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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.

    • 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.


    WWA Members & Friends:     The COVID-19 coronavirus risk is significant. The WWA is monitoring these risks with our members and the public in mind. As such, WWA encourages members to check on the status of WWA events before planning to attend to ensure that the event or activity has not been canceled due to elevated concerns. If an event is scheduled to take place, WWA encourages you to use your best judgement for your own health and consider the health of other attendees if you have symptoms. WWA will carefully consider the risks posed before canceling an event.  


           For further info re COVID19, please see https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus

    • Thu, April 09, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Has Social Distancing Got You Feeling Distant?

    Grab your favorite beverage and Join WWA

    Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 6:15 p.m.

    FREE Online Happy Hour & Open Mic


    Register TODAY to get email reminders about the event, or

    Click on the button below on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 6:15 p.m.


    JOIN THE EVENT


    The WWA creative community is too important to let a global pandemic get in the way of supporting our writers and authors.

    We aim to share experiences and knowledge while encouraging writers in their pursuit of this most noble art.

    Until the pandemic is over, we'll meet online. Prep your light refreshments and stories and settle in at your computer, iPad, or smartphone. Join us via our Zoom platform for our Open Mic during a WWA Coffee Chat or Happy Hour.

    Just follow this link to join the Zoom Meeting.

    https://zoom.us/j/3253220551

    Meeting ID: 325 322 0551

    If Zoom asks to download an app, allow it.

    Here's a quick tutorial about the Zoom meeting window:
    https://blink.ucsd.edu/technology/file-sharing/zoom/guide/navigation.html

    We'll spend the first few minutes at the beginning of our meeting showing you around. You'll soon feel at home in our new "room."

    You can also join us by phone: dial 312 626 6799.

    Join us during any WWA Online event in April - the Zoom link will stay the same. To get reminders for each event, you will need to register for every occasion.

    The link will be resent in event reminder emails.

    For any other questions, don't hesitate to contact me! Kpekrul.editor@gmail.com, or give me a call at 920 602 6151.

    • Tue, April 14, 2020
    • 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Has Social Distancing Got You Feeling Distant?

    Grab a Cuppa and Join WWA

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 11:15 a.m.

    FREE Online Coffee Chat & Open Mic


    Register TODAY to get email reminders about the event, or

    Click on the button below on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 11:15 a.m.


    JOIN THE EVENT


    The WWA creative community is too important to let a global pandemic get in the way of supporting our writers and authors.

    We aim to share experiences and knowledge while encouraging writers in their pursuit of this most noble art.

    Until the pandemic is over, we'll meet online. Prep your light refreshments and stories and settle in at your computer, iPad, or smartphone. Join us via our Zoom platform for our Open Mic during a WWA Coffee Chat or Happy Hour.

    Just follow this link to join the Zoom Meeting.

    https://zoom.us/j/3253220551

    Meeting ID: 325 322 0551

    If Zoom asks to download an app, allow it.

    Here's a quick tutorial about the Zoom meeting window:
    https://blink.ucsd.edu/technology/file-sharing/zoom/guide/navigation.html

    We'll spend the first few minutes at the beginning of our meeting showing you around. You'll soon feel at home in our new "room."

    You can also join us by phone: dial 312 626 6799.

    Join us during any WWA Online event in April - the Zoom link will stay the same. To get reminders for each event, you will need to register for every occasion.

    The link will be resent in event reminder emails.

    For any other questions, don't hesitate to contact me! Kpekrul.editor@gmail.com, or give me a call at 920 602 6151.

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

    Visit

    UntitledTown Book & Author Festival 2020

    POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Due to concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Please stay tuned for further updates.

    Read the public full statement HERE


    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/


    WWA Members & Friends:     The COVID-19 coronavirus risk is significant. The WWA is monitoring these risks with our members and the public in mind. As such, WWA encourages members to check on the status of WWA events before planning to attend to ensure that the event or activity has not been canceled due to elevated concerns. If an event is scheduled to take place, WWA encourages you to use your best judgement for your own health and consider the health of other attendees if you have symptoms. WWA will carefully consider the risks posed before canceling an event.  


           For further info re COVID19, please see https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus


    • Sat, April 25, 2020
    • 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Has Social Distancing Got You Feeling Distant?

    Grab your favorite beverage and Join WWA

    Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 4:15 p.m.

    FREE Online Happy Hour & Open Mic


    Register TODAY to get email reminders about the event, or

    Click on the button below on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 4:15 p.m.


    JOIN THE EVENT


    The WWA creative community is too important to let a global pandemic get in the way of supporting our writers and authors.

    We aim to share experiences and knowledge while encouraging writers in their pursuit of this most noble art.

