Friday, November 22

9:00am-10:00am — Registration

10:00am-11:00am — KEYNOTE #1

11:15am-12:15pm — Breakout Session #1

12:30am-1:30pm — LUNCH

1:45pm-2:45pm — Breakout Session #2

3:00pm-4:30pm — KEYNOTE #2: Songwriters in the Round

4:45pm-5:45pm — Networking

6:00pm-7:30pm — DINNER with Speakers

8:30pm — VIP Party (speakers and sponsors only)

Saturday, November 23

9:00am-10:00am — Registration/Networking

10:00am-11:00am — Breakout Session #3

11:15am-12:15pm — Breakout Session #4

12:30pm-1:30pm — LUNCH

1:45pm-2:45pm — Breakout Session #5

3:00pm-4:30pm — KEYNOTE #3

Evening — Optional Add-on Event Downtown

Breakout Sessions

Breakout #1 SESSIONS

FRIDAY 11:15AM-12:15PM

Creating Captivating Storyworlds
Hosted by Nashville Film Festival

Dana Chamblee Carpenter
Jeff Kleinmann
Catherine Zappa

Contracts: The Skinny on Intellectual Property Rights

Margaret Riley King
Rachelle Gardner
Matt Baugher

Packaging Your Art

Kat Petillo

Breakout #2 Sessions

FRIDAY 1:45PM-2:45PM

Poetry in Motion: Writers Using Artful Language

Sandy Coomer
Ciona Rouse

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Which Is Right for Me?

Robin Cutler
Stephanie Beard

Breakout #3 Sessions

SATURDAY 10:00AM-11:00AM

Writing Scenes in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Katie McDougall

Making "Friends" with Social Media

Jenn Hanson-dePaula
Sara Wigal
Steve Troha
Rea Frey

Maximize Your Intellectual Property
(Music, Film, and Books)

Stephanie Beard
Bradley Metrock
Jeff Kleinmann
Vincent H. Peppe

Breakout #4 Sessions

SATURDAY 11:15AM-12:15PM

Compelling Characters

Rea Frey
Jeremy Spillman

Episodic Screenplays

Carey Nelson Burch
KK Fox
Ted Welch

Marketing Your Book

Honorée Corder

Breakout #5 Sessions


Visual Storytelling: Explore Film Techniques of Color, Costume, Casting, Composition, and Creativity

Sharon Wilharm

The Editor/Author Relationship

Rachelle Gardner
Becky Nesbitt
Rea Frey