Thursday-October 8, 2015

  12:00             Author Book Table Set Up, foyer

  1:00-300       Talk About It with Dusty Richards, Oak Room

  3:00-6:00      Registration DESK OPEN. SIGN UP FOR PHOTO&PITCH APPTS.

  6:30-?           ATRIUM: Meet and Greet.  Cash Bar and Thursday Night Live.

Friday-October 9, 2015 – ALL MEETINGS IN REDBUD

            8:30-10:30      ATRIUM – Coffee Service

            8:30                LOBBY – REGISTRATION DESK OPENS. SIGN UP FOR


                                    AND PITCH APPOINTMENTS.

            9:00-9:10       WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

            9:10-9:30        Sarah Kohnle, Kickstart Your Creativity

            9:30-10:20      Tiffany Schofield, We’re Searching for Your Voice

            10:20-10:30    Break

            10:30-11:30     Elizabeth Lyon

            11:30-1:00       Lunch on your own

            1:00-1:10         Announcements

            1:10-2:10         Brett Cogburn, Write Like a Pro

            2:10-3:00        Alison Taylor-Brown, A Demonstration on Scrivener

            3:00-3:10        Break

            3:10-4:30        Elizabeth Lyon

            6:30pm           ATRIUM – Social time. Cash bar.

            7:00pm           Buffet Dinner.  (Buy tickets in advance).  Following dinner, annual                                      Auction will be held. After the auction, the Jam Session will be held                                      in memory of music legend, Nick Nixon.

Saturday-October 10, 2015

            8:30 – 10:30   ATRIUM: COFFEE SERVICE

            8:30                LOBBY – REGISTRATION DESK OPENS.

            9:00-9:10       Announcements

            9:10-9:30        Sarah Kohnle, Kickstart Your Creativity

            9:30-10:30      Ben Hale, Make Money Self-Publishing, The Right Way!

            10:30-10:40    Break

            10:40-11:30     Lonnie Whitaker & Mike Long, Guerilla Marketing

            11:30-1:00       Lunch on your own

            1:00-1:10         Announcements

            1:10-2:00        Tom Eaton

           2:05-2:50        Donna Volkenannt, It’s Personal: Writing and Publishing Personal                                     Essays.

            2:50-3:00       Norm Dickson, It’s Magic, How to CREATE a Simple Bookcover

            3:05-4:00       Elizabeth LYON

            4:05-4:45       Sarah Kohnle, Magazine Editing Tips and Kickstart Your                                                   Creativity

            6:30                ATRIUM: SOCIAL TIME. CASH BAR.

7:00pm           Awards Banquet (Buy tickets in advance) Prior to awards ceremony, we will be honoring one of our founders.





“The OCW conference is one of those special weekends of writers’ workshops and readings that participants look forward to from one year to the next. Small enough to be intimate, it’s wide ranging enough to offer both aspiring and advanced writers the tools and encouragement they need to take their work to the next level. It’s also a conference that’s just plain fun.”~~Pat Carr, author of The House on Prytania, and Death of a Confederate Colonel

“I’ve heard that Ozark Creative Writers is a superior writers’ conference.”~~Elizabeth Lyon has been a freelance book editor and workshop teacher since 1988. She is the author of many books for writers, including Manuscript Makeover. In 2013, she launched the first of a booklet series for fiction writers, beginning with Writing Subtext, available as an e-book at many booksellers and as a paperback at Amazon.