WIFYR 2015

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Thanks for using the WIFYR Conference web-app. This app has been tuned specifically for the iPhone/iPod-Touch, but you may find it works with other smart phones.

The Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Conference (WIFYR) is the only Utah conference to feature five day small-group workshops with hands-on instruction and critique. WIFYR is dedicated to helping beginners to professionals hone their craft. In addition to the five day morning workshops, WIFYR also offers la carte mini workshops. Included with morning registration or as an additional option are the many afternoon lectures presented by a variety of professional faculty, agents and editors.

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Conference Venue: The Waterford School

The Waterford School
Performing Arts Building
1700 East 9550 Souht #800
Sandy, UT 84093

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

9400 South is accessible from 1300 East, if coming from the north or south; 2000 East/Highland Drive if coming from the north; and 9000 South (which curves into 9400 South) if coming from 1-15 from the west.

To reach Waterford's Performing Arts Building, #800:

1. Travel along 9400 South (heading either west or east) toward 1700 East.

2. Turn south onto 1700 East.

3. Take the second right (west) at 9545 South; you will see a sign that says Speed Limit 10 and another that says Concert Hall | Administration | Maintenance.

4. Pull into the Event Parking (a gravel parking area) on your right.

5. The Performing Arts Building, #800 is the south-most building on the campus; enter through the east doors.

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2015 Writers and Illustrators for Young Readers

June 15-20, 2015

The Waterford School
Performing Arts Building
1700 East 9550 Souht #800
Sandy, UT 84093

CHECK-IN INSTRUCTIONS

Check-in for full-day conference attendees is between 7:30-8:30 am on Monday, June 15, at the east entrance of the Performing Arts building (#800). Photo ID is required. You will receive a name badge, notebook, and pen at the door. The name tag is required for admittance to all morning and afternoon sessions. As part of the conference's continuing initiative to go green, please note that this welcome packet will not be available at the door for attendees. You are instead encouraged to download this packet to a mobile device. Following registration on Monday, all attendees will participate in orientation before heading to their workshop.

For half-day (afternoon only) conference registrants, check-in is between 1:00-2:00 pm Monday, June 15, at the same location listed above. Please bring a photo ID. Your registration packet will include a name badge, which will be required to attend all afternoon sessions.

Participants attending the mini workshops should check-in on the day of their first mini workshop. Those registered for the mini workshop on Monday morning will check-in between 7:30-8:30 am. If your first mini workshop is on any other day, please arrive that day for check-in between 8:00-8:20 am. Check-in will occur in the same location as is listed above. Photo ID is required. The mini workshops begin prompty at 8:30 am, so please arrive on time to check-in. If you are attending more than one mini workshop, check-in is only required on the day of your first workshop. On all other days, just go straight to your class at 8:30.


Morning Workshops:

Kathi Appelt: Picture Book Class

Julie Berry: Novel Workshop

Natalie Whipple: Novel Workshop

Carol Lynch Williams: Advanced Novel Class

A E Cannon: Trouble Shooting Class for All Genres

Dave Farland: Boot Camp

Jennifer Adams: Full Novel Class


Mini Workshops:

Monday -- Guy Francis: Illustration Class

Tuesday -- Emily Wing Smith: Title Your Life: Writing Memoir for Young Readers

Wednesday -- Sarah M. Eden: Writing Romance in a YA Novel

Thursday -- Matt Kirby: Writing the Mystery Novel

Friday -- Cheri Pray Earl: Writing the Series


Special Guests:

Jennifer Nielsen: Keynote Speaker

Heather Flaherty: Literary Agent at The Bent Agency

Holly West: Associate Editor at Feiwel and Friends

Michelle Branson: Contract Administrator and an editor at Gibbs Smith, Publisher in Layton, Utah

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Kathi Appelt

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Picture Book

In this intensive workshop, we'll explore the essential elements that go into great picture book writing. Topics that we'll cover will include, but are not limited to, visual storytelling, character motivation, page turns, storyboards, plotting, action, prose style, etc. We'll examine each other's manuscripts in a constructive fashion so that we can find the true heart of our stories and leave with plenty of ideas for revision and new stories.

Class size: 14



A E Cannon

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Trouble Shooting Class for All Genres

So you've been humming along on your book--yay, you!--when suddenly you hit a wall. What do you do next? Turn off the computer and . . .

