Retreat Schedule

Monday, June 8, 2020

3:00 – 5:00 pm – Registration in the Lobby

5:30 pm – Barbecue supper at the Church Hollow Shelter pavilion

 Ice-breaker activity – Pam Harris
 Picnic supper provided by the KenTen Writers Group
 Sandra Robbins Inspirational Award presentations
 Ranger-led tour of the Cumberland Presbyterian Birthplace Shrine 

Day 1—Tuesday, June 9

9:00 amWelcome

9:15 amDevotionalTeresa Walker

9:30-10:15 amKeynote—DiAnn Mills – Sizzling Emotion and Symbolism


10:30-11:45am—Session 1—Pam Harris – Writing the Right Story

NoonBuffet lunch at the Inn

1:00-1:50pmSession 2— DiAnn Mills – Plotting the Unforgettable Novel

2:00-2:50pm—Session 3— Kathy Cretsinger – Research

3:00-4:00 Genre group brainstorming – Historical (Susan Page Davis), YA/Fantasy (Pam Harris), Contemporary (Regina Merrick/Kathy Cretsinger), Mystery/Suspense (Patricia Bradley)

4:00-7:00 – Free time, Dinner on your own

7:00pm—Trivia Night

Day 2—Wednesday, June 10

9:00amWelcome—Regina Merrick

9:15amDevotional—Neena Gaynor

9:30—10:20amSession 4 DiAnn Mills – Characterization for the Pro Writer

10:30-11:45—Session 5 Kathy Cretsinger/Diane Turpin – Self-Publishing

Noon—Buffet Lunch at the Inn

1:00-1:50 Personal Writing Time

2:30-3:30  Session 6 DiAnn Mills – Creating Dynamic Dialogue


3:45-4:50— Session 7—Panel Discussion/Q&A

Kathy Cretsinger, Pam Harris, DiAnn Mills, Diane Turpin, Patricia Bradley

5:00-7:00Dinner on your own

7:00-? – Whole-group informal brainstorming and collaboration

 Day 3—Thursday, June 11

 Breakfast on your own, say your good-byes!