2011 Faith and Fiction Retreat Information
June 23-25, 2011
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Sawgrass Marriott Spa and Resort – www.sawgrassmarriott.com
2011 FEATURED AUTHORS
ReShonda Tate Billingsley; Victoria Christopher Murray, Stacy Hawkins Adams
2011 AUTHOR PANELISTS (more being added daily)- Author Panelist Selection closes OCTOBER 1 – potential panelists email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tiffany L. Warren, Rhonda McKnight, Victor McGlothin, Patricia Haley, Leslie Sherrod, Angela Benson, Vanessa Miller, Patricia Bridewell, Kimberly Cash Tate
NEW for 2011
Author Bootcamp – Everything you ever wanted to know about launching your publishing career. Workshops on: Writing Craft, Contracts, Royalty Statements, Agents and MORE! Bootcamp registration includes a Pitch Session to prominent industry professionals that can sign YOU to a book deal!
Book Club Panels, Games, All White Beach Party REGISTRATION OPTIONS
Full Registration $199: Includes sessions (Late night book club discussions – moderated by book club presidents, book signings, panel discussions), Friday Lunch Bar-b-Que, and Saturday Night Author Gala (all-white beach location), and retreat materials. AFTER Feb 1, 2011, price raises to $239.
Book Vendor $299: Includes premium vendor location in high traffic area, and one Aspiring Author Combo Registration (Boot Camp/Pitch Session/All Sessions).
Author Bootcamp Combo $269 includes pitch session and full registration and author bootcamp – Five minute pitch session with agents and editors to help launch your book career.
Meals Only Registration – For spouses and guests $129
Thursday, June 23rd
Friday, June 24th
SESSION A – READERS SESSION B – ASPIRING AUTHORS
6:30 Beachfront Prayer
9:00 Opening Session (ALL Main Ballroom)
9:30 Breakout authors YOU should know!The Publishing Landscape – What’s right for you? Self Publishing, Traditional? What genre are you? Who is your audience?
10:30 Author Panel – Book Tour stories – Authors share stories about touring together.The Winning Pitch – From query letters, to SASEs, to follow-ups. How to get your story in the hands of people who can get your published!
1:30 Book Discussion: Stacy Hawkins AdamsA Novel Idea pt. 1 – Transition the story idea in your head to the written page. From outlines to plotting to everything in between.
2:30 Ten Minutes with an author – Groups A Novel Idea pt. 2 – Write the first page of your novel, share for feedback.
3:30 Play the FEUD! Author Family Feud, with teams led by some of your faves! The Business – Contracts, Royalties, Advances! What YOU need to know.
4:30 ON YOUR OWN (Dinner, Beachtime, Pool, Spa, ETC! Enjoy!)
9:00 PJ Party Book Discussion – Ladies – ReShonda Tate BillingsleyManly Men Book Discussion for the fellas – Victor McGlothin
Saturday June, 25th
6:30 Beachfront Prayer
7:30 RegistrationPITCH SESSIONS BEGIN at 9am
9:00 JEOPARDY! Test your book and author knowledge – PRIZES!!! PRIZES!!! PRIZES!!!Book Promotion Tips
10:00 More authors YOU should know!!! Readings, presentations from Author Panelists Screenwriting 101: Workshop with Booker T. Mattison
Noon LUNCH on your own & Exploration TimePITCHES RESUME at 1pm
4:00 Book Club Hotness! Tips on how to maximize your bookclub experience!Rejected!!! Panel. This is inevitable for writers. Authors share their rejections and subsequent triumphs
5:00 What this Book Means to Me! Stories from readers on how their favorite Inspirational Book ministered into their life!
5:45 Break to get ready for All-White Party!
7:00 All white party on the BEACH!
9:00 PJ Party Book Discussion – Victoria Christopher Murray