Binge-watch Brooklyn 99?

Eat a Crown Burger and thank your lucky stars that someone invented pastrami?

Do a load of laundry? Or two? Or twenty?

If you picked any of these answers--or came up with one of your own--you're not alone. All of us who write have had the experience of feeling stuck. And if you're in that place, consider signing up for WIFYR's trouble-shooting class--a week-long workshop that helps you generate ways to address your manuscript's problem.

Students will be asked to do the following things before the conference begins:

*Provide class members and instructor (me) with a synopsis of the novel--what it's about and where it's going.

*Provide class members and instructor (me again!) with the first 15-20 pages of the manuscripts.

*Provide (see above) a self-diagnosis--a quick statement of what you're struggling with. For example, you may be having a hard time moving the story forward. Or you feel like your dialogue is wooden. Or your characters are boring. You get the idea.

* Provide up to fifteen pages of a section in the manuscript where we see this problem highlighted.

Additionally, students must be willing to revise (and by "revise" I mean "rewrite") a portion of one another's trouble spots in an effort to help us all think outside of our manuscripts' boxes.

Students must also be willing to read a number of YA novels (list to follow) that successfully deal with the issues raised by class members.

And, finally, students must be willing to ply me with cold cans of Dr. Pepper. Cans. Not bottles. Also. Cold.

Class size: 14



Julie Berry

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Novel Workshop

Like your fearless leader, Carol Lynch Williams, I'm a graduate of the Vermont College of the Fine Arts MFA program in writing for children and young adults. My writing career got its start in the laboratory of supportive peer workshops and mentored discussions. I look forward to facilitating a workshop with my group at WIFYR so that we can all grow together. We'll focus on how the art of constructive critique makes us better editors and revisers of our own work. Each participant will have their pieces workshopped by their peers. We'll begin each session with writing exercises, then delve into workshopping, and end with discussions on craft topics, using an assigned touchstone title as a launching point.

This class will challenge you intellectually and personally, but we will be, first and foremost, an encouraging group. We need to be our own most rigorous critics, but we need even more to encourage and celebrate our efforts and our potential -- and the joy we find in reading and writing wonderful stories. Good writers must learn to be generous, candid, and specific in dispensing both critique and praise, but I believe it's encouragement, more than anything else, that calls forth our best abilities. We'll work together to expand each other's belief in our own capacity, then rise to the measure of that belief. Best of all, we'll do a lot of giggling. Snorting and cackling are also permitted.

Class size: 14



Natalie Whipple

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Novel Workshop

Great fiction is all about the lens you bring to a story and how you choose to crop and manipulate what's on the page. Utilizing my art background, I will teach my students how to compose a novel on every level, from creating a solid world to painting vivid characters to choosing the details that will give your story nuance and flair. Each student will submit 30 pages of their finished novel for critique by the class, and through detailed critique of your work I plan to give you every tool you need to make your novel a masterpiece.

And after I've taught about crafting your book, I will give you all the knowledge I have about how to sell your art. It's a difficult business, both emotionally and financially, and as a hybrid author I can give you an honest look at the many paths now in publishing. Never have artists had so many choices, and I'd love to help you decide what direction is right for you.

Class size: 14



Carol L. W.

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Advanced Novel Workshop

Advanced Class is the shot we all need to get our writing that much closer to publication. During our 20 hours together we'll learn about novel structure, character development and punching up your writing with emotion. We'll talk about sense of place, moving your story forward, and just how far you should push your characters. Each attendee will submit 20 pages of his or her writing, in advance so we can start Monday morning ready to go. We'll work on making your story the best it can be. We'll laugh together, learn together and probably have some yummy snacks.

Class size: 14



Dave Farland

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Boot Camp

I'm excited to be teaching at WIFYR this year--and especially to be reading the works of the students involved. It was at workshops like this that I first discovered #1 New York Times Bestsellers Brandon Mull, Jessica Day George, Brandon Sanderson, and Stephenie Meyer. Now, I'm hoping to help mentor someone else of that caliber. Hopefully it's you!

Class size: 10



Jennifer A.

