Note: This schedule is subject to change. Registrants will be provided with the most up-to-date schedule in the conference kit.

DATETIMEACTIVITYROOM
Thursday
May 16
1:00-5:00 pmMeeting: CAA Board of DirectorsRuth Blair D
4:00-9:00 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION BEGINSFort Camp Lounge
7:00-11:00Welcome Reception
Guest Speaker Alix Ohlin, Chair, UBC
Fort Camp Lounge
Friday
May 17
8:00 amREGISTRATION OPENSFort Camp Lounge
8:45-9:15Welcome Plenary: Creative WritingIsabel MacInnes
Morning
Coffee
Break


10:15-10:30
(approx)
9:30-11:45CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Morning Workshops
The Use of Enquiry and Imagination in Memoir Writing
with Betsy Warland

How to Grow Your Social Media Influence Attending Writers' Conferences
with Catherine Saykaly-Stevens

Pitch Sessions (10-min pre-scheduled sessions)
Pitch: Douglas Richmond
Pitch: Vici Johnstone
 
 
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Ruth Blair A
Ruth Blair B
1:00-2:00Publisher Panel (plenary session)
Vici Johnstone, Douglas Richmond, Karen Green, and JJ Lee (moderator)
Isabel McGinnis
Afternoon
Coffee
Break


3:00-3:15
(approx)
2:15-4:45CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Afternoon Workshops
Writing the Breakout Novel
with Donald Maass

Create Your Author's 2019 Social Media Plan - Simplified
with Catherine Saykaly-Stevens

Finding New Ways to Write: 'A Defence of Poetry' for Today
with Heidi Greco

Blue Pencil Sessions (20-min pre-scheduled sessions)
Blue Pencil: Katherine Koller
Blue Pencil: Betsy Warland
 
 
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Ruth Blair A
Ruth Blair B
5:00-7:00 Book Fair & SigningsFort Camp Lounge
8:00-11:00 pmGuest Readings, Open Mic & Social
CASH BAR
Fort Camp Lounge
Saturday
May 18
8:00 amREGISTRATION OPENSFort Camp Lounge
8:45-9:15Day 2 Plenary SessionIsabel MacInnes
9:30-11:45CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Morning Workshops
Building Better Characters
with Eileen Cook

Insider, Outsider, Maven, and Maverick: Becoming an Engaging Expert in Nonfiction
with JJ Lee

Pitch Sessions (10-min pre-scheduled sessions)
Pitch: Douglas Richmond
Pitch: Robert Mackwood
 
 
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Ruth Blair A
Ruth Blair B
12:00-12:55 pmLUNCHFort Camp Lounge
1:00-2:00 Agent Panel (plenary session)
Donald Maass, Robert Mackwood, Eileen Cook (author), and JJ Lee (Moderator)
Isabel MacInnes
1:00-2:00CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Afternoon Workshops
Interviewing 101
with Eve Lazarus

Writing 21st Century Fiction
with Donald Maass

Planning a Successful & Profitable Book Tour with Charmaine Hammond

Blue Pencil Sessions (20-min pre-scheduled sessions)
Blue Pencil: Katherine Koller
Blue Pencil: Eileen Cook
 
 
TBD


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Ruth Blair A
Ruth Blair B
5:00-6:30 Book Fair & SigningsFort Camp Lounge
7:00-11:00Canadian Authors CanWrite! Dinner
Keynote: Donald Maass
CASH BAR
Mary Murrin 3
Sunday
May 19
9:00-11:00 amCAA Annual General MeetingMary Murrin 3
11:15-1:00Meeting: CAA Board of DirectorsMary Murrin 3