Friday, October 5, 2018
UNSTUCK Mix & Mingle Welcome ReceptionBonfire Emcee: Damien Lyles
Enjoy music, networking and more as we get ready for an amazing weekend!
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Opening Keynote: Push Through – The Truth About Writer’s Block
Speaker: Anthony Flynn
One of the biggest reasons aspiring authors cannot seem to finish their book is well … procrastination. Now is the time to stop putting off what you can do today. In this engaging keynote session, we’ll hear from CEO and two-time author, Anthony Flynn, as he demystifies the writing process for us by sharing the honest truth about writer’s block and how you can push through it to get your message out into the world.
Saturday Breakout Sessions
Each participant will have the opportunity to select two 45-minute break-out sessions led by our esteemed speakers. Please note that we have planned a number of engaging activities throughout the retreat to provide plenty of time to interact with your fellow attendees and speakers, including those whose workshops you do not attend.
Progress Not Perfection – How to Write A Book in 30 Days
Presenter: Dr. Larthenia Howard
Write a book in 30 days? Impossible. Join us in this breakout session chocked full of useful tips, tools and interactive assignments designed to show you how easy it is to get out of your head so you can get your message into the hands of your readers. In this engaging session, you’ll hear from author and writing coach extraordinaire, Dr. Larthenia Howard, who will provide real, actionable strategies to get you up and moving toward writing your story in only 30 days. You won’t want to miss this unbelievable workshop that’s sure to get your creative juices flowing.
Flip The Script – Alternative Genres for Aspiring Authors
Panelists: Monique Honaman, Katy Blevins Calabrese
Book writing is not the only way to get your message out into the world, and finding your tone, your voice and your niche isn’t always easy. If you’re an aspiring author with an unconventional message or a writer whose message is for niche audiences or untraditional media channels this panel is for you. Come hear from our diverse panel of writers, bloggers, and children’s authors, get inspired and find the path that’s right for you.
The Business of Writing
Panelists: Dr. Sabin Prentis, Anita R. Henderson
As aspiring writers sometimes we get so focused on finishing our book that we often times overlook the business matters that will have to be tackled once our book is out in the world. From publishing to marketing to building your brand, come hear our expert panel of published authors unveil the realities of promoting, selling and marketing your book to ensure you’re prepared and ready for what’s next.
Our phenomenal coaches will be on hand throughout the weekend to spend one-on-one time with you helping you process the blocks and barriers that are keeping you stuck so that when you leave you’ll be ready to take action and move toward writing your life’s next chapter.
Sunday, October 7, 2018
*Attended by all retreat participants
Keynote: Fierce Conversations
Speaker: Becky A. Davis
Do you know who you really are? Sometimes as writers, we fall prey to “me too” syndrome and in doing so silence our own unique voice. In this keynote workshop, you’ll hear from powerhouse author and businesswoman, Becky A. Davis, and you’ll learn how having a fierce conversation with yourself and others can help you find your voice and speak your truth as only you were created to do.
Challenge Speaker — If Not You Then Who?
Speaker: Shani Godwin
How many years have you spent thinking about writing your book? Now more than ever the writing industry needs to hear your voice. You have a message and the world needs to hear it. The time is now so let’s get moving. If fear has you stuck in the paralysis of analysis trying to figure out the mechanics of how to get from A-Z, then you won’t want to miss our closing speaker, UNSTUCK host Shani Godwin, as she shares her inspiring testimony in hopes you too will stop walking in fear and move toward your calling.