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Full Novel Workshop

In this middle-grade and YA novel writing class, we will discuss what makes a good novel, including structure, plot, characterization, motivation, world building, dialogue, and strong writing. We'll discuss the importance of drafts and rewriting, how to overcome whatever is holding you back from getting words on the paper, and skills for managing a writing life. We'll also focus extensively on editing (yourself and others) and how to work with an editor once your novel is accepted for publication. Please bring an outline of the project you are working on and ten pages to workshop in class. Be prepared to discuss your writing, offer critiques, and to talk about your favorite novels.
Class size: 6



J. Scott Savage

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Writer's Boot Camp

No offense to the other classes at WIFYR, but this is the Special Forces of writing instruction. You'll come in a hungry writer and leave a lean, mean, novel machine. Think you have what it takes? Submit fifty pages and why you think you're ready to become a green beret of writing. (As a side benefit, you'll have the experience of doing a "Savage Edit.")

During the conference, attendees of this class will have the opportunity to pitch a book, one-on-one, to an editor or agent.

PREREQUISITES: The Writer's Boot Camp is typically reserved for those who have attended an Advanced Class at WIFYR. This (typically) adds up to attending WIFYR three times and then attending a fourth for the Advanced Class. Equivalent education can be substituted. Please email staff@wifyr.com with your qualitifications and if you haven't attended an advanced class at wifyr, a 5 page sample of your writing.


BIO: J. Scott Savage has been reading and writing for as long as he can remember. (He regularly cut school to go to the library.) But it wasn't until he published his first book just over ten years ago that he realized it was something he wanted to do full time. He has since published eleven novels including the FARWORLD FANTASY series by Shadow Mountain, the CASE FILE 13 middle grade series by Harper Collins, and DARK MEMORIES, the first horror novel published by a mainstream LDS publisher. Scott has presented at more than 500 schools, taught numerous writing classes, and presented at many writing conferences.

Writing Tip: Always give yourself permission to make mistakes. If you aren't afraid of failure in your WIP, you aren't trying hard enough.

Lisa Mangum

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Full Novel Class

"I Finished Writing My Book--Now What?" For this class, we will spend all week together editing and polishing each person's full novel. We will discuss structure, examine character arcs and motivation, strengthen plot and sub-plot threads, and identify areas for improvement. This class will contain a high volume of reading material, and students must be prepared to provide helpful feedback notes regarding each novel.

During the conference, attendees of this class will have the opportunity to pitch a book, one-on-one, to an editor or agent.


BIO: Lisa Mangum has loved and worked with books ever since elementary school, when she volunteered at the school library during recess. Her first paying job was shelving books at the Sandy Library. She worked for five years at Waldenbooks while she attended the University of Utah, graduating with honors with a degree in English. An avid reader of all genres, she has worked in the publishing department for Deseret Book since 1997. Besides books, Lisa loves movies, spending time with her family, trips to Disneyland, and vanilla ice cream topped with fresh raspberries. She lives in Taylorsville, Utah, with her husband, Tracy. She is the author of four award-winning books: THE HOURGLASS DOOR trilogy and AFTER HELLO.

Best MG/YA book I read last year: ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell

Best writing hint: Give yourself permission to write something stupid. I'm sometimes paralyzed by the pressure of perfection, when in reality all I need to do to get past that block is to write something stupid, knowing I can throw it away tomorrow. It's liberating to know that my words don't have to be perfect the first time around.

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Writer's Boot Camp - Carol Lynch Williams

For writers who want a bit more private instruction on their writing (10 attendees). It includes:

* Smaller class size (10 attendees)
* Synopses and/or cover letters discussed
* More individualized attention
* Special guest visits
* Marketing instruction
* 10-minute pitch session with an editor or agent

Bio: Carol Lynch Williams is the author of more than 25 books for kids and teen readers. She runs Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers (in it's 14th year), has an MFA in Writing for Children and Adolescents from Vermont College and writes on an active blog with fellow writers Ann Dee Ellis and Kyra Leigh Williams (www.throwingupwords.wordpress.com). Her most recent books include THE CHOSEN ONE, GLIMPSE, MILES FROM ORDINARY, WAITING. THE HAVEN is forthcoming. She teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University and has garnered several writing related awards. She is proudest of her five daughters who are Carol's best creative effort, ever.

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Guy Francis

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Illustration Class

This workshop will cover everything you need to know about illustrating picture books from design basics to advanced tips and techniques. We will cover the best ways tell and layout a story through thumbnails, roughs, sketches and final artwork and will learn how to take your story from an idea to a dummy book and to publication. Whatever your skill level this will be a fun hands-on experience where you can get the tools and answers you need to take your own book ideas one step closer to becoming a reality. Class size: 20

Emily Wing S.

