Rendezvous 2014 Program

Thursday May 1 

12:00 Registration Opens

2:00 – 4:00 Session 1 – Crafting Killer Query Letters – Jennifer Sander/Paul Levine, Nephele Tempest, Pooja Menon, Moderator:  Merilee Marsh

5:00 – 7:00 No-host Reception

7:00 – 8:00 Rediscovered Reading – Ciji Ware

Friday, May 2

8:00 Registration Opens

9:00 – 10:00 Opening Session - Doug Copsey, VIP Welcome – TBD Guest speaker,  Alan Heathcock

10:15 – 11:30 Session 1: Agents Panel – How to go from Fingers on the Keyboard to Dollars in the Bank – Ron Levine, Nephele Tempest, Pooja Menon

11:45 – 1:15 Lunch with a presenter or on your own

1:15 – 2:15 Session 1: Self-Publishing 101 – AK Turner

Session 2: Fact vs. Fiction; Getting it Right Even if You Make it Up – Ciji Ware

2:30 – 3:30 Session 1: Could Hemingway Get A Book Deal In Our Time: A Look At Publishing Past to Understand the Publishing Future

Jennifer Sander

Session 2: The First Principles of Literary Non-Fiction – Ron Powers

One on One Agents, Editors, or Christy Hovey

3:45 – 4:45 Session 1: Maximizing Book Sales – Joanne Pence

Session 2: Writing for the Young Adult/New Adult Market – Sarah Tregay

One on One Agents, Editors, or Christy Hovey

5:00 – 6:00 Open Mic Merilee Marsh, Moderator

7:00 – 8:00 Reading – Daniel Orozco (Centre Auditorium)

Saturday, May 3    

8:00 Registration Opens

9:00 – 10:15 Session 1: Editor Panel – Working the Words & More

Elizabeth Day, Stacy Ennis

Session 2: Increase Your Income and Your Skills Writing for Magazines

Kitty Fleischman, Karleen Andreson Cheryl Richard Moderater: Christy Hovey

Session 3: Theme & Conflict – Key elements in any novel – Ciji Ware

10:30 – 11:30 Session 1: Form & Structure – How Long Is A Short Story? – Daniel Orozco

Session 2: Humor:  Easier Said Than Written – AK Turner

Session 3: First Impressions: The Importance of Cover & Book Design - Sarah Tregay

11:30 – 1:00 Lunch with a presenter or on your own

1:00 – 2:00 Session 1: Marketing Your Book and Yourself – Christy Hovey

Session 2: What Writers Today Can Learn From Mark Twain – The Power of Place – Ron Powers

2:15 – 3:15 Session 1: Film Panel - Steve Moore, Steve Kirwan, Jeff Meyers

Moderator: Clay Morgan

Session 2: Advanced Self-Publishing – Joanne Pence

One on One Editors, Agents, Christy Hovey, or Sarah Tregay

3:30 – 4:30 Session 1: Powerful Proposals:  Writing A Successful Non-Fiction Book Proposal Jennifer Sander and Elaine Ambrose

Session 2: TBD

One on One Agents, Editors, Christy Hovey, or Sarah Tregay

6:00 – 10:00 Awards Banquet

Keynote – Ron Powers