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More WWA 2020 events coming in Burlington, Solon Springs, and Madison. Stay tuned for details. And the venerable Jade Ring Writing Contest for 2020 coming at you – look for the announcement soon.

    • Thu, March 12, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Miller Art Museum, 107 S 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

    There is no charge for this event, however, goodwill donations will be accepted.

    From the Boxing Ring to the Boardroom

    Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7 pm

    Miller Art Museum, 107 S 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 

    Being bullied as a south-side Milwaukee child can elicit many kinds of responses. For Hector Colon, his childhood trials led to the United Community Center boxing program (and seven subsequent USA National boxing titles).

    This same fierce determination to succeed nurtured in him the virtues of magnanimity, humility, courage, fortitude and temperance. Now, as CEO/President of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan, Hector daily embraces these personal and deep-rooted virtues.

    For the first time, Hector Colon and Judith Gwinn Adrian will introduce Hector’s journey and the 2020 book, "From the Boxing Ring to the Boardroom."

    This event is co-sponsored by Write-On Door County and the Wisconsin Writers' Association.

    • Sat, March 28, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Solon Springs Community Center 11523 S. Business Hwy 53 Solon Springs, WI

    There is no charge for this event, however, goodwill donations will be accepted.

    Cabin Fever Spring Rendezvous

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 8:30 am 12 Noon

    Solon Springs Community Center 11523 S. Business Hwy 53 Solon Springs, WI 

    8:30 - Registration (FREE) /reading slot sign-up/coffee & refreshments

    8:45 - Welcome & Info about St Croix Writers - Emcee Marty Russo

    9:00 - Presentation by Tom King - Your GPS for Writing Success

    5-minute break

    9:30 - Presentation by Naomi Musch - No Flat Stanleys: Creating Dimensional Characters that Grab Readers (fiction)

    10-minute break

    10:05 - Presentation by Sandy Nelson - Writing Our Life Stories (memoir)

    15-minute break

    10:45 - Readings by individuals who have signed up during registration

    This event is promoted in partnership with the St. Croix Writers.

    • Tue, April 07, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Milwaukee

    Dynamic Page at The Retreat

    with poet laureate Dasha Kelly – short fiction lifted from page to stage with voice over professionals, and real-time painting.

    April 7, 2020 7 PM.

    No Registration Needed. There is no charge for this event, however, goodwill donations will be accepted.

    Sponsored by WWA.

    • Thu, April 23, 2020
    • Sun, April 26, 2020
    • Various Locations in Green Bay

    Visit

    UntitledTown Book & Author Festival 2020

    Green Bay, Wisconsin, April 23-26, 2020

    WWA - Supporting Sponsor of this Event

    Check back often, more details to come...

    Learn more at https://2020.untitledtown.org/


    About the Festival

    Photo credit Kara Counard

    Where is the Book and Author Festival typically held?

    The Festival is held in venues all over Downtown Green Bay (mostly), in 10-14 different places, depending on how you count them. There are two reasons for this: 1.) there is not a single venue in the city that is large enough to contain UntitledTown, and 2.) showing off Downtown Green Bay is our (not so) secret agenda.

    That’s a lot of ground to cover! Discover more about the festival at:

    https://2020.untitledtown.org/about-untitledtown/about-the-festival/

    • Fri, May 08, 2020
    • Sat, May 09, 2020
    • Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center, 1 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901, (920) 230-1900


    Lakefly Writers Conference
    May 8-9, 2020 – Oshkosh, WI

    WWA - Supporting Sponsor of this Event

    1 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901, (920) 230-1900

     Ask for the Lakefly Conference/Writer’s Association rate of $99.99 for single or double occupancy. 
    (hotel reservations on your own)

    EVERYONE HAS A STORY! Join the Lakefly supportive community of writers at the Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center for the 6th annual two-day conference. Lakefly Writers Conference offers over a dozen workshops on the craft and business of writing designed to inspire and guide your creative journey.

    More Details Coming Soon!

    Register for the Lakefly Witers Conference HERE

    WWA Members Get your Lakefly discount code HERE you must be logged in as a member to view.

