2017 Schedule (Mystery Writers Conference)

2017 Schedule
Please note this schedule is tentative and subject to change

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

12:00 pm & Beyond    
REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN 

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

1:00 - 3:30 pm         
The Deeper Mystery
David Corbett
Location: Event Room

Writing the Wave: Investigation, Suspense, Action, Reflection
Hallie Ephron
Location: Gallery

CONFERENCE BEGINS

4:00 – 5:00 pm    
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE & MEETING YOUR FACULTY
Cara Black, Co-Chair, David Corbett, Co-Chair and Karen West, Event Director                    
Location: Event Room

5:00 – 6:00 pm    
JOHN LESCROART, AUTHOR OF THE FALL
Moderated by Tim Maleeny
Location: Event Room
        
6:00 - 7:30 pm        
OPENING NIGHT DINNER
Location: Patio
        
7:30 - 9:00 pm    
RENE DENFELD, AUTHOR OF THE CHILD FINDER
Location: Event Room

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8            

8:30 – 9:00 am        
BREAKFAST & INFORMAL GATHERING
Location: Patio
                
9:00 – 10:00 am    
OPENING STRATEGIES: LET’S START WITH A BANG
Joe Clifford, J.T. Ellison, K.J. Howe and Tim Maleeny (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

10:00 - 11:30 am    
WRITING INTENSIVE: PLOTTING THE MYSTERY
Cara Black & Hallie Ephron
Location: Event Room

WRITING INTENSIVE: DRIVING THE ACTION WITH DIALOGUE
David Corbett & Tim Maleeny
Location: Gallery

11:30 – 11:45 am     
BREAK                    

11:45 – 12:45 pm    
THE COMPELLING PROTAGONIST: HEROIC, FLAWED AND EXPOSED
Joe Clifford, Mary Kubica, Tim Maleeny & Hallie Ephron (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

12:45 – 1:45 pm    
LUNCH & PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS

1:45 – 3:00 pm        
SCENE OF THE CRIME: FULL CASE EXPLORATION
Susan Breall, Karen Catalona, David Corbett, George Fong, D.P. Lyle, 
Vilaska Nguyen & Judge Peter Busch (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

3:00 – 4:00 pm        
AGENTS: BREAKING AND ENTERING THE PUBLISHING WORLD
Kimberley Cameron, Elizabeth Kracht & Amy Rennert (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

4:00 – 4:30 pm        
BREAK

4:30 – 5:30 pm        
DON’T OVERLOOK WATSON: PRIMARY ROLE OF SECONDARY CHARACTERS
J.T. Ellison, Mary Kubica, D.P. Lyle and Tony Broadbent (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

5:30 – 7:00 pm        
DINNER IS SERVED
Location: Patio

7:00 – 8:00 pm    
EVENING EVENT TBA
Location: Event Room

8:15 – 9:30 pm        
LATE NIGHT CRITIQUE GROUP
David Corbett & Tim Maleeny
Location: Event Room

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9    

8:30 - 9:00 am        
BREAKFAST & INFORMAL GATHERING
Location: Patio

9:00 - 10:00 am        
IF IT PLEASES THE COURT - ASK THE EXPERTS
Susan Breall, Peter Busch, George Fong & William Petrocelli (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

10:00 - 11:30 am    
WRITING INTENSIVE: TIME & PLACE ~ CREATING A BACKDROP
J.T. Ellison & D.P. Lyle
Location: Event Room

WRITING INTENSIVE: COMPLEXITIES OF CHARACTER
David Corbett 
Location: Gallery    

11:45 – 12:45 pm    
ENGAGING THE EDITORS
Location: Event Room

12:45 – 1:45 pm    
LUNCH & PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS 

1:45 – 2:45 pm        
THE AGONY OF REVISION
Hallie Ephron, Steven James, Mary Kubica & David Corbett (Moderator)
Location: Event Room 

EDUCATION OF A CORONER: FORENSICS IN FICTION
John Bateson, John Burley, Ken Holmes & D.P. Lyle (Moderator)
Location: Gallery
    
2:45 – 4:00 pm        
THE TENSION MOUNTS: CREATING, MAINTAINING, AND INTENSIFYING SUSPENSE
Michael Connelly, K.J. Howe, Steven James & Tim Maleeny (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

4:00 – 5:00 pm        
HACKERS, ZOMBIES, TROJAN HORSES & MORE: AN INTRODUCTION TO CYBERCRIME
Cara Black & George Fong 
Location: Gallery

POINT OF VIEW: WHOSE STORY IS IT?
Location: Event Room

5:00 – 6:00 pm         
WINE AND CRIME
Participant and Faculty reception
Location: Patio    

6:00 – 7:00 pm        
AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL CONNELLY & STEVEN JAMES
Interviewed by K.J. Howe 
 Location: Event Room

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
    
8:30 – 9:00 am        
BREAKFAST & INFORMAL GATHERING
Location: Patio

9:00 – 10:15 am    
NAVIGATING SOCIAL MEDIA 
Location: Event Room

10:30 - 12:00 pm    
WRITING INTENSIVE: THE VILLAIN – ARCHITECT OF NOIR
Cara Black & Tony Broadbent
Location: Gallery

WRITING INTENSIVE: PLOTTING BEYOND THE MYSTERY
David Corbett & Steven James
Location: Event Room 

12:00 - 1:00 pm    
LUNCH & PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS
            
1:00 - 2:30 pm        
FBI CASE STUDY: A WRITER’S INTERPRETATION
David Corbett & George Fong
Location: Event Room

2:30 – 3:30 pm        
INSIDE THE WRITER’S LOFT: TONY BROADBENT & JACQUELINE WINSPEAR IN CONVERSATION
Location: Event Room
            
3:30 pm        
THE GAME’S AFOOT & CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION
Cara Black, Tony Broadbent & David Corbett
Location: Event Room