Retreat Schedule

Monday, June 21

4-6 pm – Registration/Meet and Greet

6-7 pm – Picnic, awards presentation

Tuesday, June 22

9:00am—Welcome—Regina Merrick

9:15am—Devotional—Teresa Walker

9:30-10:15am—Keynote—DiAnn Mills—Sizzling Emotion and Symbolism


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


1:00-1:50pm—Session 2— Plotting the Unforgettable Novel—DiAnn Mills

2:00-3:30pm—Genre Group Brainstorming—Historical—Kathy Cretsinger, YA/Fantasy—Pam Harris Contemporary—Regina Merrick, Mystery/Suspense—Patricia Bradley

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

4:30-6:30pm—Dinner on your own, Free Time

6:30pm – TRIVIA NIGHT!!! 

Wednesday, June 23

9:00am—Welcome—Regina Merrick

9:15am—Devotional—Diane Turpin

9:30—10:20am—Session 4 —Creating Dynamic Dialogue—DiAnn Mills


10:30-11:45am—Session 5—Understanding Different Ways to Publish—Kathy Cretsinger/Diane Turpin


1:00-2:30pm—Genre Group Brainstorming

2:30-4:00pm—Panel Discussion/Q&A (Kathy Cretsinger, Pam Harris, DiAnn Mills, Patricia Bradley, Linda Fulkerson)