11th Annual Berries, Bridges, & Books
June 27, 2020
Ponchatoula Community Center
300 North 5th Street
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Hosted by Creative Minds Writers Group of Ponchatoula
Berries, Bridges and Books Conference Schedule of Events
7:00-8:30: Vendor Setup
7:30-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30: Welcome by President Deborah Young and Kathryn Martin
8:35: Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Nancy Bourgeois
8:40- 9:25 Keynote Speaker Susan Mustafa
9:30-10:15- Brother Mockingbird- What We look for in Children’s Fiction
10:20- -10:55 Speaker- Dr. Larry Gray- Plays and Scripts
11:15-12:00 Speaker- RJ Lee- Publishing
12:00 -12:30: Lynette Vinet and Evelyn Sanders - Page Turners and Poetry contest winners announced. First-place winning entries read
12:30- 2:00: Lunch and Vendor Time
2:00-2:45- Speaker- Laura Ewald- Researching and Using True Facts for Fiction
2:50 - 3:35 Speaker- Kathy Mayeux- Tough Love Editing
3:40-3:55- Dessert Break
4:00-4:45- Dr. Mary Manhein From Non-fiction to Fiction to Children’s Series.
A Writing and Audience Transition.
4:50-5:00 Closing remarks and final door prizes
We will be hosting a Pre-Conference event again this year.
"Meet your Authors"
Hope you will join us for refreshments, mingling with authors, and conference guest.
Open to the general public.
Friday, June 28, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
The Art Station
146 West Oak Street, Ponchatoula, LA