Program Schedule

Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp
2014 Classes/Activities Schedule
Subject to change as plans progress

Sunday, May 18 to Saturday, May 24, 2014: Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp Work Week

Registrants arrive Sunday afternoon and leave the following Saturday morning.

Note: This is a tentative schedule; open to suggestions, revisions, and requested topics by registrants; final schedule shall be announced in spring 2014.

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

6 a.m. – morning chat for those who get up early
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast

8:30-11:45 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. These elements need to work well and work together to make your novel better. The instructors will provide the professional guidance to steer emerging novelists to approaches that work well and appeal to literary agents, editors, publishers (and their marketing departments), and most of all, to readers.

Noon – Lunch
1 p.m. – Free/Writing Time
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

6 a.m. – morning chat for those who get up early
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast

8:30-11:45 a.m. – Classes

Noon – Lunch
1 p.m. – Guest Speaker
Followed by Panel Discussion on “Today’s Blossoming Publishing Market: Traditional Agent/Publisher, Small Publisher, Self-Publishing, Opportunities on the Internet”
4 p.m. – Critique Groups/One-On-One Sessions

5:30 p.m. – Wisconsin Cookout 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

Thursday

6 a.m. – morning chat for those who get up early
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast

8:30-11:45 a.m. – Classes

Noon – Lunch
1 p.m. – Free/Writing Time
2 p.m. – Pitch Writing Groups
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

6 a.m. – morning chat for those who get up early
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast

8:30-11:45 a.m. – Classes or Pitch Session Rehearsals

Noon – Lunch
1 p.m. – Pitch Sessions with Agent/Editor, Free/Writing Time, One-On-One Sessions

5:30 p.m. – Closing Banquet; Request Comments and Suggestions
6:30 p.m. – Awards Presentations

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
7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. – Wrapping Up & Looking Ahead: Your Novel’s Path to Completion & Publication

10 a.m. – Checkout, Travel

The Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp is sponsored by the Wisconsin Writers Associaton, co-sponsored by the Chicago Writers Association, and receives additional support from our Creative Co-Sponsors.