2019 Conference ScheduleClass 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)
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
Friday8:00 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)
Saturday7:45 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
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.