Retreat Schedule

Monday, June 21

4-6 pm – Registration/Meet and Greet

6-7 pm – Picnic, awards presentation

Tuesday, June 22

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

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

11:45 am-1 pm – Lunch (provided)

1:00-1:50 pm—Session 2— DiAnn Mills – Characterization for the Pro Writer

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), Mystery/Suspense (Patricia Bradley)

3:30-4:30 pm – Session 3 – DiAnn Mills – Plotting the Unforgettable Novel

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

6:30 pm —Trivia Night

Wednesday, June 23

9:00 am—Welcome—Regina Merrick

9:15 am—Devotional — Diane Turpin

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

10:20-10:30 am – Break 

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

11:45-1pm – Lunch (paid)

1:00-2:30pm – Session 6 – Genre group brainstorming – Historical (Susan Page Davis), YA/Fantasy (Pam Harris), Contemporary (Regina Merrick), Mystery/Suspense (Patricia Bradley)

2:30-4:00pm – Session 7 – Panel Discussion/Q&A (Kathy Cretsinger, Pam Harris, DiAnn Mills, Diane Turpin, Patricia Bradley)

4:00pm – Dismiss