[For informational purposes only, schedule subject to change]

2014 WRW Retreat (Draft)

April 4-6, 2014

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“In the Company of Writers”

 

FRIDAY

11:30-1:30 Pre-retreat booksigning at Turn the Page, Boonsboro, MD

3:00-5:00 Registration

4:00-12:00 Pub is Open

4:30-4:50 Newcomer Orientation

5:00-6:00 Welcome Reception

6:15-8:00 Dinner with Speaker Liliana Hart

8:15-9:15 Free for All with Editors and Agents

9:15-12:00 Karaoke

 

SATURDAY

7:00-9:00 Breakfast

7:30-8:15 Early Bird: Improv

7:30-8:15 Early Bird: Legal

8:30-9:15 Spotlight on Entangled and Sourcebooks

8:30-9:15 Spotlight on Harlequin, Kensington, and St. Martins

9:00-4:00 Editor and Agent Appointments

9:30-10:15 The Synopsis

9:30-11:00 What’s Love Got to Do with It

10:30-11:30 Marketing

11:15-12:00 Secrets to Selling Your Novel: Key Writing Skills that Matter from a Writer’s and Agent’s Perspective

12:00-1:15 Lunch with Awards and Marlene Winners

1:30-2:15 The Future of Indie

1:30-2:15 Reality Check

2:30-3:15 The Future of Indie

2:30-3:15 Speed Racer

3:30-4:15 Q&A with Steve Axelrod and Liliana

3:30-4:15 Discovering Story Magic

4:30-5:15 American Author

4:30-5:15 Discovering Story Magic

5:30-6:00 Cocktails

6:15-8:15 Dinner with Speaker Robin Perini

8:30-10:30 Jeopardy & Moonlight Madness

 

SUNDAY

7:00-10:00 Breakfast

7:30-8:15 Early Bird: Pinterest

7:30-9:00 Early Bird: Yoga

8:30-9:30 7 Golden Hearts to 7 Sales

9:15-10:00 The Writer’s Toolkit

9:45-10:45 Romance Writers and the Stigma of Sexual Shamelessness

10:15-11:00 Queries: Do’s & Don’ts

11:00-11:45 The Final Word with Cathy Maxwell

12:00-12:30 Prize Drawings & Adjournment

1:30-2:30 Post-Retreat Library Event

 

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