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2020 Virtual SCWC Schedule

July 24-25

Friday, 1 - 9 p.m.

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Monday before the conference opens, you will be granted access to the private 2020 Virtual SCWC Facebook group. The entire schedule below will take place within that group. Please let us know if you have any questions.

ALL DAY

Friday, July 24 Lineup:

This is your full schedule for Friday.

1 p.m.

Opening & Welcome Session

Welcome to the SCWC! Meet our speakers, learn all the details, worship together.

2 p.m.

Break & Greet-Up

Introduce yourself to one another, break time.

2:30 p.m.

Workshop #1

Choose from ONE of the following workshops to watch live. (Note: you will be able to access ALL of the workshops after the conference concludes.)

A) Ramona Richards, "How to Work with a Christian Publisher"

B) George Daniels, "Social Media for Writers"

C) Joanne Sloan, "Challenging Yourself as a Writer"

3:30 p.m.

Workshop #2

Choose from ONE of the following workshops. (Note: you will be able to access ALL of the workshops after the conference concludes.)

A) John Phillips, "Sell Your Writing 4 Ways"

B) David Sloan, "Self Publishing"

C) Tessa Hall, "Writing for Young Adults"

4:15 p.m.

Dinner Break

Please take this time to break for dinner and visit the book room.

6 p.m.

Keynote Presentation

"Too Blessed to be a Stressed Writer" with keynote presenter and prolific book author Debora Coty

6:45

Break

Quick break before next session

7 p.m.

Workshop #3

Choose from ONE of the following workshop to watch live. (Note: you will be able to access ALL of the workshops after the conference concludes.)

A) Del Deduit, "Working with a Literary Agent"

B) Jeremiah Toole, "Songwriting 101"

C) Allison Mackey, "How I Pitched and Sold my First Novel"

8 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

You will be able to choose one of the following breakout sessions and participate in a discussion thread about the topic. This is a chance to share with other writers interested in similar topics and discuss questions and concerns.

* Building a Website (facilitator Kristy Ensor)

* Children's Books (Pat Sabiston)

* Devotional Writing (Shirley Crowder)

* Mysteries (Deborah Malone)

* Poetry (Vernet Nettles)

* Screenplays & Scripts (Lara Moore)

* Travel Writing (Doyce Powell)

* Writing for Diverse Audiences (LaDonna McCann)

* Writing Humor (Bill King)

1 p.m.- until...

Virtual Book Room, Virtual Prayer Room, Virtual Break Room

There will be a Virtual book room, prayer room, and break room built into the Facebook group where you can join in and view member books, share prayer requests, and say hello to one another. You can participate in these at any point during the conference.

ALL DAY

Saturday, July 25 Lineup

This is your full schedule for Saturday.

9:30 a.m.

Opener

Information for the day, open with worship.

10 a.m.

Workshop #4

Choose from ONE of the following workshops. (Note: you will be able to access ALLL of the workshops after the conference concludes.)

A) Tasha Scott, "DISCover your Writing Strengths"

B) Hallee Bridgeman, "Writing Squeaky Clean HOT Romance"

C) Terry Wilhite, "Podcasting"

10:45 a.m.

Break

Take a break and visit the book room or prayer room; or break in your own space.

11:30 a.m.

Keynote Presentation 

"Falling in Love withYour Story" with keynote presenter and ESPN reporter Lauren Sisler.

12:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

Please takea break for a quick lunch.

1 p.m.

Workshop #5

Choose from ONE of the following workshops. (Note: you will be able to access ALL of the workshops after the conference concludes.)

A) Stephanie Rodda, "Priorities & Procrastination: Finding Time to Write in your Busy Life"

B) Angela Broyles, "How to Submit a Book Manuscript to a Publisher"

C) Cheryl Wray, "Writing Query Letters for Magazines"

1:45 p.m.

Break

Break to visit the book room or prayer room, or get ready for the next session.

2:00 p.m.

Question & Answer Panel: "Writing and Publishing Today"

Join SCWC coordinator Cheryl Wray, publisher Angela Broyles, and editor Jennifer Rash as they discuss writing and publishing today and field questions from attende

3 p.m.

Awards Ceremony, Door Prizes, and Closing

Winners of the 2020 Southern Christian Writing Awards will be announced and door prizes will be given away. The 2020 SCWC will be closed.

9:30 a.m. - until...

Virtual Book Room, Virtual Prayer Room, Virtual Break Room

There will be a Virtual book room, prayer room, and break room built into the Facebook group where you can join in and view member books, share prayer requests, and say hello to one another. You can participate in these at any point during the conference.

4 p.m. - 8 p.m., and other assigned times

OPTIONAL: One-on-one sessions with agents and publishers

Virtual SCWC attendees who have signed up ahead of time will participate in one-on-one Zoom calls to discuss proposed projects with one of the following: publisher Martine Bates, publisher Mary Claire Branton, publisher Angela Broyles, agent Del Deduit, agent Tessa Hall, publisher Ramona Richards, and publisher Cheryl Wray

These calls will take place primarily between 4 and 8 p.m. after the conclusion of the conference, but some may occur during break times during the conference or in the following week.

 

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