CWG Conference/ Tentative Schedule/ August 29-31, 2012/ Arlington Convention Center, Arlington, TX

Wednesday August 29th
7:00am-7:30am The Holy Rosary (CMN)
7:30am-8:30am The Holy Mass, celebrated by Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR (CMN)
8:45am-5:45pm Show Floor Open (CMN)
9:00am-9:45am The Catholic Writers Guild: Welcome, Who We Are and Members Meeting (all welcome): Ann Lewis, Ellen Hrkach
10:00am-10:45am When God is Your Editor How conversion led me away from the National Enquirer and how giving my gift of Writing to God took me from Woman’s World to Catholic Publishing.: Patti Armstrong
11:00am-11:45am Marketing the Self-Published Book: Ellen Hrkach
12:00-1:30pm lunch break
1:45pm-2:45pm Writing and the New Evangelization: Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR
3:00pm-3:45pm Bernadette Waterman Ward (U Dallas) :Newman & Hopkins: Catholic Writers that Catholic Writers Need to Know
4:00-4:45pm How to pitch your book to a publisher: Ann Lewis
5:00-5:45pm Publisher’s Panel: Where is Catholic publishing going? Claudia Volkman, moderator
5:45pm-6:45pm Cocktail Party, background music provided by the Irish Musical Group “The Patience Family” (CMN)
8:15pm-9:00pm Jeff Cavins, presented by Ascension Press (CMN)
9:00pm-11:00pm A Maximus Film (CMN)

Thursday August 30th
7:00am-7:30am The Holy Rosary (CMN)
7:30am-9:00am Breakfast, sponsored by Marian Press, Featured Speaker Fr. Michael Gaitley (CMN)
9:00am-5:30pm Show Floor Open (CMN)
9:30-12:00pm pitch sessions: Servant, FAITH Catholic, Christus/Tuscany, Ignatius Press, Ave Maria Press (pre-registration required)
9:30am-10:15am Sarah Reinhard – Blogging 101
10:30-11:15am Gail Coniglio and Teresa Tomeo: Everything You Wanted to Know About Catholic Marketing and Publicity but Were Afraid to Ask
11:30-12:15pm Gail Coniglio and Teresa Tomeo: Ask What You Were Afraid to Ask – a Q & A Panel
12:15-1:45 lunch break
2:00-2:45pm Ellen Hrkach: Fiction and the New Evangelization
3:00-3:45pm Christopher M. Petro – Enabling Catholic Authors to Self-Publish,Without Risks, Using Digital Technology
4:00-4:45pm trade show free time
5:00-5:45pm trade show free time
5:45pm-6:45pm The Holy Mass, celebrated by Bishop Kevin Vann, Ft. Worth (CMN)
7:00pm-10:00pm Dinner, sponsored by Ignatius Press, Keynote by Collin Raye and MC’d by Peter Kreeft (CMN)

Friday August 31st
7:00am-7:30am The Holy Rosary
7:30am-8:30am The Holy Mass, celebrated by Fr. Roderick Vonhogen (SQPN)
8:45am-1:00pm Show Floor Open
9-3:00pm CNMC Blogging Summit Jennifer Fulwiler, Elizabeth Scalia
9-12pm Critique Session (bring writing to share!): led by Ann Lewis, Ellen Hrkach, et. al.
12-3pm CWG tear down and lunch together/after-conference socializing

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