2019 Conference Schedule

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant is included for guests staying at the hotel.
Lunch and light refreshments are included in the registration price.

Wednesday, 5/1/19

7:00–8:00 p.m. Early Registration (Hotel Lobby)

Thursday, 5/2/19

8:00–8:30

Gather 1/2

Registration, Bookstore, Coffee, Refreshments

8:30–8:45

Gather 1/2

Welcome & Announcements

8:45–9:30 Keynote 1

Gather 1/2

Don’t Add and Don’t Take Away: The Christian Editor’s Challenge—Selma Wilson

9:45–11:00

Session 1

Gather 1/2

Coffee with Selma (Q&A)—

Selma Wilson

Gather 3

Editing for Suspense in Fiction—Joel Armstrong

11:15–12:30

Session 2

Gather 1/2

The Physiology of Proofreading—Robert Hudson

Gather 3

Starting Your Freelance Editing Business—Christi McGuire

12:30–1:15

Gather 1/2

Lunch

1:30–2:45

Session 3

Gather 1/2

Order in the Book: How to Prepare a Manuscript for Publication—Christy Callahan

Gather 3

Fiction Techniques to Make Your Nonfiction Book Stand Out—Joel Armstrong

3:00–4:15

Session 4

Gather 1/2

Substantive Fiction Editing—Karin Beery

Gather 3

From Stage to Page—James Watkins

4:15–4:30

Gather 1/2

Afternoon Refreshments, Bookstore

4:30–5:45

Session 5

Gather 1/2

CWMS Q&A—Robert Hudson

5:45–6:00

Gather 1/2

Closing

6:00–6:30

Gather 1/2

Bookstore

6:00–8:30  

Dinner on own

8:30–9:30

Gather 1/2

Worship and prayer time (tentative time)

 

Friday, 5/3/19

8:00–8:30

Gather 1/2

Bookstore, Coffee, Refreshments

8:30–8:45

Gather 1/2

Announcements

8:45–9:30 Keynote 2

Gather 1/2

You Don’t Say: Good Editing for Bad Words—Robert Hudson

9:45–11:00

Session 6

Gather 1/2

Nerds Love Easter Eggs: Series Editing in Speculative Fiction—Amy Williams

Gather 3

Crazy Spelling: How to Catch What Others Miss—Christy Callahan

11:15–12:30

Session 7

Gather 1/2

Scheduling Your Time for Effective Editing—Ken Walker

Gather 3

Understanding Genres—Karin Beery

12:30–1:15

Gather 1/2

Lunch

1:30–2:45

Session 8

Gather 1/2

A Short Course on Permissions—Robert Hudson

Gather 3

Don’t Become a Digital Dinosaur! Adapting to the Changing Publishing World—James Watkins

3:00–4:15

Session 9

Gather 1/2

Letting Your Creative Juices Flow—Ken Walker

Gather 3

Your Baby Is Ugly: 10 Tips to Effective Communication with Your Author Clients—Amy Williams

4:15–4:30

Gather 1/2

Afternoon Refreshments, Bookstore

4:30–5:45 Session 10

Gather 1/2

Faculty Panel Q&A

5:45–6:00

Gather 1/2

Closing

6:00–6:30

Gather 1/2

Bookstore

Schedule is subject to change.