Schedule of Events

THURSDAY APRIL 24th

REGISTRATION 6:00 – 8:00 PM

FRIDAY APRIL 25th

REGISTRATION 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Author Headshot Appointments 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Pitch Master Class with Carrie Lofty 9:00 – 11:30 AM

Bookseller, Book Blogger, & Librarian Appreciation Tea 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Hosted By New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author Beth Kery

Lunch (On Your Own) 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

WORKSHOPS (Session A 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Session B 2:15 – 3:15 PM)

CONFERENCE KICK-OFF 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Welcome Keynote Address by Lauren Dane

Spring Fling 2014 Headliner Panel Featuring New York Times & USA TODAY Bestselling Authors Kristan Higgins, Mary Balogh and Lauren Dane, moderated by Sarah Wendell of SmartBitchesTrashyBooks

DINNER 6:00 – 7:15 PM

AGENT PANEL 7:30 – 8:15 PM

EDITOR PANEL 8:15 – 9:00 PM

Hot Night Critique Sessions Sponsored by BDSM Book Reviews 9:30 PM – Midnight

SATURDAY APRIL 26th

Yoga for Writers 6:30 – 7:00 AM

REGISTRATION 8:00 AM – NOON

WORKSHOPS (Session C 8:15 – 9:15 AM)

Author Headshot Appointments 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Agent Appointments 9:00 AM – NOON

BOOK SIGNING 9:30 – 10:30 AM

WORKSHOPS (Session D 10:45 – 11:45 AM)

Lunch featuring Keynote Speaker Mary Balogh Noon – 1:30 PM

WORKSHOPS

(Session E 1:45-2:45 PM, Session F 3:00-4:00 PM, Session G 4:15-5:15 PM, Session H 5:30-6:30 PM)

Editor Appointments 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Silent Auction to Benefit Literature for All of Us 6:30 – 10:30 PM

Gala Dinner featuring Keynote Speaker Kristan Higgins 7:30 – 11:30 PM

2014 Chicago-North Fire & Ice Awards Presentation

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