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Sedona Book & Arts Festival 2016

Workshop Tickets

ALL EVENT TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED IN ROOM 34

AT THE FESTIVAL

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You are cordially invited to attend a workshop for the Mind, the Body, or Spirit. The workshops are 1 – 2 hours in length OR One-on-One Consults for 15 to 30 minutes. General admission to the festival is $15 and includes entry to one workshop. Additional workshops are $10 each. General admission without a workshop is $10. Children under 12 are free.

Seating is limited for all workshops so please click on the appropriate button below to purchase tickets and register.

Sedona Book and Arts Festival
Yavapai College (OLLI)
4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona, Arizona 86336

LIST OF WORKSHOPS:

Saturday, September 10th  

9:00 am—10:00 am
A1. Room 8
$10
The Manuscript Journey – Kate Nagel Published Author; Balboa Press/Hay House, Kauila Project Coach.
Step-by-step strategies to transform your manuscript into a published work.

9:00 am—10:00 am
A2. Room 15
(FREE) Registration Required to Attend
Drawing Action Figures — Jan Marc Jan Marc Author, Artist /Janimals Comic Books.
This one hour workshop teaches hands on cartooning and drawing action figures.

9:00 am—11:20 am | Special Two Hour 20 minute Workshop
A3/B8. Room  28
$10
Self-Publishing Through Amazon– Melissa Bowersock
This special two hour workshop is being offered by an award winning author who writes in a variety of genres: action/adventure, paranormal, biography, fantasy, romance, and spiritual.

9:00 am—Noon
A4. Room 40
$10
ONE-ON-ONE 15 MINUTE CONSULTS —Jeanie Loiacono
Individual sessions on presenting a Pitch. Sign up for consult time in room 34.

9:00 am—11:00 am | Special Two Hour Workshop
A5. Room 39
$10
Writing for Diverse Markets/Generation to Generation – Douglas Westfall
Author/ Publisher of American History Books &  Historical Novels..

10:20 am—11:20 am
B6. Room 8
$10
The Business Side of the Arts — Debbie Ellington
Debbie is a CPA with Sterling Financial Services. She will be exploring  some of the finer points on The Business Side of the Arts. Topics Include: How artists can save money on certain deductions; Best practices on keeping track of income and expenses; How to setup your business to make money; and Tax planning.

10:20 am—11:20 am
B7. Room 15
(FREE ) Registration Required to Attend
Creating Super Heroes—Russ Kazmierczak
Learn how to make and design your own superhero, and tell a great story! This workshop will show you hot to create a storyline, develop characters, and use dialogue.

10:20 am—11:20 am
$10
B9. Room 40
Queries, Synopses & Manuscripts; Learn How to Submit for Publication-Jeanie Loiacono President and CEO of Loiacono Literary Agency.
Learn the format and content of a proper pitch in this extremely informative 1-hr workshop.

11:30AM – 1:30PM
(FREE)
Room 34
AUTHOR’S PANEL  11:30 am –1:00 pm
Three prize-winning Arizona authors — Jana Bommerscbach (fiction), James Bishop, Jr. (non-fiction), and Elizabeth Oakes (poetry) — will describe their love and addiction to writing, their techniques, and their plans to keep writing until they die! Writing is a full-time job, but these authors combine writing with living in many exciting ways. They not only observe life, they take an active part in it, by teaching, editing, and mentoring other writers. This is a rare opportunity to meet and talk with these fascinating authors, and author/panel moderator Anne Snowden Crosman (non-fiction).

1:30 pm—2:30 pm
C10. Room 8
$10
Performing Artists in Business —Shondra Jepperson
Business acumen for the performing artist who makes a living at what they do. Focus will be on how to sell and book yourself for gigs, shows and performances, skills in negotiating prices for your services,  simple contracting, & professional tools needed to promote yourself as a viable product including Do’s and Don’ts

1:30 pm—2:30 pm
C11. Room 15
(FREE) Registration Required to Attend
Author’s “Pass the Book” Reading Workshop
Up to 12 Students  will read an Author’s Children’s Book, 1-2 pages at a time, then pass the book to the next reader. Students and the Author will discuss the book topics, word usage, character development, storyline, etc.

