WisRWA Calendar

May 19
2017 WisRWA Conference
May 19 - 21, 2017
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Featuring best-selling authors Christie Craig, Virginia Kantra, and Sarah MacLean.

Register now under the Conference tab!

Meeting Times

Apr 05
Green Bay
11:30-3:00 - 1951 West Restaurant,1951 Bond St, Green Bay

PERSONAL BRANDING: We all know about product branding - Nike's “Just Do It,” for example - but have you heard about personal branding? Gini Athey will present a Five-Point Personal Branding program and suggest ways to connect it to our writing and promotion of our books.
Apr 15
9:00-11:30 - Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level)

PITCH PRACTICE with Literary Agent Abby Saul of Lark Group, who will share some tips, dos and don’ts, as well as insider info on romance trends. Tighten up your pitch for the May Conference in Green Bay. Get feedback on your opening hook and your query letter. Whatever you need, Abby can give insight from her end as a publishing partner. Bring your first page, your latest query letter, and your pitch.
Apr 15
11:15-1:15 - Vino Latte

WHAT'S THE SECRET TO MAKING A ROMANCE NOVEL POP? The answer is mystery, suspense, and tension, using a wide range of tried-and-true, nuanced techniques that can spice up any story and keep readers turning pages and coming back for more.
Apr 29
Chippewa Falls
10:00-12:30 - 29 Pines @ Sleep Inn & Suites

STRENGTHENING OUR WORDS for Better Storytelling - We exercise our muscles and feed our bodies healthy foods (most of the time). But what about our brains? What about our writing skills? Stronger words make for a stronger story which makes for better sales. So join us for a discussion on this important topic!

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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