2019 Conference Schedule

Class Grid Schedule, Class Guide, Intensive Classes, and General Conference Schedule

2019 Class Guide and Conference Schedule

Click here to view the PDF version of the 2019 Class Guide. The Guide contains full class descriptions and is sorted by breakout session.

Click here for a Grid Style Overview of the 2019 Class Schedule. The Schedule is a two-page grid with the time, class title, and teacher.

Click here for the full conference syllabus (This is not yet updated for 2019)

Click here for information on the Whitney Awards Gala

 

Thursday

( Optional Pre-Conference Workshops )

11 AM: Registration opens

12 PM: Session 1 Workshops Begin

2:45 PM SNACK BREAK 

3:15 PM: Session 2 Workshops Begin

6:00 PM: Classes end for the day

8:00 – 10:00 PM: Mentor Social & Storymakers Tribe Social

Friday

8:00 AM: Registration opens

8:15 – 8:45 AM: New Attendee Orientation

9:00 – 9:50 AM: Opening Remarks

10:00 – 11:50 AM: Breakouts 1-2

12:00 – 1:50 PM: Lunch & Keynote Address

2:00 – 3:50 PM: Breakouts 3-4

3:50 – 4:10 PM: SNACK BREAK

4:10 – 6:00 PM: Breakouts 5-6

7:30 PM: Whitney Gala (Separate Tickets Required)

Saturday

7:45 AM: Registration opens/Breakfast begins

8:00 – 8:25 AM: New Attendee Orientation

8:30 – 8:50 AM: Morning Inspiration

9:00 – 9:30 AM: General Session

9:40 – 12:30 AM/PM: Breakouts 7, 8, & 9

12:30 – 1:50 PM: Lunch and First Chapter Contest Awards

2:00 – 4:50 PM: Breakouts 10-12

5:00 – 5: 30 PM: Closing Session

5:30 – 7:00 PM: Mass Book Signing & Publisher/Vendor Mix and Mingle

Intensive Classes

Intensive classes are two-hour classes that require pre-registration. 5.00 per class.

If the class you’d like to attend is full, you may request a spot on the waitlist at Instruction@LDStorymakers.com

JASON WRIGHT: Reader Relationships: It’s Not All About That Book

Descrip Coming Soon

JULIE BERRY: Micro and Macro: The Economics of Revision

More coming soon!

BRENDAN REICHS: Plotting Dynamic Novels

Dive deep into pacing and story structure while learning how to outline an entire novel from start to finish using specific scene types and turning points.

JEFF WHEELER: World Building 505

Stop living in your head and start writing the first chapter.

BECCA WILHITE: Pick Up the Pen

Beginning the Writing Journey – an intensive designed for writers who are new to the practice of writing.

 

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