2015 Schedule (Mystery Writers Conference)

2015 Schedule (Tenative)

Thursday, July 23

12:00 pm and beyond   
Registration/Check-In

Pre-Conference Workshops

1:00 - 3:30 pm
David Corbett, Author of The Mercy of the Night
Location: Event Room

1:00 - 3:30 pm
Hallie Ephron, Author of Night Night, Sleep Tight
Location: Gallery

Conference Begins

4:00 – 4:45 pm   
Making the Most of Your Conference Experience & Meeting Your Faculty
Location: Event Room 

5:00 – 6:00 pm   
To All the Books I've Loved
Location: Event Room   

6:00 - 7:30 pm   
Opening Night Dinner   
Location: Patio   

7:30 - 9:00 pm   
An Evening with John Lescroart (Author of The Fall)
Location: Event Room

 

Friday, July 24           

8:00 - 8:30 am   
Breakfast & Informal Gathering
Location: Patio 

8:30 - 9:30 am   
Once Upon a Crime: Opening Strategies
Location: Event Room 

9:30 - 11:00 am   
Writing Intensive: Developing Your Cast of Characters
Location: Event Room

Writing Intensive: Building Your Backstory
Location: Gallery 

11:00 - 11:15 am
Break 

11:15 – 12:30 pm   
The Enforcers: Law Enforcement Perspective
Location: Event Room 

12:30 – 1:30 pm 
  
Lunch & Consultations

1:30 – 3:00 pm   
Scene of the Crime
Location: Event Room  

3:00 – 3:30 pm   
Break

3:30 – 4:30 pm   
Writing Killer Historical Mysteries
Location: Gallery

Forensic Psychiatry: The Mind of the Murderer
Location: Event Room

4:30 – 6:00 pm   
The Agents: Breaking and Entering the Publishing World
Location: Event Room

6:00 – 7:00 pm   
Evening Recess

7:00 – 8:00 pm   
An Evening of Thomas Perry (Author of A String of Beads)
Location: Event Room

8:00 – 9:30pm   
Late Night Critique Group
Moderated by Tim Maleeny
Location: Event Room

 

Saturday, July 25   

8:00 - 8:30 am   
Breakfast & Informal Gathering
Location: Patio

8:30 - 9:30 am   
The Protagonist: An Author Undercover
Location: Event Room 

9:30 - 11:00 am   
Writing Intensive: Plot Fundamentals
Location: Event Room

Writing Intensive: Advanced Plot Techniques
Location: Gallery 

11:00 – 12:00 pm 
  
The Writing Life
Location: Event Room  

12:00 – 1:00 pm   
Lunch & Private Consultations

1:00 - 2:00 pm
   
400 Things Cops Know
Location: Event Room 

2:00 – 3:00 pm   
The Editor/Author Relationship
Location: Gallery 

3:00 – 4:00 pm   
Polishing Your Prose: Giving Your Draft the Third Degree
Location: Gallery

4:00 – 5:00 pm   
Wine & Cheese Hour
Location: Patio

5:00 – 6:00 pm   
The Tension Mounts: Writing on the Edge of Your Seat
Location: Event

6:00 – 7:00 pm   
Your Character's Moral Compass
Location: Event Room 



Sunday, July 26 

8:00 - 8:30 am   
Breakfast & Informal Gathering

8:30 - 9:30 am
   
Breaking the Law: Legalities Explained
Location: Event Room 

9:30 - 11:00 am

Writing Intensive: Creating the Backdrop - Time and Place
Location: Event Room

Writing Intensive: Mining Your Research - Time and Place
Location: Gallery  

11:00 - 11:15 am   
Break   

11:15 - 12:30 pm   
FBI Case Study: A Writer's Interpretation
Location: Event Room

12:30 - 1:30 pm   
Lunch & Private Consultatioons 

1:30 - 2:30 pm  
 
Marilyn Wallace Memorial Lecture
Location: Event Room 

2:30 - 3:30 pm   
The Game's Afoot
Location: Event Room 

3:30 pm   
Carrying the Conference Forward & Closing Champagne Reception
Location: Event Room