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Programme Outline for 2019 RWNZ conference (@19May2019)

Note: This programme and times are DRAFT and may be subject to further changes.

  

THURSDAY 22 August 2019

Description
Description
Title
Speaker
5.30pm – 7.00pmREGISTRATION
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Plenary
Free 2-hour workshop for 3-day attendeesThink Like A CEO, Earn Like A CEOMelissa Storm

 

FRIDAY 23 August 2019

Description
Title
Speaker
8.00am – 8.50amREGISTRATION
8.55amWelcome & IntroductionMC
9.00am

Plenary

Beginnings: It Takes More than Once Upon a Time…

(Starting the Journey by Hooking the Reader) 

Sophie Jordan
10.30amBREAK
11.00am

Plenary

Unforgettable Heroines

(Making the Journey Unforgettable)

Sophie Jordan
1.00pmBREAK
2.00pm

Plenary

The Dreaded DNF

(Finishing the Journey by Keeping the Reader)

Sophie Jordan
3.00pmBREAK
3.30pm

Keynote

 

Confessions of a Romance WriterSophie Jordan
5.00pmCLOSE
7.00pmCocktail Party, Official Welcome & Conference Opening

SATURDAY 24 August 2019

Description
Title
Speaker
7.30am – 8.45amREGISTRATION
7.45am – 8.45amCOLD READS (Nalini, May, Jo)
8.55amWelcome & IntroductionMC
9.00am

Keynote

 

Love is Hard, and So Is Writing: Accidents, Silver Linings, and ReinventionsLaura Kaye
10.00am

Plenary

Publishing House Spotlight – St Martin’s PressMonique Patterson
10.30amBREAK
11.00am

Breakout Workshops 1

Charmaine Ross:

Book Cover Design Secrets that Sell

 

Amy Andrews: Laughing Them into Bed

 

Jackie Ashendon: Tension is the Thing
12.00pm

Breakout Workshops 2

Sophie Jordan: Historical RomanceNatalie Anderson & Soraya Lane:

So You Got Published? Now Stay Published

Iola Goulton:

Ten Top Tips to Improve your Manuscript

1.00pmBREAK
2.00pm

Breakout Workshops 3

Bronwyn Sell:

Publicity: Interviews for Introverts

Melissa Storm:

Relaunch & Reinvigorate Your Backlist

Laura Kaye:

Writing stories at every length: Tips for single-title novels, category novels and novellas

3.00pmBREAK
3.30pm

Plenary

Publishing House SpotlightHarlequin
4.00pm

Plenary/Workshop

Digital & Audio Trends
Draft2Digital
Nicola Caws:

Editorial process

4.40pmRWNZ Annual General Meeting (AGM)RWNZ Executive
5.00pmCLOSE
7.00pmConference Dinner and RWNZ Awards Presentations

 

 

SUNDAY 25 August 2019

Description
Title
Speaker
7.45am – 8.45amCOLD READS (Monique, Nicola)
8.55amWelcome & IntroductionMC
9.00am

Keynote

From Assistant to USA Today Bestselling AuthorMelissa Storm
10.00am

Plenary

Publishing House Spotlight – Harper Collins (Avon)May Chen
10.30amBREAK
11.00am

Breakout Workshops 4

Laura Kaye:

Social Media Mistakes You Might be Making

Zana Bell:

The Joy of Writing – Going with the Flow

Michelle Somers: Characterisation Through Narration
12.00am

Breakout Workshops 5

Mel Storm:

Going Deep with Data to Up Your Marketing Game

Nalini Akolekar, with Bronwyn Sell, Janet Elizabeth Henderson and Barbara DeLeo:

Do I need an Agent?

Amy Andrews:

Let’s Talk Dialogue

1.00 pmLUNCH & TRADESHOW
2.30pm

Plenary

Create Page Turning ConflictLaura Kaye
4.00pmBREAK
4.15pm

Plenary

Guest Speaker PanelInternational Speakers
4.45pm2020 conference & closeMC et al
5.00pmCLOSE

 

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