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the Crossroads 2013 Schedule

Hello friends, sorry it took us so long. There was just a lot of awesome to cram into one weekend.

When you’re looking it over, remember how the registration works:

  • Short Story ticket gets you in just the Saturday daylight sessions
  • Pen & Paper gets you into Friday and Saturday’s sessions (and it includes lunch)
  • Storyteller Deluxe gets you in Friday, Saturday and Sunday sessions plus your lunch on Saturday and two after-hours socializing events and the new Crossroads shirt.

DOWNLOAD PDFs: FRIDAY SCHEDULE | SATURDAY SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

 

1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Welcome & Keynote by Delilah Dawson

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Breakout Block 1

Room A – Writing Stories about Ordinary People – Ed Grisamore

Room B – Freelancing – Anabelle Carr

Room C – Never Say No: Building A Portfolio In The Gig Economy – Rhett Thomas

 

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Breakout Block 2

Room A – If Writing Is Easy, You Ain’t Doing It Right – Joe Kovac

Room B – The Writer/Editor Collaboration – Marc Jolley

Room C – Writing Stories That Will Sell – Nathan Edmondson

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Breakout Block 3

Room A – Digital Storytelling – Tim Regan-Porter

Room B – Fiction Writing and Promotion – Shawn Durham

Room C – Literary Agent Q&A – Carrie Howland

 

4:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. – FREE TIME

 

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Author’s Avenue: Readings, Signings, Music & More in Downtown Macon

 

8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Social Hour for Authors & Storyteller Deluxe Ticket Holders

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

 

7:30 a.m. – Registration opens

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Opening remarks

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – An Author Meets Her Agent: A conversation with Cat Scully & Carrie Howland

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 Breakout Block 1

Room A – Revising Your Teenage Voice – Lauren Morrill

Room B – Advice from a Writing Coach – Sarah Domet

Room C – The 7 Questions That Will Revolutionize Your Writing – Lauretta Hannon

Room D – Fiction Panel: Bernice McFadden, Cate Noble and Anthony Grooms

Room E – Poems from the Oblique Lexicon – Judson Mitcham

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Breakout Block 2

Room A – Young Adult Fiction – David Iserson

Room B – Making History Live – Anthony Grooms

Room C – Poetry – Kevin Coval

Room D – The Writing Life Panel : Carrie Howland, Sarah Domet, Emilie Bush and Marc Jolley

Room E – Writing Stories That Sell – Nathan Edmonson

 

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Block 3

Room A – Making the Most Out of Murder and Mayhem – Barry Reese

Room B – How to Build Your Story – Margaret South

Room C – Freelancing Is Out, Entrepreneurship Is in – Kristin Luna

Room D – Young Adult Fiction Panel: David Iserson, AJ Hartley, Jackson Pearce, Kat Zhang and Lauren Morrill

Room E – Fiction Writing Tips – Cate Noble

 

***12:15-2:00 Lunch in Mercer Village with Authors & Guest***

Pen & Paper and Storyteller Deluxe ticket holders get $10 lunch voucher for Mercer Village restaurants

 

2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m. Breakout Block 4

Room A – The Not-So Gentler Sex: How to Write Women. And Sex. – Delilah Dawson

Room B – Literary Agent Q&A – Carrie Howland

Room C – Young Adult Fiction – Jackson Pearce

Room D – Freelance Panel: Kristin Luna, Annabelle Carr, and Leila Regan-Porter

Room E – Writing Poems That Get Published – Kelly Whiddon

 

3:15 p.m. – 4 p.m. Breakout Block 5

Room A- Writing in Multiple Genres – AJ Hartley

Room B – Graphic Novels with Rhett Thomas

Room C – Writer vs. Studio with Adam Torchia

Room D – Journalism & New Media Panel: Erick Erickson, Tim Regan-Porter and Adam Ragusea

Room E – 25 Steps to Being a Traditionally Published Author (Even Lazier Edition) – Delilah Dawson

 

4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m. Breakout Block 6

Room A – Planning the YA Trilogy with Kat Zhang

Room B - Storytelling in the Digital Age – Erick Erickson

Room C – Anatomy of a Book with Emilie Bush

Room D – Screenwriting Panel with David Iserson and Adam Torchia

Room E – Trusting the Voice: the Art of Listening, Writing and Living – Bernice McFadden

 

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Author Book Signing

10 thoughts on “the Crossroads 2013 Schedule”

    1. Lindy Lou, the Storyteller Deluxe ticket holders will have access to some special Sunday roundtable sessions with some of our writers.

    1. Hey Melissa! We’re working on a more thorough description for each of the seminars but I can’t promise to know when they’ll be ready to post. If there are certain ones you want to know more about, just let me know. Thanks! See you at the conference! – Chris

    1. Hey William, by “daylight hours,” we just mean it includes all the sessions of the Saturday portion of the conference but none of the after-hours stuff. So you won’t be able to go to the post-conference party with the writers, but you’ll get to attend all their talks, panels and sessions on Saturday, both before and after lunch. But nothing “after dark,” as it were. Hope that helps! – Chris

  1. I just found out about this conference and am thinking of attending. I’m currently working on my first novel & am in the early stages. What registration option would be most beneficial to me?

  2. I’m looking forward to my first Crossroads Writers Conference. I have directions to Mercer University. Would you provide me with directions on where to go and park once I arrive at the university? Thank you.

    1. Hey Patrick, we’ll get a map up very quickly. Registration and most of the conference will be at Willingham Hall. See you then! – Chris

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