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Title Your Life: Writing Memoir for Young Readers

We'll do more than title our lives in this class. The world of memoir is gaining popularity--for all ages. Our class will concentrate on how to best tell our own stories, and how to be creative while telling the truth. Class size: 20

Sarah M. Eden

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Writing Romance in a YA Novel

Class Description: No matter what genre you write, there's a good chance your plot contains some type of romance. Every well-crafted romantic plot line is built on three essential elements, without which the love story falls flat. There is a science to the art of crafting a compelling, emotionally charged, and satisfying romance that hits these three crucial notes.


This class covers:

* the three essential elements of romance
* the crucial moments that cannot be skipped over or left out of any romantic plot line
* how these elements influence and shape the larger plot arc
* the characteristics needed to craft a romance your YA readers will fall in love with

This hands-on, interactive workshop offers attendees the opportunity to practice the concepts taught so they will leave fully equipped to apply what they've learned in their own writing. Class size: 20



Matt Kirby

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Writing the Mystery Novel

Whodunit is the Least Interesting Question: In this presentation, Matt will talk about writing in the Mystery genre, drawing from what he learned writing Icefall, which won the Edgar Award (given by the Mystery Writers of America). Mysteries are about more than clues, suspects, and a detective who sorts them all out. Rather, mysteries speak to our deep need for order and meaning. Unlike the game, the questions of who, and where, and with what weapon are not nearly as interesting as why. Matt will provide attendees with some concrete strategies for taking their mysteries to the next level, and help those writing in other genres to add a little mystery to their stories. Class size: 20

Cheri Pray Earl

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Writing the Series

Writing the Series:

The objective of the series workshop, besides to have fun and laugh a lot, is to learn how to write a series for children. The End. Writing a series is different in several ways from writing a single novel, so we'll spend the four hours learning those differences. But we'll also learn how to write well--which is why we'll start our class online a month before the conference begins. Yes, this workshop is for over achievers (you know who you are). Below is a short list of my expectations for the class and for you.

1. The month before the conference begins you'll work on assignments that I post for you on our class blog. One assignment will be to finish your first chapter and post it for all class members to read and comment on. FYI: Our blog is private, meaning it is restricted to our class members only.

2. On the day of the class, you'll bring hard copies (one for everyone in the class) of (1) your series arc and the arc for your first book in the series (you'll draw these on the wipe board as well); (2) the plot summary for your series and for the first book in the series; (3) a list of current, published children's series that work and a brief explanation of why you think they work. You'll need to read read read . . .

3. During class, we'll discuss The Secrets of writing a series, how to plot character-driven stories (my favorite), and learn More Secrets of writing well. We'll also workshop your arcs and plot summaries and revisit your first chapters. *I may also ask you to bring copies of a few pages from your revised first chapter. TBA.

Bring a laptop or tablet so you can see assignments on the blog and write STUFF in class.

Class size: 20



Jennifer N.

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Jennifer Nielsen
Keynote Speaker

New York Times Bestselling author, Jennifer Nielsen, was born and raised in northern Utah, where she still lives today with her husband, three children, and a dog that won't play fetch. She is the author of The Ascendance trilogy, beginning with THE FALSE PRINCE; the MARK OF THE THIEF series, and the forthcoming A NIGHT DIVIDED. She loves chocolate, old books, and lazy days in the mountains.

Heather F.

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Heather Flaherty
Literary Agent at The Bent Agency

I grew up in Massachusetts, between Boston and the Cape, and started working in New York City as a playwright during college. This pushed me towards English as a focus, and after a lot of country-hopping in my early twenties, I wound up finally beginning my publishing career in editorial, specifically at Random House in the UK. That's also where I became a YA and Children's Literary Scout, which finally landed me back in NYC, consulting with foreign publishers and Hollywood regarding what the next big book will be. Now as an Agent, I'm thrilled to turn my focus on growing authors for that same success.

Currently I'm looking for YA fiction across-the-board, though my heart does sway towards issue-related YA with humor and heart -- not depressing, or mopey. I also love love love hard, punchy, contemporary YA that's got no hesitations when it comes to crazy. I'm also always up for seeing contemporary stories with Sci-Fi or Fantasy elements, as well as a clever respin of an old or classic tale. And then, lastly, really good horror and ghost stories… not gory-for-gory's sake or overly disgusting, but cringing, dark, bloody twisted, and even lovely. That said, the one thing I love above all else in a YA novel, regardless of sub-genre, is a strong and specific character voice. A real person, not another "everygirl."

