2018 Conference Schedule

 

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WWA Annual Conference

70thBirthday Celebration

September 21-22, 2018

Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield

 

 

Friday, September 21

Registration Opens  4:30-6:00 pm      Milwaukee Ballroom Promenade

 

Dinner                        Milwaukee Ballroom

6:00-7:00 pm with 70thBirthday cake celebration

Keynote Speaker        7:00 – 7:45 pm  Jerry Apps

Breakout readings (Participants are invited to share an excerpt of their work)   7:45 – 9:00 pm

Fiction – Wisconsin Room 3

Poetry – Wisconsin Room 4

Non-Fiction – Wisconsin Room 6

 

Saturday, September 22

Registration                            7:00 – 900 am   Lobby

Continental Breakfast          7:30 – 9:00 am – Milwaukee Ballroom

Welcome & Review Day      9:00 – 9:15

Vendor Room Open             9:15 am

Presentations                        9:30 – 10:30 am

Patricia McConnell: The Education of Will – Wisconsin Room 3

Silvia Acevedo: Creating Compelling Characters – Wisconsin Room 4

Valerie Biel: Building Your Author Image On Line – Wisconsin Room 6

Robb Grindstaff: Dialogue: The Story Driver – Wisconsin Room 7

Presentations                        10:45 – 11:45

Kira Henschel: Free Book Marketing Tools: Promoting Your Title on a Tight Budget – Wisconsin Room 3

Marshall Cook: How to Tame Our Beautiful, Chaotic, Ever-changing Language – Wisconsin Room 4

Kim  Suhr: The Wind-up and the Pitch: Presenting Your Work to Agents and Editors – Wisconsin Room 6

Laurel Yourke: Deep Revision – Wisconsin Room 7

Lunch                                   Noon – 1:00 pm – Milwaukee Ballroom

Jade Ring Presentation                  1:00-1:30 pm – MC – Barry Wightman

Visit Vendor Room               1:45 – 2:15 pm

Agent/Publisher Pitches       1:45 – 4:00 pm – Milwaukee Ballroom

Jade Ring Readings              1:45 – 3:00 pm – Wisconsin Room 3

 

 

Presentations                        3:15-4:00

Christine DeSmet: A New Publishing Norm: Write in a “Cinematic” Way – Wisconsin Room 4

Barry Wightman: What Editors Do – Wisconsin Room 6

Matt  Geiger: Marking It Strange: Using Humor to Broaden Readers’ Vision – Wisconsin Room 7

Appetizers                            4:00-4:45 pm – Milwaukee Ballroom

Agent/Publisher  Panel        4:15-4:45 pm – Milwaukee Ballroom

Raffle Announcement           4:45-5:00 pm – Milwaukee Ballroom

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