Program Schedule

Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp
2017 Schedule
(tentative)

Sunday, May 7 to Saturday, May 13, 2017

Registrants arrive Sunday afternoon and leave the following Saturday morning.

Note: This schedule is open to revision and requested topics by registrants.

Sunday

Afternoon, check in
5:30 p.m. – Welcome Dinner
6:30 p.m. – Introductions and Pep Talk
7 p.m. – Free/Writing Time
10 p.m. – nightly chat for those who like to stay up late

Monday, Tuesday

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast

8:30-10:30 a.m. – Classes
Classes will go over insights that consider the key elements of your novel in depth: character development, plot and story, setting, and voice and style issues. Instructors will provide professional guidance to steer emerging novelists to approaches that work well and will appeal to literary agents, editors, publishers, and most of all, to readers.

Noon – Lunch
1 p.m. – Individual Writing Time/Writing Clinic
2 p.m. – Critique Groups
4 p.m. – Free Time/One-On-One Sessions

5:30 p.m. – Dinner
7 p.m. – Evening Event/or Sticking Point Solutions
8-10 p.m. – Free/Writing Time
10 p.m. – nightly chat for those who like to stay up late

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast

8:30-10:30 a.m. – Classes

Noon – Lunch
1 p.m. – Discussion – Introduction to Pitching/How to Attract an Agent
2 p.m. – Pitch writing practice
4 p.m. – Critique Groups/One-On-One Sessions

5:30 p.m. – Wisconsin Cookout Dinner
7 p.m. – Guest Speaker
8-10 p.m. – Free/Writing Time
10 p.m. – nightly chat for those who like to stay up late

Thursday

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast

8:30-10:30 a.m. – Classes

Noon – Lunch
1 p.m. – Guest Speaker
Followed by Panel Discussion on “Today’s Publishing Market: Traditional Agent/Publisher, Small Indie Publisher, Hybrid Models, Self-Publishing, and Other Web-based Opportunities”

4 p.m. – Pitch writing practice, if time permits
5:30 p.m. – Dinner
7 p.m. – Open Mic
8-10 p.m. – Free/Writing Time
10 p.m. – nightly chat for those who like to stay up late

Friday

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast

8:30-10:30 a.m. – Classes

Noon – Lunch
1 p.m. – Advice on queries, pitching techniques & and best practices for winning over agents & editors, followed by Pitch Sessions
with literary agents

5:30 p.m. – Closing Banquet; Request Comments and Suggestions
6:30 p.m. – Wrapping up the Week; Final Discussions

8-10 p.m. – Free/Writing Time
10 p.m. – nightly chat for those who like to stay up late

Saturday

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. – Wrapping Up & Looking Ahead

10 a.m. – Checkout, Travel