Updated Write2Ignite 2018 Master Conference Schedule

See Speaker Spotlights and Presenter posts for more details

Friday, September 21, 2018

Please check room schedule updates before proceeding to each event!  

Abbreviations

  • HMC. Hayes Ministry Center
  • CH. Craft-Hemphill Christian Worldview Center

New interactive features for 2018:

  • A roving enactor (Tyler Hendrick), who will play John Bunyan and/or Christian from Pilgrim’s Progress
  • A photo booth in HMC—Enjoy taking photos while using our special writers’ props, and don’t forget to share on social media!

2:30–4:00 p.m.

  • Registration and check-in (HMC)
    • Specify dietary restrictions.
    • Sign up, if you desire, for two individual appointments with authors, editors, or agents.
  • Published authors consign books for sale in CH lobby.

3:15–3:55 p.m.

Bonus session options

  • Tentative: Pilgrim’s Progress film viewing samples (CH 101)
  • Teen Track: Tessa Emily Hall “Common Mistakes Newbie Writers Make in Their Manuscripts” (HMC)
  • Kim Peterson “Is My Manuscript Ready for an Agent?” (CH 109)
  • Jean Matthew Hall “Children’s Book Categories” (CH 108)
  • Lori A. Hatcher “The Day I Wanted to Quit: Tackling the Mind Games That Discourage and Defeat Writers” (CH 102)
  • Book browsing (CH lobby)
  • Appointment sign-ups (HMC)

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Welcome and warm-ups

  • Teen Track keynote address: Tessa Emily Hall “You’re Never Too Young to Begin Your Writing Journey” (HMC)
  • Adults: two 30-minute mini-sessions (CH 110)
    • Editor and agent panel Q&A
    • “Writing to Edify” interactive discussion

5:00–6:30 p.m.

  • Adults: supper in the Todd Dining Hall. (Use the tickets in your registration packet. Gluten-free options are available; please specify dietary restrictions at registration.)
  • Teen Track: pizza bash (HMC). (Please specify at registration if you require gluten-free pizza.)
  • Dinner hour free time
    • Book browsing (CH lobby). Note: Book sales close for the day at 7:30 p.m.
    • Sign up, if you desire, for editor, agent, and author appointments.

6:45–7:30 p.m. HMC

  • Announcements
  • Introduction of presenters
  • Praise and worship

7:45–8:45 p.m. HMC

Keynote address: Jenny L. Cote “Liberty”

8:45–9:30 p.m.

  • Informal coffee and conversation with presenters, editors, and agents (HMC). (All are invited!)
  • If you signed up for an appointment with an author, editor, or agent, see sign-up sheets for the location of the person you’re consulting.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 

Please check room schedule updates before proceeding to each event!

New interactive features for 2018:

  1. A roving enactor (Tyler Hendrick), who will play John Bunyan and/or Christian from Pilgrim’s Progress
  2. A photo booth in HMC—Enjoy taking photos while using our special writers’ props, and don’t forget to share on social media!

7:45–8:15 a.m. HMC

Late check-in.

  • Please specify dietary restrictions at this time, if you haven’t already done so.
  • Sign up, if you desire, for two individual appointments with authors, editors, or agents.

8:15–9:00 a.m.

Session A: Teens only

  • Brenda Covert “Writing Poetry with Meter and Rhyme” (CH 110)

Session A options: Adults

  • Tony Snipes “5 Things I Learned in Corporate America That Can Jumpstart Your Writing Business in under 24 Hours” (CH 101)
  • Vicki Moss “The Journey towards Finding Your Writing Voice” (CH 108)
  • Carol Baldwin “Strangers in a Strange Land” (CH 102)
  • Kim Peterson “The Language of Children’s Picture Books” (CH 109)

9:15–10:15 a.m. HMC

  • Welcome
  • Announcements
  • Keynote address: Jenny L. Cote “Road”

10:30–11:15 a.m.

Session B options

  • Tessa Emily Hall “The Balancing Act: Write Powerful Christian Fiction without Preaching” (CH 108)
  • Samantha Bell “Polishing Your Picture Book” (CH 102)
  • Teen Track: Carol Baldwin “Fiction Writing” (CH 110)
  • Kim Peterson “Devotions That Enlighten and Engage” (CH 109)
  • Daniel Blackaby “The Journey Begins: Step-by-Step Preparation for Beginning the Writer’s Journey” (CH 101)*

11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Todd Dining Hall

Lunch. (Use the tickets in your registration packet.)

12:45–1:30 p.m.

Session C options

  • Tessa Emily Hall “Create and Maintain a Blog to Build a Readership” (CH 108)
  • Vicki Moss “Connecting the Dots” (CH 102)
  • Daniel Blackaby “Joining the Fellowship: A Fun Brainstorming Session about Your Book ” (CH 110)*
  • Jenny L. Cote “‘Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Another Plot Line!'” (HMC)*
  • Kim Peterson “Sour Grapes Aren’t My Cup of Tea” (CH 109)

1:45–2:30 p.m.

  • Book sales (in CH lobby). Note: Book sales close for the day at 2:30 p.m.
  • Book signing (in CH 110)

2:45–3:30 p.m.

Session D options

  • Jean Matthew Hall “Writing from Childhood Memories” (HMC)
  • Kim Peterson “POV: It’s a Matter of Perspective” (CH 109)
  • Carol Baldwin “Writing Historical Fiction” (CH 102)* (Bring a favorite historical novel to use as a mentor text. And if you’re working on a project, bring one to two pages of that project.)
  • Daniel Blackaby “Heroic Writing: Overcoming the Obstacles to Find Victory in Your Writing” (CH 101)*
  • Teen Track keynote address: Tessa Emily Hall “Worshipping Our Creator through Our Creations” (CH 110)

3:45–4:45 p.m. HMC

Closing keynote address: Jenny L. Cote “The Epic Journey”

4:45–5:00 p.m. HMC

  • Closing announcements and events
  • Writing awards: EABooks Publishing/Write2Ignite “Faith and Freedom” awards
  • Door prizes
  • Silent auction results

*Open to adults and Teen Track participants