Summer Writers Roundup will take place Saturday, June 21, at the Billings Public Library. Admission is free. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
10 a.m.: Doors open. Book sales and autographs will be available all conference hours.
10:30-10:45 a.m.: Introduction of panelists
10:45 a.m.-noon: Question and answer session aimed at answering how to begin writing; why to write; how to balance work, family and writing; how to deal with writer's block; and other questions.
Noon-12:45 p.m.: Break for lunch (bring your own food and beverage). Book sales continue.
12:45 p.m.-2 p.m.: Self-publishing versus traditional publishing. Question and answer session aimed at sharing experiences with being published and discussing the pros and cons of each kind of publishing.
2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.Marketing your book. Question and answer session discussing agents, researching publishers, writing contests, finding distributors for self-published works, and learning the odds of becoming a best-selling writer.
4:30 p.m.: Closing remarks
Participating authors include Cynthia Berst, Cullene Bryant, Casey Dawes, Barbara Graham, Janet Muirhead Hill, Danell Jones, Craig Lancaster, Brian Logsdon, Wallace Madding, Patrick McDonald, Marcia Melton, Jim Moore, Russell Rowland, Andrew Seddon M.D., Karen Stevens, Tom Thayer, Allen Tucker and Dick Waltner.