Faculty appointments will be scheduled on Friday and Saturday.
Friday, April 28, 2006:
3:00 - 4:00 pm - President's Tea (Chapter presidents or designated reps only)
3:00 - 6:00 pm Registration
6:00 pm - Welcome!
pm - Opening Speaker - Cheryl Klein, Arthur A. Levine Books
7:00 pm - Meet the Faculty Panel Discussions
8:00 pm - Breakout Sessions I
Elfrieda Abbe - The Business of Freelance Writing.
Patty Rice - Introduction to Andrews McMeel Publishing.
9:00 pm - Networking
Reception and MWG Showcase
Saturday, April 29, 2006:
7:30 am - Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - Opening Speakers
Lisa McCormick - Avoiding Scams that Prey on Writers.
Bernie Rhodes - Understanding your Contract.
9:30 am - Breakout Session II
Kent L. Brown, Jr. - Insiders Look at the Business
Sheree Bykofsky - Six Secrets of Successful
Bernette Ford - Book Packagers - a Growing Untapped Market.
Susan Vaught - Writing Synopses That Sell.
10:30 am - Breakout Sessions
Judy Burke - Secrets Revealed!
Kevin Dilmore, Dayton Ward -
Writing for Licensed Properties.
Melanie Chrismer - Can This Picture Book Be Saved?
11:30 am - Faculty Book Signing
pm - Luncheon - Leslie E. Banks, Keynote Speaker
1:45 pm - Shameless Pitches
2:45 pm - Breakout Sessions IV
Cheryl Klein - The Essence of Plot
Jones - Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Poem.
Dara Sharif - Behind the Scenes at Scholastic Magazine.
Sally van Haitsma - Submitting Your Work to an Agent.
3:45 pm - Breakout
Leslie E. Banks - Seducing Your Readers.
Tim Janicke - Inside the Kansas City Star Magazine.
Anitra Steele -
What Makes a Book "The Most Distinguished?"
Katie Van Luchene - Know My
Readers: How to get on an Editor's Speed Dial.
4:45 pm - Round Table Discussions I
(authors, editors, agents)
6:00 pm - MWG Member and Guest Book Signing
7:30 pm - Awards Banquet - Keynote -- Kent L. Brown, Jr., CEO Highlights Foundation
Sunday, April 30, 2006
9 am - 12 pm
(advance enrollment required,
maximum enrollment of 12-18/class depending on instructor.)
Regina Brooks -
“Working with Agents.” (SOLD OUT)
Bernette Ford - “Crafting Books For Emergent
and Early Readers.”(SOLD OUT)
Robert C. Jones - “Jekyll vs. Hyde in
Three Bouts.” (Crafting Poetry)(SOLD OUT)
Loring Leifer - “How to Make Writing
Your Full-time Job.” (SOLD OUT)
Evan McNamara - “How to Write a Novel
and Work Full-time.”(SOLD OUT)
- “Developing That Elusive Voice.” (SOLD OUT)