Start: 10:30 am
Aya ($12.00) is story about a curious, busy little panda who delights in searching for beautiful things to see, and delicious foods to eat. While climbing the bamboo in her forest home, she notices a beautiful place in the distance and decides she must travel to see it. Along the way, Aya's curiosity helps her to become friends with a kind Buddhist monk who encourages her to stop her busyness long enough to notice another beautiful place, the one inside of her heart.
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm
Sat., Feb. 1 • 1:00-4:00pm • $60 Whether you’re traditionally published or selfpublished, a platform matters more today than it ever has. Brooke Warner explores why this is the case; the nuts and bolts of starting and/or building a platform; and why, as an author, you must get out in front of your idea long before your book is published. She is founder of Warner Coaching Inc., publisher of She Writes Press, and author of What’s Your Book?
Start: 10:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm
Sat. Feb. 1, 10:00-4:00pm & Sun., Feb. 2, 10:00-1:00pm, $165 In this two-day weekend course, David Corbett, prize-winning author of The Art Of Character, will guide students through an in-depth examination of how to frame a story’s conflict through compelling, essential characters. Through a deep analysis of the major dramatic roles—protagonist, opponent, and a variety of secondary characters—the class will explore both the “Unity of Opposites” and “Four-Corner Conflict,” learning how to create moral and emotional complexity, heightened suspense, and dramatic tension. The class will also tackle specific story structure problems with unique conflict issues: the love story, the mystery, stories lacking an opponent, and more.