Working Write2Ignite 2018 Master Conference Schedule

See Speaker Spotlights and Presenter posts for more details

Friday, September 21, 2018

Check room schedule updates before proceeding to each event!  

2:30–4:00 pm Registration and check-in
Published authors consign books for sale.

3:15–3:55 BONUS session options:

  • Film viewing
  • Teen Track: Tessa Emily Hall “Common Mistakes Newbie Writers Make in Their Manuscripts”
  • Kim Peterson “Is My Manuscript Ready for an Agent?”
  • Jean Matthew Hall “Children’s Book Categories”
  • Lori Hatcher “The Day I Wanted to Quit . . . ”
  • Book browsing in Craft-Hemphill Lobby

4:00–5:00 PM Teen Track: Welcome and warm-ups
Teen keynote address: Tessa Emily Hall “You’re Never Too Young to Begin Your Writing Career”
Adults—Two mini-sessions
Editor-Agent Panel Q&A and TBA

5:00–6:30 PM Adults break for supper in the Todd Dining Hall.
(Use tickets in registration packetGluten-free options are available; please specify dietary restrictions at registration.)
Teen Track Pizza Bash* * Please specify at registration if you require gluten-free pizza.
Dinner hour free time: book browsing; sign up for editor/agent/author appointments

6:45–7:30 PM Announcements and introduction of presenters; praise and worship

7:45–8:45 PM keynote address—Jenny L. Cote “Liberty”

8:45–9:30 PM Informal Coffee and Conversation with presenters (All are invited!)

  • At check-in, registered participants will be eligible to sign up for two (2) individual appointments with authors, editors, or agents. See sign-up sheets for the specific location of the person you are consulting.
  • Book sales are in the Craft-Hemphill Lobby.
  • Teen Pizza Bash and adult Coffee and Conversation are in the Hayes Ministry Center.
  • Photo sessions will be in Craft-Hemphill room TBA.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 

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**Open to adults or teens

7:45–8:15 AM Late check-in   

8:15–9:00 AM

SESSION A Teens only:

  • Brenda Covert “Writing Poetry with Meter and Rhyme”

Session A Adults:

  • Tony Snipes “5 Things I Learned in Corporate America That Can Jumpstart Your Writing Business in Under 24 Hours” (in the C-H Comm Center)
  • Vicki Moss “The Journey Towards Finding Your Writing Voice”
  • Carol Baldwin “Strangers in a Strange Land”
  • Kim Peterson “The Language of Children’s Picture Books”

9:15–10:15 AM Welcome, announcements, and keynote address (Jenny L. Cote “Road”)

10:30–11:15 AM Session B options

  • Tessa Emily Hall “The Balancing Act: Write Powerful Christian Fiction Without
    Preaching”
  • Samantha Bell “Polishing Your Picture Book”
  • Teen Track: Carol Baldwin “Fiction Writing”
  • Kim Peterson “Devotions that Enlighten and Engage”
  • Daniel Blackaby “The Journey Begins: Step-by-Step Preparation for Beginning the Writer’s Journey” **

11:15 AM–12:45 PM Lunch in Todd Dining Hall (tickets in registration packets*)

12:45–1:30 PM Session C options

  • Tessa Emily Hall “Create and Maintain a Blog to Build a Readership”
  • Vicki Moss “Connecting the Dots”
  • Daniel Blackaby “Joining the Fellowship: A Fun Brainstorming Session About Your Book ” **
  • Jenny L. Cote “‘Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Another Plot Line!'” **
  • Kim Peterson “Sour Grapes Aren’t My Cup of Tea”

1:45–2:30 PM book sales (C-H lobby) and book signing

2:45–3:30 PM Session D options

  • Jean Matthew Hall “Writing from Childhood Memories”
  • Kim Peterson “POV: It’s a Matter of Perspective”
  • Carol Baldwin “Writing Historical Fiction” **
  • Daniel Blackaby “Heroic Writing: Overcoming the Obstacles to Find Victory in Your Writing” **
  • Tessa Emily Hall—Teen Track keynote address: “Worshipping Our Creator Through Our Creations” (C-H Comm Center)

3:45–4:45 PM Closing keynote address—Jenny L. Cote HMC “The Epic Journey”

4:45–5:00 PM Closing announcements, awards, and door prizes

  • At check-in, registered participants will be eligible to sign up for two (2) individual appointments with authors, editors, or agents. See sign-up sheets for the specific location of the person you are consulting.
  • Book sales are in the Craft-Hemphill Lobby.
  • Photo sessions will be in Craft-Hemphill room TBA.