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Saturday, April 20
 

10:00am PDT

Opening Ceremonies

Kicking off the first annual C4 Lit Fest!



Saturday April 20, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Harvest

11:00am PDT

Teachers Unite: YA in the Classroom
Speakers

Saturday April 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Crocus

11:00am PDT

Writing as a full time job
Speakers
avatar for A.P. Fuchs

A.P. Fuchs

Editor in Chief at Coscom Entertainment


Saturday April 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Harvest

11:30am PDT

What is Book Blogging?

Saturday April 20, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Bison

12:00pm PDT

What makes a bestselling book?

Join Rhiannon Paille as we explore some of today's top bestselling books. 


Speakers

Saturday April 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Crocus

12:00pm PDT

Plotting v.s. Pantsing

Are you a plotter or a pantser? Come find out the positives and negatives of these two distinct writing styles!


Speakers
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong

NYT Bestselling author
avatar for A.P. Fuchs

A.P. Fuchs

Editor in Chief at Coscom Entertainment


Saturday April 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Harvest

12:30pm PDT

Books to Movies: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Come on down to the Bison room to talk about which book to movie adaptations you've loved and hated over the years. 


Saturday April 20, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Bison

1:00pm PDT

Author Signing: Kelley Armstrong
Speakers
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong

NYT Bestselling author


Saturday April 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Keystone

1:00pm PDT

Creating Characters with Special Needs

Join Jodi Carmichael for a look at how to create characters with special needs. 


Speakers

Saturday April 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Crocus

1:00pm PDT

What is Young Adult?

Learn more about what the Young Adult genre is, who writes it, and what types of stories are explored. 



Saturday April 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Harvest

1:30pm PDT

Recommended Reads

Saturday April 20, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Bison

2:00pm PDT

Using Theatre to Enhance Your Novel

Craig Russell covers topics like:
·        "Why love makes the most effective villains."
·        "How strong emotion simplifies dialog."
·        "Foreshadowing is everyone’s friend."
·        "Getting into scenes late and out early."
·        "Treating your characters like actors."


Speakers

Saturday April 20, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Harvest

2:00pm PDT

How to create memorable characters
Speakers
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong

NYT Bestselling author


Saturday April 20, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Crocus

2:30pm PDT

How can I support my local authors?

Learn more about the things you can do to help spread the word about local authors!



Saturday April 20, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Bison

3:00pm PDT

Cultural Diversity in Young Adult Literature

Saturday April 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Harvest

3:00pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

Author Signing: Kelley Armstrong
Speakers
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong

NYT Bestselling author


Saturday April 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Keystone

3:30pm PDT

From Words to Pictures: Five things to Know about turning your book into a graphic novel

Join award-winning graphic novelist GMB Chomichuk in a discussion about turing your words into pictures. Graphic novels are exploding on the book store shelves, but it isn't as easy to get there as you may think.From Words to Pictures: Five things to Know about turing your book into a graphic novel.


Speakers

Saturday April 20, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Bison

4:00pm PDT

Why is it always a female heroine?

That's right, we're going to talk about it. Why is it always a girl? 


Speakers

Saturday April 20, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Harvest

4:00pm PDT

How to create a memorable story line
Speakers

Saturday April 20, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Crocus

5:00pm PDT

Stereotyping in YA Fiction

Saturday April 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Harvest

5:00pm PDT

Aspiring Author Read-a-Thon

Working on something tantalizing? Would you like to take the stage and read a bit of it? This is the aspiring author read-a-thon! Read something that isn't published yet!


Speakers

Saturday April 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Bison

5:00pm PDT

The Traditional Publishing Process

Learn more about the steps to take if you'd like to be traditionally published. 



Saturday April 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Crocus
 
Sunday, April 21
 

12:00pm PDT

Self Pubbed v.s. Indie v.s. Traditional
Speakers
avatar for A.P. Fuchs

A.P. Fuchs

Editor in Chief at Coscom Entertainment


Sunday April 21, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Harvest

12:00pm PDT

The Self Publishing Process

The long and short of how to self publish a book. 


Speakers

Sunday April 21, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Crocus

12:00pm PDT

Author Signing: Kelley Armstrong
Speakers
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong

NYT Bestselling author


Sunday April 21, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Keystone

12:30pm PDT

How to start a book blog

Sunday April 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Bison

1:00pm PDT

The Never Ending Cover Art Debate

Me and Kari Ann Anderson are going to talk about Cover Art woes, everything from when it's awesome to when it's just a gigantic horror story. 



Sunday April 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Harvest

1:00pm PDT

The Dreaded Query Letter
Speakers

Sunday April 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Crocus

1:30pm PDT

Fairytales, Folklore and Myths, Oh My!
Speakers

Sunday April 21, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Bison

2:00pm PDT

10 things authors have little to no control over
Speakers
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong

NYT Bestselling author
avatar for A.P. Fuchs

A.P. Fuchs

Editor in Chief at Coscom Entertainment


Sunday April 21, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Harvest

2:00pm PDT

The Importance of Book Blog Tours

Join Jodi Carmichael for a look at book blog tours. 


Speakers

Sunday April 21, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Crocus

2:30pm PDT

Never Ending Sagas: Love 'em or Hate 'em?

Come on in and talk about your favorite long series. Everything from Robert Jordan, to Laurel K. Hamilton, Star Wars, Star Trek and more! 


Sunday April 21, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Bison

3:00pm PDT

Realistic Magic v.s. Fictional Magic
Speakers

Sunday April 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Harvest

3:00pm PDT

What is a BETA reader?

Sunday April 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Crocus

3:30pm PDT

Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies Oh My!
Speakers

Sunday April 21, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Bison

4:00pm PDT

Morphing FACT into FICTION

Sunday April 21, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Harvest

4:00pm PDT

Worldbuilding: Is it really as evil as it sounds?

Looking for tips on how to make your world more realistic? This is the place for you!


Speakers
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong

NYT Bestselling author


Sunday April 21, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Crocus

5:00pm PDT

Closing Ceremonies

It's all over! Be sure to join us in 2014!



Sunday April 21, 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Harvest