As for the Middle-Grade I'm looking for, I want it stark, honest, and even dark; either contemporary or period, as long as it's accessible. Coming-of-age stories, dealing-with-difficulty stories, witness stories (adult issues seen through the child's p.o.v kinda thing), anything that makes you want to hold the narrator's hand… for your own comfort, as well as their's. I am also ok with these stories having slight magical or fantasy elements as well -- as long as they're subtle.

On the non-fiction side, I'm looking for strong teen memoirs about overcoming crushing situations.



Holly West

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Holly West
Associate Editor at Feiwel and Friends

Holly West grew up in Southern Kentucky as "that girl who reads a lot" but soon escaped to NYC where she was lucky enough to land her dream job of working in publishing. She started out in the publicity department of St. Martin's Press, but then decided that children's books would be much more fun. She now works directly under Jean Feiwel as an Associate Editor at Feiwel and Friends where she works on everything from picture books to YA with authors like Emmy Laybourne, Meg Cabot, Kelly McCullough, Mo O'Hara and Jessica Shyba. She is also the editor for Macmillan's crowd-sourced YA Romance imprint Swoon Reads, where she works with authors Sandy Hall, Jenny Elliott, Katie Van Ark, Temple West, Kim Karalius, and Karole Cozzo, among others.

Michelle B.

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Michelle Branson
Contract Administrator and an editor at Gibbs Smith, Publisher in Layton, Utah

Michelle is the Contract Administrator and an editor at Gibbs Smith, Publisher in Layton, Utah. She has been at her job, wearing dual hats, since 2006. Prior to then, she had various and sundry jobs such as working for the Associated Press, teaching world civilizations to college freshman, and being a mom and wife to a military family.

She has a BA in history with minors in English and dance from Southern Methodist University and a MA in Russian History from the University of Hawaii. Michelle is a Texas native who was transplanted to Utah by the U.S. Navy in 2003, after seventeen years of moving between California and Hawaii with her husband's military career. Besides her husband, she has three daughters, three dogs, and a bird. She is also the author of Texas Doodles.

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Agent with A+B Works

Amy Jameson is a literary agent and partner with her husband in their creative services agency, A+B Works. She got her start in the publishing world at Janklow & Nesbit Associates in New York, where she had the privilege of working with authors such as Michael Crichton, Tom Wolfe, President Jimmy Carter, Gore Vidal and many others. A life-long love of children's literature led to her current role representing writers of young adult and middle grade books, including Shannon Hale's Books of Bayern series and and Newbery Honor winning PRINCESS ACADEMY, and NYT bestselling author Jessica Day George. Amy enjoys playing with her kids, gardening, singing and reading really great books. Please visit www.aplusbworks.com for more information.

Writing hint: Every great writer needs good readers. Find generous readers who you can trust, who get what you're trying to do and who can help you see your manuscript with new eyes. And then revise, revise, revise.

Books I read and loved this year: WONDER by R.J. Palacio, CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth E. Wein, WITH A NAME LIKE LOVE by Tess Hilmo

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Mon 7:15am

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Registration
7:30am - 8:30am

Register for morning classes and pick up your conference ID badge.

Mon 8:30am

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Opening Orientation
8:30am - 9am

Please meet in the Auditorium for opening remarks and conference orientation.

Mon 9am

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Morning Workshops
9am - 12:30am

Hands-on workshops held in individual classrooms.

Mon 1pm

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Registration for Afternoons
1pm - 2pm

Register for afternoon classes and pick up your conference ID badge.

