2015 Program

2015 Program:

Note: While every care is taken in confirming this Program, it is subject to change without notice if circumstances beyond our control dictate. 

Time           Duration             Studio & Workshop/Masterclass/Presenter

Studio 1 – Craft

7:45 am   15 min       Registration & Morning Coffee

8:00 am   35 min       Conference Opening: Indigenous Acknowledgment, Competition Winners

8:35 am   20 min       Success Stories: Georgie Donaghey, Hélène Magisson and Jennifer Loakes

9:00 am   45 min       The First Page ~ What does a first page need to be, or not be, for a publisher to read on? 
                                  This panel provides a unique opportunity to hear Industry Professionals respond to actual first pages pre-   
                                   submitted anonymously by the audience. Panel members respond live to the first pages, commenting on 
                                   strengths, weaknesses, genre, market, commercial potential etc 
                                   (A call will go out for first pages closer to the date.)
                                   

9:50         15 min      Morning Tea

10:10       45 min       Paul Collins - Marketing Your Book
                                       Share in the secrets behind Ford Street Publishing’s successful strategies to help you create your own 
                                  marketing plan.
 

11:00       45 min       Ben Long - Self Publishing Picture Books.
                                  
Self-publishing can seem overwhelming at first. But broken down into a set of smaller more manageable tasks, 
                                  step by step you can do it.

11:50       45 min       Jacqui Honeywood – Social Media And Blogging                                 
                                  Unlock the secrets of how to effectively use social media and blogging to establish a devoted readership.

12:40       45 min      Lunch

13:30       90 min       Morris Gleitzman - Extended Master Class ( Part 1 of 2)
                                  Stories - where they come from, how they work, why we need them. Morris Gleitzman draws on 25 years 
                                  experience writing award-winning and bestselling children’s fiction to explore these and other aspects of the 
                                  story-creation process.

 15:05     15 min       Afternoon Tea

15:25       90 min       Morris Gleitzman - Extended Master Class.( Part 2 of 2)
                                  Stories - where they come from, how they work, why we need them. Morris Gleitzman draws on 25 years                                              
                                  experience writing award-winning and bestselling children’s fiction to explore these and other aspects of the                                   
                                  story-creation process.

16:55       10 Min       Close of Conference. All attend as conference registration number wins a prize.


Studio 2 – Illustration Art Studio

9:00        45 Min    Sarah Davis  - Character Design Extended Master Class (Part 1 of 2)
                              Creating appealing characters, bringing them to life, making them engaging. This is a hands on art class.

9:50        15 min    Morning Tea

10:10    135 min     Sarah Davies  - Character Design Extended Master Class (Part 2 of 2)                          
                               Creating appealing characters, bringing them to life, making them engaging. This is a hands on art class.

12:40      45 min    Lunch

Everyone return to Studio 1 for Morris Gleitzman and Close of Conference

 

Studio 3 – Master Classes

9:00        45 min    Kaz Delaney – Ditch the Control Briefs! Holding Your Story Together Without Pain.
                              Using the 3 Act structure, how to keep up the pace and prevent that sagging middle, the hero's Journey - using Harry Potter as a guide...                              

9:50        15 min    Morning Tea

10:10      45 min     Kaz Delaney – Ditch the Control Briefs! Holding Your Story Together Without Pain.                               
                               Using the 3 Act structure, how to keep up the pace and prevent that sagging middle, the hero
s Journey - using Harry Potter as a guide.

11:00       90 min    Meredith Costain - How to be a Hooker: Creating hooks that keep readers turning pages.
                               * Pre-class ‘homework: Please bring along some examples of opening lines, chapter hooks or page-turners from your own work. These can be from novels, chapter books or picture books.

12:40      45 min    Lunch

Everyone return to Studio 1 for Morris Gleitzman and Close of Conference.

 

Editor/Agent/Industry Professional Appointments: 

Cash: $95.00 or PayPal $97.63 

These happen throughout the day at 15 minute intervals. Please see Editor Appointment page for details.

 Note: These are additional to the cost of Conference if you require one.


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