WisRWA Calendar

Meeting Times

Oct 07
Green Bay
9:30 - 3:00; Comfort Suites, Green Bay

Join Green Bay members for a FREE Saturday workshop with Colleen Belongea. Colleen is a former LT. for the Green Bay Police Department, she is a Criminal Justice Instructor for NWTC, as well as a State of Wisconsin DOJ Instructor certified to teach in the LE Academy. Colleen will present the following workshops: 1. Women and Law Enforcement…why they get into LE, why they leave, promotions, etc. How to survive in the field, how to build a career in the field, what are quick career killers for women; 2. Defense and Arrest Tactics; and 3. Law enforcement responses & a LE officer’s perspective on the changes in society and challenges for officers. Detailed schedule forthcoming.
Oct 14
10:00-12:00 at Marathon County Library (2nd Floor Small Conference Room), 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau, WI

Marketing Continued. Learn how BookFunnel Bundles and Instafreebie can help you with marketing your book.
Oct 21
9:00-11:30 am at Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level)

Polish and Submit Workshop with Cheryl Yeko: Bring your query letter drafts, summaries, author bios, elevator speeches, pitches - whatever you would like to polish. We'll take a look at the whole process of submission and how to keep track of what you send out, the responses, and how to accept a rejection and move on.
Nov 01
Green Bay
11:30 - 3:00; 1951 West Restaurant,1951 Bond St, Green Bay

Planning Meeting for 2018 Area Programs
Nov 11
Chippewa Falls
10:00-12:30; 29 Pines at Sleep Inn & Suites, Eau Claire

Successful Storylines: Bring examples of your favorite, or least favorite, storylines. Why did this one work and that one did not? Are you having trouble with the storyline in your current project? Maybe we can help you brainstorm a fix. If you come away with nothing more than a good time with a group of fun ladies, you win!
Nov 18
9:00-11:30 am at Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level)

Planning Meeting for 2018 Area Programs and First Page Feedback We will be laying out strategy for our 2018 Programming Calendar for the first hour. Bring your ideas and be prepared to brainstorm about what would make for valuable seminars/presentations/talks/workshops. The second half of the meeting will be First Page Feedback. Bring the first page (or first 300 words) of your work-in-progress to read to the group. Members will offer comments about two things that they liked or worked well and one thing that might need improvement. In the past, this has provided our members with a nice boost to their confidence!

WisRWA Newsletter

2017 Write Touch Conference Schedule


 Friday, May 19

12:00-5:00 pm Registration (Hotel Lobby)
1:00-3:00 pm Board Meeting (Room #301)
5:15-5:30 pm Welcome/General Meeting (Great Lakes Complex)
5:30-6:30 pm Using Humor In Your Writing (Great Lakes Complex)
Christie Craig
6:30-7:15 pm Agent/Editor Q&A (Great Lakes Complex)
8:00-9:00 pm WisRWA’s Got Talent workshop (Great Lakes Complex)
7:00-10:00 pm Hors d’Oeuvres & Dessert Reception/Cash Bar (Turtle Room)

Saturday, May 20

7:00-9:00 am Radisson Farmhouse Breakfast Buffet (Grand Council Ballroom)
the Day
Agent/Editor Pitch Appointments (Iroquois Complex Back Hall)
8:30-10:20 am Conflict (Iroquois South)
Sarah MacLean
10:20-11:20 am Happily Ever After: Seven Secrets to Writing a Successful Romance (Iroquois South)
Virginia Kantra
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Awards Luncheon (Grand Council Ballroom)
1:10-2:10 pm Character Motivation (Iroquois South)
Christie Craig
2:10-3:10 pm Writing Strong He Said, She Said (And Everything They Didn’t Say) Writing Strong Dialogue
(Iroquois South)
Sarah MacLean
3:10-4:00 pm Snack Break!
3:30-5:00 pm Book Signing (Iroquois Pre-Function)
5:00 pm Silent Auction Winners Announced (Iroquois South)
5:30-7:30 pm Dinner (on your own)
7:30-8:30 pm Sex, Struggle, Intimacy, and Control: It’s Not (Just) About the Handcuffs (Iroquois South)
Virginia Kantra
8:30 pm-Midnight Hospitality Suite (Rooms 300 & 301)

Sunday, May 21

7:30-9:00 am Radisson Farmhouse Breakfast Buffet (Grand Council Ballroom)
8:30-10:30 am Master Class: Emotion—More Than Words (Iroquois South)
Virginia Kantra
10:30-10:50 am Snack Break!
10:50 am-12:50 pm Mastering Deep POV (Iroquois South)
Christie Craig
12:50-1:00 pm Closing Remarks

*Note that schedule is subject to change.

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