1:30 pm—2:30 pm
D17. Room  28
Who Will Buy Your book? Identifying Your Audiences—Diane Phelps
This should be your first step as an author, certainly before finishing your book. Pinpointing the most likely buyers of your book is critical. All your marketing should be based on what you know about potential audiences. A worksheet supplied by the instructor will help you to determine your best audiences.

1:30 pm—2:30 pm
C13.  Room 40
$10
Steps to Becoming an Author—Jeanie Loiacone | President and CEO of Loiacono Literary Agency.
Learn what it takes to be an author and what is expected of an author.

1:30 pm—3:30 pm Special Two Hour  Workshop
C14. Room 39
Screenwriting History and Historic Novels- Douglas Westfall
This 2 hour workshop explores screenwriting for historic novels and investigates the use of artifacts, photographs and manuscripts.

3:00 pm—4:00 pm
D15. Room 8
Build Your Cold Reading Skills – Shondra Jepperson
Auditioning with material handed to you whether you’re going out for a stage or film role and/or a voice over read in a studio for the first time can be  extremely intimidating. This workshop will assist you on your way to building skills on how to perform a cold reading for producers and directors for shows you want to be in.

3:00 pm—4:00 pm
D16. Room 15
The Inspiring Story Behind Sofia and Pepe’s Adventures—Albert Monreal Quihuis
This workshop is about how I discovered my passion to write books that inspire children to learn about their culture, traditions, history and being proud of their heritage. Learn the story behind the story, its valuable lesions and the lessons I learned.

3:00 pm—4:00 pm
G30. Room 28
Revealing the Mystery of Witchcraft –  Sandra Wright
Join this award winning author and practicing Wiccan High Priestess for a discussion on writing authentic paranormal novels involving witchcraft and shamanism.

1:00 pm—4:00 pm
D18. Room 40
ONE-ON-ONE 15 MINUTE CONSULTS —Jeanie Loiacono
Individual sessions on presenting a Pitch. Sign up for consult time in room 34.

6:30 PM—8:00 PM
Room 34
$5
POETRY SLAM
All poets are welcome to compete for the $75 grand prize, $50 second and $25 third place prize. Tickets are $5 or FREE with Festival General Admission Ticket. Contact host Christopher Fox Graham at foxthepoet@yahoo.com  to sign up to be a poet in the SLAM.

To compete in the slam, poets will need three original poems, each lasting no longer than three minutes. No props, costumes nor musical accompaniment are permitted. The poets are judged Olympics-style by five members of the audience selected at random at the beginning of the slam.

Sunday, September 11th

8:00 am—9:00 am
(FREE)
Room 40
Yoga in the Morning—Naomi Rose
Sunday morning’s class will be a gentle yoga experience helping us open and stretch our bodies, minds, & spirits. Special focus will be on poses & movements to invite the flow of more creativity. All levels welcome. Bring a mat if you have one (Naomi will have plenty on hand for those who don’t).

9:00 am—10:00 am
$10
E19. Room 8
Slam Poetry 101– The Klute
Learn about poetry slam, from how it got started, to writing and performance tips. Hosted by The Klute, Arizona’s most recognizable voice on slam’s national stage, who has repped cities all around Arizona 10 times, semis and final stages.

9:00 am—10:00 am
E20. Room 15
(FREE) Registration Required to Attend
Drawing Action Figures –Jan Marc Jan Marc Author,
Artist /Janimals Comic Books. Hands on learning of how to draw your own Action Figures and Cartoons.

9:00 am—10:00 am
E21. Room 28
$10
Connecting to the Ultimate Creator ( An Experiential Workshop)—Luna Star Van Atta
Participants will experience meditations to manifest personal sacred space where the concepts and visions flow freely, meeting with spirit guides to help develop  creativity.

9:00 am—10:00 am
E22. Room 40
$10
Learn to Meditate and Discover the Power of Peace — Marjorie Muro
Certified Meditation Instructor from the McLean Meditation Institute. She is also an experienced Chaplain and Spiritual Counselor. This workshop is for those who want to learn to go to that place of deep silence, where real change occurs.

9:00 am—11:00 am | Special Two Hour Workshop
E23. Room 39
$10
Writing for Diverse Markets/Generation to Generation – Douglas Westfall
Author/ Publisher of American History Books & Historical Novels.

