterman Roundtable Launch Teams
02:00 PM Karen Neumair Pitch Session Adult Nonfiction
02:00 PM Wendy Lawton Roundtable Agent Q&A
02:20 PM Deb Gruelle Coaching / Consultation Children’s fiction, technical writing, magazine articles, storyboards for children’s games
02:30 PM Jane S. Daly Coaching / Consultation Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
02:30 PM Robynne Miller Coaching / Consultation Self-publishing, editing, writing coaching, marketing, devotionals, nonfiction, historical research, fiction
02:40 PM Lindsay A. Franklin Coaching / Consultation YA (Young Adult), speculative fiction, fiction, world building, editing, time management for writers
03:00 PM Karen Neumair Roundtable Agent Q&A
03:00 PM Robynne Miller Roundtable Self-Publishing
03:00 PM Sharon Norris Elliott Coaching / Consultation Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
03:20 PM Jane S. Daly Coaching / Consultation Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
03:50 PM Sharon Norris Elliott Coaching / Consultation Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
04:00 PM Francine Rivers Roundtable Adult Fiction
04:00 PM Wendy Lawton Roundtable Agent Q&A
04:10 PM Jane S. Daly Coaching / Consultation Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers

Saturday, August 29th (Symposium Day 2)

  • Pitch Sessions are 20 minutes each
  • Coaching / Consultations are 40 minutes each
  • Roundtables are maximum 50 minutes each
  • Critique Groups are 2 hours each
Time Faculty Type Topic
09:00 AM Francine Rivers Roundtable Adult Fiction
09:00 AM Jane S. Daly Coaching / Consultation Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
09:00 AM Susy Flory Roundtable Memoir
09:30 AM Inspire Critique Group Critique group online meeting
09:50 AM Jane S. Daly Coaching / Consultation Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
10:00 AM Annette Whipple Coaching / Consultation Children’s Nonfiction / Educational Market
10:00 AM Cynthia Ruchti Pitch Session Primarily Nonfiction
10:00 AM David M. Hyde Roundtable Screenwriting
10:00 AM Lisa A. Crayton Roundtable Writing for a Multicultural Audience
10:00 AM Robynne Miller Roundtable Self-Publishing
10:30 AM Cynthia Ruchti Pitch Session Primarily Nonfiction
10:40 AM Jane S. Daly Coaching / Consultation Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
10:50 AM Annette Whipple Coaching / Consultation Children’s Nonfiction / Educational Market
11:00 AM Karen Neumair Pitch Session Adult Nonfiction
11:00 AM Lindsay A. Franklin Roundtable YA & Speculative
11:00 AM Lisa A. Crayton Coaching / Consultation Nonfiction, children’s nonfiction, journalism, public speaking, freelance writing, editing, writing for multicultural audiences
11:00 AM Rene Gutteridge Roundtable Writing Humor
11:10 AM Sandra Barela Coaching / Consultation PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
11:30 AM Cynthia Ruchti Pitch Session Primarily Nonfiction
11:30 AM Jane S. Daly Coaching / Consultation Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
11:30 AM Karen Neumair Pitch Session Adult Nonfiction
12:00 PM Annette Whipple Roundtable Children’s Nonfiction / Educational
12:00 PM Cynthia Ruchti Pitch Session Primarily Nonfiction
12:00 PM Debbie Kitterman Roundtable Launch Teams
12:00 PM Karen Neumair Pitch Session Adult Nonfiction
12:00 PM Lisa A. Crayton Coaching / Consultation Nonfiction, children’s nonfiction, journalism, public speaking, freelance writing, editing, writing for multicultural audiences
12:00 PM Rene Gutteridge Roundtable Writing for potential Movie Adaptation
12:00 PM Sandra Barela Coaching / Consultation PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
12:20 PM Sharon Norris Elliott Coaching / Consultation Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
12:30 PM Cynthia Ruchti Pitch Session Primarily Nonfiction
12:30 PM Jane S. Daly Coaching / Consultation Nonfiction, fiction, proposals, query letters, finance for writers
12:30 PM Karen Neumair Pitch Session Adult Nonfiction
12:30 PM Lindsay A. Franklin Coaching / Consultation YA (Young Adult), speculative fiction, fiction, world building, editing, time management for writers
01:00 PM Bob Hostetler Roundtable Agent Q&A
01:00 PM Cynthia Ruchti Pitch Session Primarily Nonfiction
01:00 PM Lisa A. Crayton Roundtable Writing for a Multicultural Audience
01:10 PM Sandra Barela Coaching / Consultation PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
01:20 PM Lindsay A. Franklin Coaching / Consultation YA (Young Adult), speculative fiction, fiction, world building, editing, time management for writers
01:20 PM Sharon Norris Elliott Coaching / Consultation Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
01:30 PM Cynthia Ruchti Pitch Session Primarily Nonfiction
01:30 PM Debbie Kitterman Coaching / Consultation Launch teams, Bible studies, marketing, podcasting, nonfiction
01:50 PM Rene Gutteridge Coaching / Consultation Fiction, comedy sketches, novelization of movies etc., writing humor, screenwriting
02:00 PM Bob Hostetler Roundtable Agent Q&A
02:00 PM Cynthia Ruchti Pitch Session Primarily Nonfiction
02:00 PM Jane S. Daly Roundtable Proposals / Query Letters
02:00 PM Sandra Barela Coaching / Consultation PR, marketing, street teams, blog tours, newsletters, social media, hot to get reviews
02:10 PM Deb Gruelle Coaching / Consultation Children’s fiction, technical writing, magazine articles, storyboards for children’s games
02:10 PM Sharon Norris Elliott Coaching / Consultation Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
02:20 PM Debbie Kitterman Coaching / Consultation Launch teams, Bible studies, marketing, podcasting, nonfiction
02:30 PM Cynthia Ruchti Pitch Session Primarily Nonfiction
02:40 PM Rene Gutteridge Coaching / Consultation Fiction, comedy sketches, novelization of movies etc., writing humor, screenwriting
03:00 PM Bob Hostetler Pitch Session Fiction & Nonfiction
03:00 PM Cynthia Ruchti Roundtable Adult Fiction
03:00 PM Deb Gruelle Coaching / Consultation Children’s fiction, technical writing, magazine articles, storyboards for children’s games
03:00 PM Sandra Barela Roundtable PR & Marketing
03:00 PM Sharon Norris Elliott Roundtable Adult & Teen Nonfiction
03:30 PM Bob Hostetler Pitch Session Fiction & Nonfiction
03:30 PM Rene Gutteridge Coaching / Consultation Fiction, comedy sketches, novelization of movies etc., writing humor, screenwriting
03:30 PM Robynne Miller Coaching / Consultation Self-publishing, editing, writing coaching, marketing, devotionals, nonfiction, historical research, fiction
04:00 PM Bob Hostetler Pitch Session Fiction & Nonfiction
04:00 PM Sharon Norris Elliott Coaching / Consultation Adult nonfiction, teen, children, editing, speaking, new writers
04:20 PM Rene Gutteridge Coaching / Consultation Fiction, comedy sketches, novelization of movies etc., writing humor, screenwriting
04:20 PM Robynne Miller Coaching / Consultation Self-publishing, editing, writing coaching, marketing, devotionals, nonfiction, historical research, fiction
04:30 PM Bob Hostetler Pitch Session Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Pitch Sessions are 20 minutes each
  • Coaching / Consultations are 40 minutes each
  • Roundtables are maximum 50 minutes each
  • Critique Groups are 2 hours each