    Until the pandemic is over, we'll meet online. Prep your light refreshments and stories and settle in at your computer, iPad, or smartphone. Join us via our Zoom platform for our Open Mic during a WWA Coffee Chat or Happy Hour.

    Just follow this link to join the Zoom Meeting.

    https://zoom.us/j/3253220551

    Meeting ID: 325 322 0551

    If Zoom asks to download an app, allow it.

    Here's a quick tutorial about the Zoom meeting window:
    https://blink.ucsd.edu/technology/file-sharing/zoom/guide/navigation.html

    We'll spend the first few minutes at the beginning of our meeting showing you around. You'll soon feel at home in our new "room."

    You can also join us by phone: dial 312 626 6799.

    Join us during any WWA Online event in April - the Zoom link will stay the same. To get reminders for each event, you will need to register for every occasion.

    The link will be resent in event reminder emails.

    For any other questions, don't hesitate to contact me! Kpekrul.editor@gmail.com, or give me a call at 920 602 6151.

    • 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

    EVENT CANCELED

    Learn more here

    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.


    WWA Members & Friends:      The COVID-19 coronavirus risk is significant. The WWA is monitoring these risks with our members and the public in mind. As such, WWA encourages members to check on the status of WWA events before planning to attend to ensure that the event or activity has not been canceled due to elevated concerns. If an event is scheduled to take place, WWA encourages you to use your best judgement for your own health and consider the health of other attendees if you have symptoms. WWA will carefully consider the risks posed before canceling an event.  


           For further info re COVID19, please see https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus

    • 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.


    WWA Members & Friends:     The COVID-19 coronavirus risk is significant. The WWA is monitoring these risks with our members and the public in mind. As such, WWA encourages members to check on the status of WWA events before planning to attend to ensure that the event or activity has not been canceled due to elevated concerns. If an event is scheduled to take place, WWA encourages you to use your best judgement for your own health and consider the health of other attendees if you have symptoms. WWA will carefully consider the risks posed before canceling an event.  


           For further info re COVID19, please see https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus


    • Wed, May 27, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Center for Well-Being Lake Country, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland, WI 53029
    • 13
    Register

    Book to Film Workshop is

    Back on...


    WWA Book to Film Workshop

    WWA Signature Workshop

    (limit 30 seats)

    Details

    When:    Wednesday May 27, 2020 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location: The Center for Well-Being Lake Country

    301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland, WI 53029



    REGISTER

    Pricing & Registration

    Registration: $30* ($15.00 for WWA members) includes both workshop sessions.

    Registration Cutoff: When 30 seat capacity is filled.

    Vendor Registration: Sorry, No vendors at this event.


    Session descriptions


    Sara Dahmen

    Book to Film, led by acclaimed Wisconsin author Sara Dahmen, this is a fast-moving ninety-minute workshop with everything you need to know and didn't know you needed to know about taking your book to film. These days, it has never been more possible than now, when creators and streaming media is hungry for original work. Learn all about the steps, processes, and hurtles to get your novel into the media, with hands-on interactive tasks and rolling Q&A so you can collect everything you want to know about this aspect of our industry.

    https://www.saradahmen.com/


    Joanne Nelson

    Author and teacher Joanne Nelson will lead the workshop session - Crafting Story: The Art of Close Attention. This interactive session focuses on exercises and discussion designed to re-energize rich moments of memory, create vivid sensory details, and structure narrative flow in compelling ways. We will practice paying close attention and learn how increased awareness of the present can help us craft our stories that must be told. Bring plenty of paper or a laptop, and a desire to spend time learning, laughing, and, of course, writing! wakeupthewriterwithin.com

    *Registration Fee Refunds

    Your registration fee, is wholly refundable on request up to Friday, January 31, 2020. After January 31 no refund is available.


    WWA Members & Friends:     The COVID-19 coronavirus risk is significant. The WWA is monitoring these risks with our members and the public in mind. As such, WWA encourages members to check on the status of WWA events before planning to attend to ensure that the event or activity has not been canceled due to elevated concerns. If an event is scheduled to take place, WWA encourages you to use your best judgement for your own health and consider the health of other attendees if you have symptoms. WWA will carefully consider the risks posed before canceling an event.  


           For further info re COVID19, please see https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus


    • Sat, June 13, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Galloway House & Village - 336 Old Pioneer Rd, Fond du Lac, WI 54935
    • 59
    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.


    WWA Members & Friends:     The COVID-19 coronavirus risk is significant. The WWA is monitoring these risks with our members and the public in mind. As such, WWA encourages members to check on the status of WWA events before planning to attend to ensure that the event or activity has not been canceled due to elevated concerns. If an event is scheduled to take place, WWA encourages you to use your best judgement for your own health and consider the health of other attendees if you have symptoms. WWA will carefully consider the risks posed before canceling an event.  


           For further info re COVID19, please see https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus


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