10:20 am—11:20 am
F24. Room 8
$10
How to Start, Write And Finish Your First Novel—Alan Black
Alan is a multi-genre publisher, writing novels since 1996, producing 17 novels and 1 non-fiction. An award-winning author with three #1 best-selling SciFi novels.

10:20 am—11:20 am
F25. Room 15
(FREE) Registration Required to Attend
Creating Super Heroes—Russ Kazmierczak
Students will learn how to make and design their own super hero, and tell a great superhero story! This workshop will discuss storyline, character development, conflict, and dialogue.

10:20 am—11:20 am
F26. Room 28
$10
Making Memories: Creating Online Photo Books –Janet Ruth
It’s easy to create your own soft or hard-bound books to showcase  your photography. Whether you want to make a vacation album, a scrapbook of a special event, a family history or memoire, or a photography portfolio, all the tools you need are online to make a beautiful, personal, and lasting photobook.

10:20 am—11:20 am
F27. Room 40
$10
The Manuscript Journey — Kate Nagel Published Author; Balboa Press/Hay House, Kauila Project Coach.
Step-by-Step strategies to transform your manuscript  into a published work.

1:30 pm—2:30 pm
G28. Room 8
$10
Essential Resources for Care-givers: Save Time, Save Money and Save Your Sanity ! ! !  – Dr. Camille Superson
Family caregivers, and non-caregivers alike will learn how to save thousands of dollars every single year with resources for products, services, and programs that are FREE. You won’t want to miss this workshop!

1:30 pm—2:30 pm
G29. Room 15
(FREE) Registration Required to Attend
Author’s “Pass the Book” Reading Workshop
Up to 12 Students will read an Author’s Children’s Book, 1-2 pages at a time, then pass the book to the next reader. Students and the Author will discuss the book topics, word usage, storyline, etc.

1:30 pm—2:30 pm
G30. Room 28
$10
Who Will Buy Your Book?  Identifying Your Audiences—Diane Phelps
This should be your first step as an author, certainly before finishing your book. Pinpointing the most likely buyers of your book is   critical. All your marketing should be based on what you know about potential audiences. Use a worksheet supplied by the instructor to determine your best audiences.

1:30 pm—2:30 pm
G31. Room 40
$10
Planetary Clearing Cycles And How They Are Affecting You— Dianne Hodges
Gain clarity on the increased intensity of  personal and planetary clearing cycles. Learn how to ground, clear, protect and balance your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies.

1:30 pm—3:30 pm | Special Two Hour Session
G32. Room 39
$10
Screenwriting History and Historic Novels- Douglas Westfall
This 2 hour workshop explores screenwriting for historic novels and investigates the use of artifacts, photographs and  manuscripts.

3:00 – 4:00 pm
H33. Room 8
$10
Building & Marketing Your Blog—Robin Harris
Identifying your audience • Choosing your strategy • Analysis &  Commentary • Promotional • Where & how to market your blog • Writing the easy way • 7 rules for punchy prose • How to find topics • What you need to know about SEO that will save you thousands.

3:00 – 4:00 pm
H34. Room 15
$10
OPTIMISM – A Strategy to Bring Happiness, Health, and  Harmony into Your Life—Susan Simon
Optimism leads to success, creates belief in self and clarity of purpose. It’s contagious! Learn the 33 reasons to be an  optimist.  Discover how to boost your optimism to achieve well-being. Join us for an hour of insight and camaraderie.

3:00 – 4:00 pm
H35. Room 28
$10
Unblocking Writer’s Block Using Hypnosis –Cynthia Beck
Cynthia has been a Certified Clinical Transpersonal Hypnotherapist for more than 15 years. A gifted communicator, she helps clients make wanted changes to overcome fear and anxiety and to get rid of what’s blocking you. She uses integrated hypnotherapy techniques such as guided imagery; progressive relaxation and positive suggestions to help clients to reach emotional, physical and spiritual well-being

3:00 – 4:00 pm
H36.Room 40
$10
Tap That!: Our Fingertips Heal Tyffany Howard
Tiffany loves to teach the tool that facilitates healing, awakening and creativity. Tapping is a simple self-help tool that enhances the spirit, mind and body connection. Learn how our fingertips heal and receive greater clarity, peace, enhanced  spiritual connection, constant flow of ideas, better health and more.

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