AGENDA, Tuesday, September 20

The agenda pages are under construction. We will link the speaker names to a page where their session topics are detailed. Keep coming back.

Lakeside Labs Campus and OWR Retreat locations

7:50-9:00 a.m. Speaker Intros: One-minute highlight of what our speakers learned yesterday and their session/panel topic for the day: Nicole Baart, Rekha Basu, Perry Beeman, Laura Belim, Doug Burns, Rachelle Chase, Courtney Crowder, John Dinges, Todd Dorman, Allison Engel, Margaret Engel, Deb Engle, Randy Evans, Arnold Garson, Scott Garson, Ann Garvin, Nik Heftman, Beth Hoffman, Jean Logan, Leigh Michaels, Carol Montag, Kyle Munson, Caleb Rainey, Lee Rood, Andrew Ross, Ty Rushing, Larry Stone, Phoebe Wall Howard. 


9:15-10:45 a.m.  PANELS

  1. Memoir/Story Telling: Deb Engle, Courtney Crowder, Lee Rood: Mahan Hall (between the dining hall and MAHON HALL administration building. 
  2. Nonfiction Writing. Finding secrets. Reporting basics: Phoebe Wall Howard, Randy Evans, Laura Belin, John Dinges, Ty RushingPerry BeemanDINING HALL
  3. Fiction Writing, Ann Garvin, Scott Garson, Nicolle Baart, WAITT
  4. Basics of Story Telling: Kyle Munson, Rachelle Chase, Allison EngelSHIMEK 

[Private sessions with Literary Agent Andy Ross, Library]


11-12:30 p.m.  COACHING SESSION 1 (limit 10 per session)

SHIMEK (two) Kyle Munson …………Margaret Engel

WAITT (three) Heftman, Baart, SGarson,

MAIN COTTAGE (two) Rekha Basu, John Dinges

LIBRARY (one) Andy Ross

MAIN TENT (five) Todd Dorman, Ty Rushing, Phoebe Wall Howard, Carol Montag,

DINING HALL (four) Crowder, Rushing, Deb Engle, Rood

MAHAN HALL (two) Hoffman, Chase, Offenburger


Grab and go sack lunch or soup and salad bar 

1:15-2:45 p.m. Panel (unlimited): Marketing and promotion: Garvin, Rushing, Beaverdale Books, Michaels MAHAN HALL

Coaching Session 2 (up to 10 participants per session) 

SHIMEK: Burns, Dorman

WAITT: Leigh Michaels, Rachelle Chase, Nik Heftman

MAIN COTTAGE: Garvin, Basu


MAIN TENT Caleb Rainey, Pat Tyrer, Deb Engle, Courtney Crowder 

DINING HALL, Beth Hoffman, Lee Rood, Beeman, A. Garson

Coaching Session 3

3:00-4:45 p.m. Panel, MAHAN: Book Publishing for fun and profit: Baart, Garvin, Ross, Michaels, Logan, Hoffman, Beeman,

SHIMEK: Logan, Michaels

WAITT: Rainey, Allison, and Peggy Engel,

MAIN COTTAGE: Munson, Phoebe Wall Howard

DINING HALL  Stone, Beeman


4:45-5:15 P.M. What’s your takeaway from today? 

6:00/6:10/6:20 BARGE SUNSET TOUR OF THE LAKE (three barges reserved). Compliments of the Okoboji Writers’ Retreat. Cash bar. Weather permitting.

Dinner on your own.

Click: Agenda for Wednesday