Retreat Schedule

Thursday, August 6, 2020

4-6 pm – Registration/Meet and Greet

6-7 pm – Dinner in the dining room (paid)

7-8 pm – Session 1 – Pam Harris – Writing the Right Story

Friday, August 7, 2020

9:00 am—Welcome—Regina Merrick

9:15 am—Devotional— Teresa Walker

9:30-10:30 am—Keynote—DiAnn Mills – Sizzling Emotion and Symbolism 

10:30-10:45 am—Break

10:45-11:45 am—Session 2— Kathy Cretsinger/Diane Turpin – Self-Publishing

11:45 am-1 pm – Lunch (provided)

1:00-1:50 pm—Session 3— DiAnn Mills – Plotting the Unforgettable Novel

2:00-2:15 pm— Gwen Coleman – Relaxation Activity

2:15-3:30 pm— Genre group brainstorming – Historical (Susan Page Davis), YA/Fantasy (Pam Harris), Contemporary (Regina Merrick/Kathy Cretsinger), Mystery/Suspense (Patricia Bradley)

3:30-4:30 pm – Session 4 – DiAnn Mills – Characterization for the Pro Writer

4:30-6:30 pm – Free time, Dinner on your own

6:30 pm-? —Trivia Night

Saturday, August 8, 2020

9:00 am—Welcome—Regina Merrick

9:15 am—Devotional—Neena Gaynor

9:30—10:20 am—Session 5— DiAnn Mills – Creating Dynamic Dialogue 

10:20-10:30 am – Break 

10:30-11:45 am – Session 6— Panel Discussion/Q&A

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

 Noon – Dismiss