Thursday, June 7th



2:30-3:00-Mary Portzen, welcome.

3:00-3:50-Susie Finkbeiner, “Your Story Matters”

4:00-5:00- Mary Portzen, “Breaking into Publication with Shorts”

5:00- evening meal

5:45-7:00-Lights for the Path, tables set up (with a guide) for discussions related to the various genres of writing 

Friday, June 8th 

Check-in for attendees at Fellowship Hall 7:30-8:30, continental breakfast

8:30-9:20- Mary Portzen, “When God Guides Your Writing”

9:20-10:10 - Susie Finkbeiner, “Common Mistakes Writers Make”

10:10-20 Break

10:20-Noon David LaBelle, "Finding God in the Ordinary with Writing and Photography" (bring phone or camera)

12:15-1:15 Lunch

12:45-1:10 (paid 20-minute consultations)

1:10-1:30 Golf cart available to/from Retreat Center

1:30-2:20 Susie Finkbeiner, “Writing Dialogue” (Fellowship Hall)

              Robyn Mulder, “In the Dark About Editing” (retreat center)             

2:20-2:30 Golf cart available to/from Retreat Center

2:30-3:20 Ryan Howard TBD (Fellowship Hall)

              Sheri Shonk, “You’ve Written a Book: Now What?” (retreat center)           3:20-3:30 Golf cart available to/from the retreat center

3:30-4:45 Amylee Weeks, “faith story” and ekphrastic writing workshop with attendees (writing inspired by a piece of art) 

4:45-5:00 Mary Portzen announcements

5:00-5:40 consultations (2 per speaker)

6:00 picnic supper

7:00-8:30 Optional Open Sharing Time in Retreat Center living room

Saturday, June 9th

8:00-9:00 - Gather inside the Fellowship Hall with continental breakfast

9:00-9:15- Mary Portzen, opening devotion, announcements.

9:15-10:05- Susie Finkbeiner, “Research for Writers”

10:10-11:00- Jocelyn Green, “Appetite and Ambition: When Will We Be Satisfied?”

11:00-noon Guided Panel Discussion on Marketing and Promotion (not just for books, but as writers…how do we promote ourselves)

Noon-1:00 - Lunch

12:30-1:00- unpaid private consultations (Two 15-minutes per speaker)

1:00-2:00- Jocelyn Green, "Devotions That Make a Difference"

2:00-2:10- BREAK

2:10-3:00- Susie Finkbeiner “When You Feel Like Giving Up”

3:00-3:30- Mary Portzen, Closing. Time for your final questions and making your final purchases from the authors.