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Monday Feature Session
2pm - 3:00pm

Michelle Branson

Contract Administrator and an editor at Gibbs Smith, Publisher in Layton, Utah

Auditorium

Mon 3:10pm

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Monday 3:10pm Session
3:10pm - 4:00pm

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Julie Olsen - Room 801

Designing a Picture Book, Through Words and Art
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David Farland - Room 802

Four Keys to Reaching a Huge Audience
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Ilima Todd - Room 806

Writing the Unputdownable Story
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Panel (Nonficion) - Room 808

Michelle Bronson, Amy White, Ann Cannon
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Mon 4:10pm

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Monday 4:10pm Session
4:10pm - 5:00pm

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Jess Smart Smiley - Room 801

Drawing Words & Writing Pictures: Storytelling for Young Readers
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Carol Lynch Williams - Room 802

45 Minute Novel
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Amy Finnegan - Room 806

Creating Believable, Likeable (or Despicable) YA or MG Characters
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Jennifer Adams - Room 808


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Mon 8:30am

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Morning Workshops
8:30am - 12:30am

Hands-on workshops held in individual classrooms.

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Tuesday Feature Session
2pm - 3:00pm

Heather Flaherty

Literary Agent at The Bent Agency

Auditorium

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Tuesday 3:10pm Session
3:10pm - 4:00pm

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Julie Berry - Room 801

Write Faster, Draw More, Love Deeply
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Sharlee Glenn - Room 802

The Nuts and Bolts of Writing Picture Books
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Bobbie Pyron - Room 806

Tools for Publishing That Diamond in the Rough
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Panel - Room 808

Heather Flaherty, Carol Lynch Williams, Jennifer Adams
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Tuesday 4:10pm Session
4:10pm - 5:00pm

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David Powers King - Room 801

The Psychology of Heroes, Villians, and Everyone Else
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Peggy Eddleman - Room 802

Getting Inside the Head of a Middle Grade Kid
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Manelle Oliphant - Room 806

Quick and Easy Websites
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Becky Hall - Room 808

Capturing Creativity in the Common Core
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Morning Workshops
8:30am - 12:30am

Hands-on workshops held in individual classrooms.

Wed 2pm

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Wednesday Feature Session
2pm - 3:00pm

Holly West

Associate Editor at Feiwel and Friends

Auditorium

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Wednesday 3:10pm Session
3:10pm - 4:00pm

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Sara Larson - Room 801

Kicking Butt & Kissing Boys: Strong Female Characters without Losing Femininity
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Annette Lyon - Room 802

Show Not Tell: What That Really Means
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Jake Parker - Room 806

Dear Author: What Illustrators Wish You Knew
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Panel - Room 808

Julie Berry, Natalie Whipple, Holly West
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Wednesday 4:10pm Session
4:10pm - 6pm

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Alison Randall - Room 801

Short Stuff: How and Why to Write It
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Ann Cannon - Room 802

Dealing with Discouragement
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Valynne Maetani - Room 806

Writing Racially & Culturally Diverse Characters
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Kathi Appelt - Room 808

Characters Matters
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Mon 8:30am

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Morning Workshops
8:30am - 12:30am

Hands-on workshops held in individual classrooms.

Thu 2pm

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Thursday Feature Session
2pm - 3:00pm

Patricia Castelli

Auditorium

Thu 3:10pm

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Thursday 3:10pm Session
3:10pm - 4:10pm

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Courtney Alameda - Room 801

What to Expect When You're Expecting... a Book!
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Jennifer White - Room 802

Survival Strategies for the Best Beginnings
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Heather Moore - Room 806

Self Editing and Getting Ready to Submit
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Panel - Room 808

David Farland, Kathi Appelt
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Thu 4:10pm

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Thursday 4:10pm Session
4:10pm - 5:00pm

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Matthew Kirby - Room 801

Whodunit Is the Least Interesting Question
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J. Scott Savage - Room 802

Tools for Getting the Pacing Right
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Natalie Whipple - Room 806

How to Tackle Large Scale Revisions
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Kristyn Crow - Room 808

How Do I Sell a Picture Book Manuscript?
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Mon 8:30am

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Morning Workshops
8:30am - 12:30am

Hands-on workshops held in individual classrooms.

Fri 2pm

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Friday Feature Session
2pm - 3:00pm

Heather Flaherty & Holly West

Cold, Hard Queries

Auditorium

Fri 3:10pm

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Friday 3:10pm Session
3:10pm - 4:15pm

Meet in the Auditorium
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Outstanding Mentor & Fellowship Awards
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Keynote Speaker - Jennifer Nielson

"The Sky Isn't the Limit"
[Charting Your Course, Making the Journey, and What Happens Next]

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Fri 4:10pm

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Friday 4:10pm Session
4:10pm - 6:00pm

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Book Signing
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WIFYR Party:
Fun, Food, & Giveaways
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