WisRWA Calendar

Mar 01
Last Day to Enter Fabulous Five Contest
March 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST is the last day the Fab Five Contest will accept entries. Entries cap at 35 entries per category and all entries received after the deadline will be returned.

For more information: www.wisrwa.org/contests/contest-fab-five
Oct 06
WisRWA 2018 Fall Workshop
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Fall Workshop on October 5-6, 2018 at the Grand Lodge Waterpark Resort, Rothschild, WI. For more information, click the Workshop tab.
Apr 05
WisRWA 2019 Write Touch Conference
Mark your calendars for the 2019 Write Touch Conference April 5-7, 2019 at the Milwaukee Hyatt in beautiful downtown Milwaukee. The conference will feature Maya Rodale as keynote speaker, and Lisa Cron as one of the headliners. More details to follow!

Meeting Times

Mar 07
Green Bay
11:30-2:00; 1951 West, 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay

How to Write a Series

Green Bay Area member, Steven Mitchell will share her process on how to write a successful series.
Mar 10
Chippewa Falls
10-12:30; Deb’s Café, 1120 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Fear of Writing and Publishing: Success and/or Failure

Is fear holding you back from realizing your dream? Are you afraid of the writing/publishing process, afraid of failing after all your best efforts, or, yes, even afraid of actually succeeding? Then this discussion is for you.
Mar 10
10:00 - 12:00; Marathon County Library, 300 North First Street, Wausau WI

The Nitty Gritty Down & Dirty – Truth About Writing the Break-out Block-Buster Novel

A fun guide to plotting: Why start from scratch and reinvent storytelling? This workshop is a guide that reveals the structure and elements in huge bestsellers. We will see how successful authors break out by satisfying readers’ needs.
Mar 17
11:00-2:30; Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level), 2500 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa

Get Ready to Indie!

WisRWA Member, Nicolette Pierce will share details about self-publishing. Find out if self-publishing is right for you, when to know if you're ready and many more things surrounding this type of publishing.

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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.