    • Sun, May 17, 2020
    • Sat, May 23, 2020
    • The Retreat Center at Cedar Valley Center & Spa, 5349 County Road D, West Bend, WI 53090 262.629.9202

    May 17-23, 2020

    WWA - Supporting Sponsor of this Event

    Check back often, more details to come...

    Learn more at https://nipbookcamp.wordpress.com/

    N-I-P Bookcamp is an intense, 6-day, 6-night, full-immersion workshop-retreat for writers in all genres working on a novel or creative nonfiction book. Whether you are working on your first novel, an Indie author, or an established writer looking for someone to bounce ideas off of, the Bookcamp will help you advance your manuscript and provide timely advice to get your work published.

    Space is limited, and there is a discount to register early. Only the first 13 registrants are guaranteed a single room. Additional, double rooms are available.

    The Bookcamp’s schedule offers instruction, critique sessions, discussions on the current publishing industry, one-on-one meetings about your project, and pitch sessions with literary agents.

    • Sat, June 13, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Galloway House & Village - 336 Old Pioneer Rd, Fond du Lac, WI 54935
    • 60
    Register

    WWA Saturday Morning

    Writing Historical Fiction Workshop

    WWA Signature Workshop

    (limit 60 seats)

    Details

    When:    Saturday June 13, 2020 - 9 am - 12 Noon

    Location: Galloway House & Village - 336 Old Pioneer Rd, Fond du Lac, WI 54935



    REGISTER

    Pricing & Registration

    Registration: $40* ($20.00 for WWA members) includes both workshop sessions.

    Registration Cutoff: When 60 seat capacity is filled.

    Vendor Registration: Sorry, No vendors at this event.


    Session descriptions

    Liz Tolsma - Turning History into Fiction, workshop session led by inspirational writer and best-selling author Liz Tolsma. 

    Maybe you have a great family story, or you heard an interesting tidbit of history you’d love to turn into a novel. Practically, how do you go about that? This 60-minute session followed by Q&A will explore what liberties you can and cannot take when using real people’s stories, when and how to change real-life history, how to do your research, and what pitfalls to watch out for along the way.

    Visit Liz online at LizTolsma.com 

    With five historical WWII books, and six novellas to her credit, Tolsma's most recent book The Pink Bonnet, released June 2019 is part of the True Colors Historical Stories of American Crimes Series.

      

    THE PINK BONNET TRAILER

    In recent news she is busy with her second book in romantic suspense, The Green Dress, and has recently signed a contract with Barbour Publishing for her third romantic suspense book in the True Colors Crime series The Gold Digger.


    Linda Jane Niedfeldt - Creating Snapshots to Build Your Characters and Story, workshop session led by author, writer, editor and photo-journalist Linda Jane (Janie) Niedfeldt.  

    The research process behind writing young adult historical fiction is an interesting journey that you can love nearly as much as writing itself. But where do you begin? What kind of research is available for building historically accurate interesting characters and stories? This 60-minute session followed by Q&A will explore how to walk through the many layers of research available and how to use eyewitness accounts, children’s resource books, microfilm, church histories, and, even, Google to picture people in a specific place and year. Through slides and discussions, the class will focus on the late 1920s when German-Russian people fled Russia. 

    Visit Janie online at lindajaneniedfeldt.com

    Linda Jane (Janie) Niedfeldt published two children's historical fiction novels in the 1990s, then added a third in the series in 2018. A German-Russian girl, Lisenka, is the main character in each book. Janie's current publishing project is an adventure memoir, comprised of 154 vignettes from experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail with her husband and four kids. For more information go to lindajaneniedfeldt.com

    The Lisenka series:

    • RED as in Russia and Measles and Love
    • GREEN as in Springtime, New Life, and God’s Will
    • WHITE as Christmas Snow, a Candle’s Glow, and Heaven’s Robe

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    *Registration Fee Refunds

    Your registration fee, is wholly refundable on request up to Monday, June 1, 2020. After June 1 no refund is available.

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