Schedule 2017

The 2017 AWSA Conference Schedule

Registration Now Open.  Click HERE.

Sunday, June 25 through Tuesday, June 27 Cincinnati, OH

Hilton Netherland Plaza


  • The Conference will start on Sunday – with prayer, early bird sessions and our opening banquet.
  • We will meet all day Monday, with a Night out for Dinner Monday Night
  • Our Golden Scroll Banquet/Brunch will be on Tuesday Morning.
  • The Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) will have an Author Bootcamp Tuesday afternoon.
  • The CBA floor show, will open on Wednesday thru Friday. (optional)
  • The Schedule Below is in Transition.  More to Come….


 Sunday AM Bonus Seminar
10:00 AM

Prayer Warrior Class – A prayer class where you can learn effective ways to pray over your life,
ministry and loved ones for protection, breakthroughs and victory. Walk-ins welcome. Come and
pray with us, for our conference and for our ministries and families. Come join us as you arrive!

Noon  AWSA Members only will have a reception/lunch.  Bring your wallet!
Noon Mentees only (Special guests invited by AWSA Members) Will have lunch with AWSA Mentors.


Sunday Afternoon Bonus Seminars (Table open for display, book giveaways, business cards, and one-sheets.)
Emcee Erica Wiggenhorn
1:00 PM “YOU Are Your Brand” – Suzanne Kuhn from Suzie Q.

Seminar For Mentees with Linda Gilden and Michelle Cox

2:30 PM  “Suzy Q Q & A” – Bring all your marketing/branding/event/book-sales questions! – Suzanne Kuhn.

Seminars for Mentees

4:00 PM Break
Sunday Late  Afternoon
4:00 PM Newbies meeting – Cynthia Cavenaugh
4:00 PM  Seminar for Mentees  – Linda Gilden and Michelle Cox
Sunday Evening
5:45 PM AWSA Reception*Husbands meet to go to dinner. Bring wallet.
Emcee  Carole Lewis
6:15 PM Dinner Starts
6:25 PM Welcome & Prayer: Rhonda & Linda
6:50 PM Special Music: Ginny Owens
7:00 PM Keynote Speaker: Jane Rubietta
8:00 PM Media Training & Member Intros with Anita Agers Brooks


Monday Morning – Come down early for breakfast!  7:30
Emcee Kathy Collard Miller
8:00 AM Prayer – Kristine Brown
8:05 AM Worship – Ginny Owens
8:25 AM Devotional –  Ginny Owens
9:05 AM Special AWSA Prayer Time with Linda Evans Shepherd.   Prayer time includes:
*Praying for Our Children and Families:
*Praying for Our Ministries:
*Praying for the People We Touch:
*Praying for Our Safety:
*Praying for Our Publishers, Meeting Planners and Women’s Ministries Directors
10:00 AM MENTEE Seminar – Linda Gilden and Michelle Cox
10:00 AM Special Seminar – Social Media with Edie Melson
11:30 AM Lunch
Emcee: Faith Blatchford
Prayer: Deb Haggerty
11:50 AM Our AWSA President: Karen Porter
11:55 AM Speaker: Karynthia Phillips
12:40 PM Announcements – Linda Evans Shepherd
12:45 PM Break
Monday Afternoon
1:00 PM Emcee: Edie Melson
1:10 PM Prayer: Janet Perez Eckles
1:10 PM How to Get Book Reviews:  Anita Agers Brooks
1:35 PM Panel: How to Create a Media Storm; facilitator:  Sue Badeau and team.
2:15 PM Break
2:25 PM Round Table Discussions 1 & 2
 4:00 PM   Break
  • Monday Late Afternoon
4:15 PM Emcee:  Cynthia Cavanaugh
4:15 PM Prayer:  Catherine Finger
4:20 PM Group Mastermind Session – Lead by Linda Evans Shepherd
5:20 PM Final Charge: Jennifer Kennedy Dean


Monday Evening
7:00 PM Food-Fun-Fellowship Saturday evening meal  (Bring Wallet)


Tuesday Morning


Tuesday AFTERNOON (2:00) Mentees go to Author Bootcamp at the Convention Center

11:00 Golden Scroll Awards Brunch

Recording Artist Ginny Owens, Musical Guest

Tuesday Golden Scroll Awards & Brunch  –Will be at the Hilton Netherland Plaza – Continental Ball Room
11:00 AM Emcee:  Cynthia Ruchti
Welcome  – Linda Evans Shepherd
Prayer – Rhonda Rhea
Musical Opening – Ginny Owens
Musical Parody for Editors and Publishers –
Martha Bolton Parody – Jeanie Gowen Dennis
Presentation of Golden Scroll Awards: Carol Kent & Linda Evans Shepherd
Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation
Keynote: Carol Kent
Musical Close – Ginny Owens
Prayer followed by photo ops. – Suzanne Kuhn
2:00 PM Close
Tuesday Afternoon
2:00 PM CBA Author Bootcamp
  • Roundtable Discussion & Workshops
Why You Should be a Hybrid (both traditionally and self-published) Author – Cheri Cowell
Writing Children’s Picture Books – Michelle Lazeruk
Branding/Calling – Karen Whiting
Fiction/Novel Writing – Cynthia Ruchti
All Things Blogging – Edie Melson
Radio/Podcasting Ministry – Cynthia Simmons
 MENTEE’s WORKSHOP 1 – How to Create Book ProposalsKathy Collard Miller
 MENTEE’s WORKSHOP 2 – Topic To Be Announced – Karen Jordan
Wednesday Thru Friday – CBA Floor Show Opens