Regional Conference 2012 Schedule

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.pdf download: Feb 2012 Conference Registration Packet

Friday – February 17th

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Wine and Cheese Reception with Cash Bar

  • Silent Auction
  • Portfolio Gallery
  • Readings by Lisa Yee, Diane Muldrow, Ammi-Joan Paquette, Anastasia Suen, Donna Jo Napoli
  • Book Store

Saturday – February 18th

Important Note:

  • General Assembly Sessions (GA) are open to all registrants.
  • Small Group Intensive Sessions (SG) are available for a limited number of participants at an additional fee.

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. – Registration and Coffee Bar

8:45 to 9:00 – Opening Remarks

9:00 to 10:00 (GA) – Key Note – Lisa Yee: From Slushpile to Bestseller – Hear about Lisa’s strange adventures in the publishing world and why it took forever to become an overnight success

10:15 to 11:15 (GA) – Jill Corcoran and Anastasia Suen: Finders, Minders, and Grinders – The Agent/Client Relationship

10:15 to 11:15 (SG) – Small Group Intensives: Session 1

  • (SG) Erin Murphy & Ammi-Joan Pacquette: The EMLA Agency and YOU!
  • (SG) Kristen Cappy: Shameless Self Promotion
  • (SG) Patti Ann Harris: An Art Director’s Search for Excellence

11:30 to 12:30 – Lunch – Bookstore- Portfolio Gallery-Networking

12:30 to 1:30 (GA) – Donna Jo Napoli: How Writing About Terrible Things Makes Your Reader a Better Person

1:45 to 2:45 (GA) – Sarah Davies: From Ordinary to Extraordinary: The Art of Creating a Great Saleable Story and the Craft of Teasing Out Its Full Potential

1:45 to 2:45 (SG) – Small Group Intensives: Session 2

  • (SG) Jill Corcoran: Crafting a Stellar Query & Synopsis
  • (SG) Anastasia Suen: Perfecting the Picture Book
  • (SG) Tricia (PJ) Hoover: Design a Dynamic Book Trailer

3:00 to 4:00 (GA) – Diane Muldrow and Patti Harris: The Editor/Art Director Relationship

3:00 to 4:00 (SG) – Small Group Intensives: Session 3

  • (SG) Barry Furrow: Contract Negotiations
  • (SG) Bonnie Bader: Leveled Readers & Chapter Books
  • (SG) Erik Kuntz: Creating a Stellar Web Persona

4:15 to 5:00 (GA) – Editor/Agent Panel

5:00 to 7:00 – Wine and cheese Reception with Cash Bar/Autograph Party/Silent Auction & Prizes

Sunday – February 19th

10:00 to 4:00 (SG) – Full Day YA Intensive with Lisa Yee: Creating Compelling Bad Guys and Bullies at the Wyndham Hotel

.pdf download – Feb 2012 Registration Packet