2018 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
1–5 p.m.
Registration (Colonial Hall Lobby)
4–5 p.m.
Faculty Meeting with Amy Mable and Susan Lower
5–6 p.m.
Dinner (Breen Student Union)
6:15–6:45 p.m.
First-Timers Meeting with Janyce Brawn and Anne Waterman Murphy (Lounge of HAL – Hall of Arts and Letters)
7–8:15 p.m.
Welcome
Keynote (“Isaiah’s Charge to the People”) with Dr. Dennis Hensley
8:30 p.m.
Fellowship Time (Basement of Colonial Hall Apartments)


Thursday, June 21
7:30–8 a.m.
Chapel hosted by Donald Hasselman (Student Union, second floor)
8–9 a.m.
Breakfast (Student Union)
9–9:30 a.m.
Good Morning St. Davids (HAL)
9:30–10:30 a.m.
General Session – Writing as a Ministry – Sproles
Fiction Writers’ Retreat – Everson (pre-registration required)
10:30–10:45 a.m.
Break
10:45–11:45 a.m.
Poetry – Crooker
Social Media – Wilhelm
Fiction Writers’ Retreat – Everson (pre-registration required)
12–1 p.m.
Lunch (Student Union)
1–2:30 p.m.
Creative Nature Walk – Gore
Devotions – Sproles
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Children’s Writers’ Boot Camp – Souders
Fiction Track – Creating Three-Dimensional Characters for Short Stories and Novels – Hensley
Communicating to Change Lives – Watkins
3:30–3:45 p.m.
Break
3:45–4:45 p.m.
Children’s Writers’ Boot Camp – Souders
Fiction Track – 10 Ways to Improve Dialogue in Short Stories and Novels – Hensley
Communicating to Change Lives (cont’d) – Watkins
5–6 p.m.
Dinner (Student Union)
6:30 p.m.
Campfire Social – TBA


Friday, June 22
7:30 a.m.
Chapel hosted by Donald Hasselman (Student Union, second floor)
8–9 a.m.
Breakfast (Student Union)
9–9:30 a.m.
Good Morning St. Davids (HAL)
9:30–10:30 a.m.
General Session – The Confrontation that Causes an Alteration – Hensley
Fiction Writers’ Retreat – Everson (pre-registration required)
10:30–10:45 a.m.
Break
10:45–11:45 a.m.
Poetry – Crooker
Social Media – Wilhelm
Fiction Writers’ Retreat – Everson (pre-registration required)
Self-Publishing Track
12–1 p.m.
Lunch (Student Union)
1–2:30 p.m.
Creative Nature Walk – Gore
Writing Blunders – Sproles
Self-Publishing Track
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Children’s Writers’ Boot Camp – Souders
Fiction Track – Understanding How to Use Literary Devices in Fictional Writing Pt. 1 – Hensley
Communicating to Change Lives (cont’d) – Watkins
Self-Publishing Track
3:30–3:45 p.m.
Break
3:45–4:45 p.m.
Children’s Writers’ Boot Camp – Souders
Fiction Track – Understanding How to Use Literary Devices in Fictional Writing Pt. 2 – Hensley
Communicating to Change Lives (cont’d) – Watkins
Self-Publishing Track
5–6 p.m.
Dinner (Student Union)
6:30 p.m.
“The Great St. Davids Auction” (HAL)


Saturday, June 23
7:30 a.m.
Chapel hosted by Donald Hasselman (Student Union, second floor)
8–9 a.m.
Breakfast (Student Union)
9–9:30 a.m.
Good Morning St. Davids  (HAL)
9:30–10:30 a.m.
General Session – Keeping Your Dreams Alive – Watkins
Fiction Writers’ Retreat – Everson (pre-registration required)
Author Boot Camp (SATURDAY ONLY) – SuzyQ
10:30–10:45 a.m.
Break
10:45–11:45 a.m.
Poetry – Crooker
Social Media – Wilhelm
Fiction Writers’ Retreat – Everson (pre-registration required)
Author Boot Camp (SATURDAY ONLY) – SuzyQ
12–1 p.m.
Lunch (Student Union)
1–2:30 p.m.
St. Davids Christian Writers’ Association Meeting
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Children’s Writers’ Boot Camp – Souders
Fiction Track – Making Your Fictional Settings Vivid – Hensley
Communicating to Change Lives (cont’d) – Watkins
Author Boot Camp (SATURDAY ONLY) – SuzyQ
3:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Break
3:45–4:45 p.m.
Children’s Writers’ Boot Camp – Souders
Fiction Track – 18 Rules for Contemporary Writing – Hensley
Communicating to Change Lives (cont’d) – Watkins
Author Boot Camp (SATURDAY ONLY) – SuzyQ
4:45–6 p.m.
Prepare for banquet
6 p.m.
Banquet and Awards Presentations
Keynote: TBA


Sunday, June 24
8–9 a.m.
Breakfast
9–10:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship
Message
Conferees need to check-out and return their key fobs to the registrar no later than 11 a.m.


Thursday–Saturday 
9:30–11:45 a.m. and 3:30–4:45 p.m.
Agents and editors will be available for 15-minute appointments to discuss potential projects. (Sign-up for times will be available in the conference book store during conference.)