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6th Annual Rochester Writers' Conference

The Sixth Annual Rochester Writers' Conference will once again be held at Oakland University in the Oakland Center. Early Bird Registration is available for only $99 per person until Monday, September 30 ($125 after that). With registration attendees will receive all day professional development sessions, refreshments, featured speakers, and lunch.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Check-in Registration

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Session One

• Who’s On First: Fiction Writing with Kelly Fordon

• