8:00am: Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am

Guest Faculty Lecture: Jim Ruland (Fiction/Nonfiction)

Room: Salon 4

Ghostwriting 101: The Art & Craft of Creative Collaboration. Every year more books are published than the year before but only a fraction of those books are actually penned by the person whose name is on the cover. Who writes these books? People like you! From ghostwriting your grandmother’s memoir to co-authoring commercial fiction, we’ll consider some of the opportunities for creative collaboration. We’ll discuss the pitfalls and rewards that await you, as well as strategies you can use for getting hired, knowing when to turn a project down, and finishing the manuscript on time.

9:00am – 10:30am

Faculty Lecture: Susan Straight (All)

Room: Salon 6

Using Your Writing For Social Change. We’re living in tumultuous times and we, as writers, have a job to do. Susan Straight will give it you…straight.

11:00am – 12:30pm

A VERY Special Guest. 

Room: Salon 4

We can’t tell you who is coming. But you need to come to this. As in, you’re required.  

 

12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch

*Graduating students & faculty will be having a private lunch today.

1:15pm – 4:15pm: Cross-Genre Workshops

Classes will be held in the Las Flores Conference Center
Map: http://www.rancholaspalmas.com/resort-map

Salons 1, 2 and 8 are located in the main conference and meeting area
Map: http://www.rancholaspalmas.com/resort-map

Birnbaum: Lavender

Crane/Graham Jones/Roberge: Begonia

Essbaum: Iris

McCann: Jasmine

Otis/Waters: Larkspur

Rabkin: Lavender

Schimmel: Hibiscus

Stillman: Primrose

Ulin: Lantana

8:00pm

Graduation & Farewell Party in Grand Ballroom

Presentation of Graduates

Desserts, drinks, and dancing!

Room: Main Ballroom