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Writing Away Refuge Virtual Pitch Retreat over Zoom. Schedule for April 13-14, 2024

"I wanted to take a moment and offer you my most sincere thanks. I signed with Katie Reed today. Your support made all the difference. This organization has been such a blessing in my life."  --Cherisa Jerez, Writing Away Member who pitched Katie Reed at our Writing Away Weekend Virtual Retreat in January 2023.

(Please note that all times are Central Standard Time--CST)


Saturday, April 13th Schedule (Central Standard Time)


8:50 AM (CST)- Sign-in


9:00 AM-10:00 AM—What Makes a Winning Query Letter?—Stephanie Winter


10:00 AM-10:15 AM (Break)


10:15 AM-11:30 AM—Why the Writing You Do About Your Writing is as Important

as the Writing Itself—Katharine Sands


11:30 AM—11:45 AM–(Break)


11:45 AM—12:45 PM—Practice Pitching for attendees (writers with pitch sessions today should pitch first. There will also be practice pitches tomorrow.)


12:45 PM—12:50 PM—Prize Drawings / Wrap-up


1:00 PM—4:00 PM (CST)—Individual pitch sessions with Stephanie Winter


1:00 PM—4:00 PM (CST)—Individual pitch sessions with Miriam Cortinovis

4:15 PM--7:15 PM (CST)—Individual Pitches with Mara Hollander



Sunday. April 14th Schedule (Central Standard Time)


8:50 AM—Sign-in (CST)


9:00 AM-10:15 AM—Self-Editing—Joyce Scarbrough


10:15 AM—10:30 AM—(Break)


10:30 AM-11:30 AM—Watching Movies to Make You as Better Writer—Bryan Young


11:30 AM—11:40 AM—Break


11:40 AM—12:40 PM—Practice Pitches for folks with Sunday Pitches

12:40 PM—12:45 PM—Wrap-up


1:00 PM—4:00 PM (CST)—Individual Pitches with Sobi Burbano

4:15 PM—7:15 PM (CST)—Individual Pitches with Katharine Sands

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