7:45 – 8:45am Registration
8:45 – 9:00am Welcome and Introduction
9:00 – 10:00am PANEL #1
Writer to be confirmed (TBC)
10:00 – 10:15am Break
10:15 – 12:30 ROUNDTABLE No.1
One agent/editor or publisher will lead a table at these sessions. Each writer presents 5 PAGES and receives critiques from the leaders and their peers. (timer and staff at each table. Presenters must provide copies of their work for every person at the table.) Approximate time per person will be approximately 10-15 minutes per person. Last fifteen minutes will either be a wrap-up by the leaders or they answer questions.
12:30 – 1:45pm Lunch
Keynote Speaker TBC
2:45 – 4:45pm ROUNDTABLE #2
3:00 – 6:00pm “Wilkommen, Bien Venue –Welcome!
Official registration for conference
NB: Those who attended the roundtables are already registered and do not have to re-register.
6:00pm Please Join Us For Opening Ceremonies!
It has been this conference’s tradition to always open with “Welcoming the Drum”, a beautiful tradition of the First Nation people. People have asked us why. Simple answer – not only are they the first nation of this land, they are magnificent story tellers. Robin Antone from the Little Creek Singers had this to say: “Been my understanding that the drum is the heart beat of our mother earth. It was the first sound we heard in our mother’s womb. The beating of our mothers heart sent us vibrations of love. That’s why we love the sound…the vibration the drum sends out. That’s why we dance…to send out the vibration of love to the ones who are sick..and to the ones who can not dance. I believe that the drum can heal us. Help us become better people, better friends, better husbands, better boyfriends to our female counter parts. the drum can heal our past and it can save our lives. the drum can help us stay sober. It can also lead us back to our true self. Our language, our ceremonies. The drum can heal a family. repair old resentments, and bring a family closer together. The drum can remind us to treat each other with respect…the drum only knows one thing…and that’s love. The drum can take you to places you’ve never dreamed of going. It can feed our families. Provide a way home. so many things the drum gives us…so long as we care for it…this I am reminded…to feed it. keep it safe from harm…it is always accepting..it is always welcoming those who stray from the good path….all this..and so much more…”
6:00 – 7:00pm Dinner: Keynote Speaker TBC
7:00 – 8:30pm “The Debate Section”
Join our panel of professionals in a debate about a topic. Our moderator is TBC. Some of our panelists will include authors such as TBC, TBC and TBC.
8:30 – 11:00pm Casual Greet and Meet and AUTHORS BOOK SIGNINGS!!!!!!
Come schmooze and mingle with fellow attendees and always a favourite pastime SHOPPING for BOOKS! Authors will be on hand to autograph.