WWA Annual Fall Conference

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2018 WWA Conference

70th Anniversary Celebration

September 21-22

Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel

375 S Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005

2018 Mail In Registration Form

Online Registration Form

Friday Evening Keynote: 
Jerry Apps

Struggles and Successes: What WWA Has Meant to Me


Breakout Session Presenters
Christine DeSmet: A New Publishing Norm: Write in a “Cinematic” Way
Robb Grindstaff: Dialogue: The Story Driver
Silvia Acevedo: Creating Compelling Characters
Valerie Biel: Building Your Author Image On Line
Kira Henschel: Free Book Marketing Tools: Promoting Your Title on a Tight Budget
Matt Geiger: Marking It Strange: Using Humor to Broaden Readers’ Vision
Marshall Cook: How to Tame Our Beautiful, Chaotic, Ever-changing Language
Dr. Patricia McConnell: The Education of Will
Barry Wightman: What Editors Do
Laurel Yourke: Deep Revision
Kim Suhr: The Wind-up and the Pitch: Presenting Your Work to Agents and Editors


Optional Pitch Sessions 


Jennie Goloboy, Donald Maass Literary Agency (SF& Fantasy)

Cynthia Zigmund, Second City Publishing Services (Nonfiction & Mysteries)

Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary Agency (Romance, Women, YA & Middle Grade)

Kimbal McCollum, The Purcell Agency (YA & Middle Grade)


Kira Henschel of Henschel Haus Publishing

Philip Martin from Crickhollow Books

Author & Vendor Expo 

Authors and vendors with services for writers (such as editing, publishing, marketing, and web design) are invited to rent display space during the Wisconsin Writers Conference on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9:00am to 5pm.


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