SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2024
Intensive
Badge Pickup
Intensive participants only – Pick up your conference badge at the Welcome Table.
Intensives must be purchased during online registration.
Intensive, Pt 1 What I Learned from Nancy Drew—Tools for Fast-Paced Plotting $100K is Doable! Analyzing and Writing Picture Books Building a Lovable and Believable Character Readers will Fall in Love with Advanced Law Session
Badge Pickup Pick up your conference badge at the Welcome Table, then enjoy a hot drink and “second breakfast” snacks while connecting with your people.
Welcome Susan Wroble and Stan Yan, Co-Regional Advisors of the Rocky Mountain Chapter
Opening Keynote Dow Phumiruk – Not an Impostor: It’s Time to Call Yourself an Artist and/or Writer
Transition Short break – grab a drink, chat with a new friend, visit the bathroom, bookstore, gallery, and/or museum.
Breakout 1 Writing Books in a Series Buckle Up and Enjoy the Ride! Pacing Tips, Tools, and Techniques Showing up! Allyship as a Creative: Social Justice on the Page First Looks Publishing Law 101
Lunch
Breakout 2 Oh, Is That You? Get to Know Your Characters Are You READY?: Looking at Your Work with a Critical Eye A Picture Book Writing Safari Getting Graphic: How To Choose Novel or Graphic Novel Structural Engineering…For Your Nonfiction
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Breakout Xtra Critique Connect, Portfolio Contest, and other Special Sessions TBA
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Breakout 3 A Little Thing Called Voice Marketing Books YOUR Way The Art (and Heart) of Humor Crafting Dynamic Narrative Nonfiction Make a Splash with Memorable Read-Aloud Events
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Dessert First Portfolio Contest and Golden Pen Award Announcements, Autographs, Portfolio Showcase, and more
Day 1 Ends Shuttle back to hotel
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2024
Intensive, Pt 2 Intensives, continued. Intensives (both parts) must be added during registration.
What I Learned from Nancy Drew—Tools for Fast-Paced Plotting $100K is Doable! Analyzing and Writing Picture Books Building a Lovable and Believable Character Readers will Fall in Love with Advanced Law Session
Registration Sunday-only attendees: Pick up your conference badge at the Welcome Table. Everyone enjoy a hot drink and “second breakfast” snacks while connecting with your people.
Breakout 4 I Can’t Tell You Apart in the Dark: Create Unique Character Voice to Shed Light on Your Prose Go Ahead…Make a Scene!: The Intersection of Plot and Character Joyful Book Marketing Problem Solving in Picture Book Illustrating DIY Master Class
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Breakout 5 The Heart of YA Drawing A Blank: Tap Into Your Inspiration Breaking the Rules on Picture Books: New Approaches to an Old Form Composition for Emotional Impact The Dreaded Query Package – Fear No More!
Lunch
Breakout 6 Theme: the Soul of a Story Yakkity Yak: Animals in Picture Books Figuring Out Feedback Building and Presenting a Portfolio that with Catch Publishers’ Eyes The Power of Virtual Book Tours for Children’s Book Creators
Transition
Announcements
Closing Keynote Darcy Pattison – Finding Courage
Closing