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The following schedule is subject to change.

8:30 a.m.

Gathering at the Frankfort Country Club

Check in at the registration desk, set up your table in the conference bookstore, grab a cup of coffee, and chat with your fellow writers.

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and General Session #1

Emcee Ginny Smith will welcome all attendees to BWC's second Conference of Writers.

"Make Your Author emPact: Sell More Books, Increase Your Reach & Achieve Your Why" by Stephanie Feger

There are countless ways to share a message, but you have chosen a book as the tool to share yours for a reason. Do you know your why? And better question, did you know that having clarity on your why will direct how you should spend your energy, time and resources marketing it? Stephanie Feger, chief strategist of the emPower PR Group, will identify the secret sauce to market a book. Whether you have written your book, aspire to write a book, or have a business that a book could support, Stephanie will help you tuning out the noise of marketing options that make you feel like you are running on a hamster wheel with no true end in sight and become laser focused on the emPactful marketing strategies that will help you achieve your why!

Stephanie Feger is offering complementary 15-minute strategy chats with authors who are attending the Conference of Writers. Schedule your 15 minutes using this link. During your timeslot, Stephanie will offer you personalized marketing recommendations and/or answer any questions you may have.

10:00 a.m.

General Session #2

Frank X Walker will address conference attendees

Please note that this session will not be recorded.

11:00 a.m

Break - Bookstore Open 

Browse the conference bookstore for books by our presenters and other conference attendees. Then find a quiet corner and write something!

11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session #1

"Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy" - presented by Stephen Zimmer

Breakout Session #2

"Creating, Maintaining, and Sustaining a Series" - Learn from veteran children's author Debbie Dadey her five steps to build a world worthy of a series. Debbie has 14 series under her belt with sales of over 45 million. Please note that this session will not be recorded.

12:30 p.m.


Lunch will be served in the main conference room and is included in the conference fee

1:30 p.m.

Breakout Session #3

"Breaking Writers Block" - presented by Stephen M. Vest

Breakout Session #4

"Writing Poetry" - presented by Richard Taylor

2:30 p.m.

Break - Bookstore Open

Snacks will be served. Grab a cookie and shop in the conference bookstore!

2:45 p.m.

General Session #3 - A Panel of Professionals

Back by popular demand - A panel of local professionals will answer  your questions about various aspects of the publishing business. This years participants (so far) will be Stephanie Feger, Chris Helvey, Chanda Veno, Shannon McRoberts, Debra IsonRichard Taylorand Stephen Zimmer

4:00 p.m.

End of Conference

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