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WWA Spring Conference

  • Sat, April 10, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Join WWA for our spring conference: After the Draft - More Than Just Craft. Our speakers and panelists will answer all your questions about what happens after you finishing writing you novel, memoir, poetry collection.

Meet Our Speakers: 

Christina Clancy 

Christina's debut novel, The Second Home, was released in June 2020 and will be available in paperback June 2021. The novel reflects her deep and abiding love for both Milwaukee, where she grew up and the town of Wellfleet, Cape Cod, where her family has had a home since the 1890s. The novel has been optioned by Tristar for a limited television series.

Christina received a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and taught English for almost a decade at Beloit College. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her very tall husband John and two children, Olivia and Tim.



Tim Storm

Tim Storm is an award winning writer and teacher whose work has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including Black Warrior Review, Copper Nickel, Short Story America, and Literary Hub. His passion for storytelling and its inner workings informs his teaching, editing, and mentoring. He runs an online writing school (stormwritingschool.com), which offers articles, worksheets, and courses geared toward helping writers hone their craft of engaging and moving stories.




Laurie Scheer

Laurie Scheer has assisted writers in the entertainment industry and at insitutions of higher learning throughout her diverse career as a producer, consultant and faculty member. As a professional speaker, she has participated in nationwide writing events. She has mentored hundreds of writers as they realize their writing success. Laurie is a co-founder of New Nature Writers, an organization dedicated to writing about nature. As an Aquarian, she has always wanted to bestow healing for the globe. She's currently writing near Joshua Tree National Park and is surrounded by cactus and mountain ranges that have many answers.




Christine DeSmet

Christine DeSmet is an author, a writing coach, critique professional, and writing instructor. She is a Distinguished Faculty Associate at University of Wisconsin-Madison Countinuing Studies where she created and directed the Writers' Institute for many years as well as the Write-By-The-Lake Writer's Workshop & Retreat. For the past three years she has been helping writers finish novels and hire agents or publishers in the UW-Madison "Pathway to Publication" coaching program.She writes the Fudge Shop Mystery Series set in Door County, Wisconsin, including the newest, Undercover Fudge. She has sold various novellas and has optioned screen plays.

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