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Night Owls

If a full day of Major Morning Tracks or Mentoring Clinics, followed by Afternoon Workshops or Recreational Opportunities and General Sessions, doesn’t completely exhaust you, we have even more to offer! Night Owl sessions are laid back and casual, and most are interactive. Even if you’re not typically a “night owl” kind of person, this is a perfect way to end your Mount Hermon day.

Friday Night

Charles Martin

Charles Martin

Questions & Answers (auditorium)

New York Times best-selling novelist Charles Martin will respond to questions from the audience. Come with your own questions or just listen to his answers to other people’s questions.

Kelley Way

Kelley Way

Copyright Basics

Copyrights are an important tool in the arsenal of any author. Without them, there would be no way to profit from your work or prevent others from using or copying your work without permission. But what are copyrights, and how can they protect your work? Come and find out!

Sally Apokedak

Sally Apokedak

First Pages

Bring your first pages and your big-kid pants. Pretending they are submissions, you will begin to read aloud and see how far you get before Sally stops you. Sally will tell you what makes her stop when she’s reading submissions in her office.

Karin Beery

Karin Beery

Working with a Freelance Editor

Do you need a freelance editor? If so, where do you find them and how can you choose the right one for you? Karin Beery, director of Christian Editor Connection, will explain what you can expect in the process of working with an editor. Learn about the different types of editing and what to do when you get your marked-up manuscript back from the editor.

Saturday Night

Steven James

Steven James

Questions & Answers (Youth Memorial)

Christy award-winning novelist Steven James will respond to questions from the audience. Come with your own questions or just listen to his answers to other people’s questions.

Amanda Dykes

Amanda Dykes

Post-Conference Preparation: What Now?

A writers conference can make you feel both energized and overwhelmed. At this midpoint in the conference, come debrief and create a personalized, prayerful plan for where to go from here and what steps to take next.

Lori Freeland

Lori Freeland

Kelly Harrel

Kelly Harrel

Renae Brumbaugh Green

Renae Brumbaugh Green

Show Don’t Tell

Fiction writers hear “show, don’t tell” all the time. But why is showing so important, and is it always bad to tell? How do you know when you’re doing it right? In this practical workshop, we’ll take this abstract idea and make it concrete. You’ll get examples to take home and a chance to write some of your own. Don’t like to participate? Don’t worry. Lurkers are welcome.

Bob Saenz

Bob Saenz

Jeff Willis

Jeff Willis

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the Film Industry

Two professionals will answer all your questions about film industry.

Dave Talbott

Dave Talbott

Concert (auditorium)

Come to the auditorium and enjoy the amazing musical talents of Dave Talbott as he performs hymns and praise songs like you’ve never heard from anyone else. Sing along, worship, or just sit in awe and wonder. Dave always ends his concert by taking requests from the audience. So be ready to shout out your favorites—if he hasn’t already played them. Dave’s rendition of “My Tribute” will make your spirit soar!

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