The Secure The Seat Writers Retreat 2020

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The Secure The Seat Writers Retreat 2020 is a two-day Virtual Writing Experience.
The retreat kicks off on Friday, May 15th at 11 a.m. ET and ends on Saturday, May 16th at 8 p.m. ET.
Sessions Include:
  • Virtual Fireside chats with award-winning and best-selling authors from various literary genres including Children's, Memoir, Business/Career, Fiction, and Non-Fiction.
  • Classes on Branding, Self-Publishing, Traditional Publishing, and Building Your Audience.
  • Hear from Veteran Editors and Literary Agents.
  • One-on-One Opportunities to Receive Feedback with our expert retreat facilitators.
  • Mindfulness Practice and Yoga.
  • Participate in group discussions and exchange ideas.
  • Access to Writers Block (networking at the end of each day) with our Resident Retreat DJ
  • And of course---time to Learn, Create, and Write!

Who are some of the authors and experts you're going to hear from?
NY Times Best-Selling Authors: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi (AntiRacist and Stamped) and Eve Rodsky (Fair Play).
Award-winning Authors and Critically Acclaimed Writers: Natashia Deon (Grace); Katura Hudson (I'm A Big Sister Now); Steven G. Fullwood (Black Gay Genius); Maxie McCoy (You're Not Lost); Kanika Tolver (Career Rehab); Karen Fleshman (Doing Our Part to End Racism); Michelle King (The Fix), and Minda Harts (The Memo).
Literary Agent: Monica Odom (Odom Media Management)
Senior Editor: Kara Rota (Chicago Review Press)
Archivist: Miranda T. Mims (Nomadic Archivist Project)
Branding Strategist: Stephen A. Hart (Brand You Academy)
Mediation and Wellness Coach: Yemsrach (Yemmie) Tekletsadik
Resident DJ: Steve Vassor
ALL writers and aspiring writers are welcome to attend and participate.
Don't delay that idea you've been sitting on for years--Come Secure Your Seat!

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Schedule

· Sessions
One-On-One Paid Consulting Session (Literary Agent)
Monica Odom
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Welcome
Event  Manager
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Meditation and Wellness with Yemmie
Yemsrach Tekletsadik
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Writing Exercise and Prompt
Event  Manager
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Striking A Balance with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Ibram Kendi Event  Manager
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Working With An Agent with Monica Odom
Monica Odom
· Networking
Attendee Networking
· Stage
Secure A Book Deal with Kanika Tolver
Event  Manager Kanika  Tolver
· Stage
The Role of an Editor with Kara Rota
Kara Rota
· Networking
Attendee Networking
· Stage
Building An Audience with Steven Fullwood and Minda Harts
Steven G Fullwood Event  Manager
· Stage
End of Day Reflection and Meditation with Yemmie
Yemsrach Tekletsadik
· Networking
Networking/Reflection
Yemsrach Tekletsadik
· Stage
Writer's Block with DJ Steve Vassor
Steve Vassor
· Stage
Welcome Back
Event  Manager
· Stage
Meditation and Wellness with Yemmie
Yemsrach Tekletsadik
· Stage
Build Your Brand For Maximum [LONG TERM] Impact with Stephen A. Hart
Stephen A. Hart
· Stage
Writing Exercise and Prompt
Event  Manager
· Stage
Children's Publishing with Katura Hudson and Karen Fleshman
Karen Fleshman Katura Hudson
· Sessions
One-On-One Paid Consulting Session (Branding)
· Stage
Deep Work and Ideation with Michelle King
Michelle King
· Stage
The Road To Becoming A NY Times Best-Seller with Eve Rodsky
Eve Rodsky Event  Manager
· Stage
Ghost Writing with Maxie McCoy
Maxie McCoy
· Stage
Writing Exercise and Prompt
Event  Manager
· Networking
Writing Feedback/Networking
· Sessions
One-On-One Paid Consulting Session (Editor)
Kara Rota
· Stage
Storytelling with Natashia Deon and Miranda Mims
Miranda Mims
· Stage
End of Day Reflection and Meditation with Yemmie
Yemsrach Tekletsadik
· Stage
Writer's Block with DJ Steve Vassor
Steve Vassor
· Sessions
One-On-One Paid Consulting Session Minda Harts
Event  Manager
· Stage
Extended
Steve Vassor

Speakers

Monica Odom
Monica Odom

Literary Agent and Founder

Karen Fleshman
Karen Fleshman

Founder, Racy Conversations

Minda  Harts
Minda Harts

Author, The Memo

Yemsrach Tekletsadik
Yemsrach Tekletsadik

CEO

Ibram Kendi
Ibram Kendi

NY Times Best-Selling Author

Steven G Fullwood
Steven G Fullwood

Author and Co-Founder

Stephen A. Hart
Stephen A. Hart

Branding Consultant, Brand You Academy

Steve Vassor
Steve Vassor

Resident DJ

Kanika  Tolver
Kanika Tolver

Author, Career Rehab

Katura Hudson
Katura Hudson

Author, I'm A Big Sister Now

Michelle King
Michelle King

Author, The Fix

Gabe Harts
Gabe Harts

Event Manager

Kara Rota
Kara Rota

Sr. Editor, Chicago Review Press

Event  Manager
Event Manager

The Memo

Maxie McCoy
Maxie McCoy

You're Not Lost

Eve Rodsky
Eve Rodsky

Fair Play

Miranda Mims
Miranda Mims

Special Collections Archivist

The event is over

Hosted by

Minda Harts

Minda is an assistant professor of public service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the founder of The Memo LLC,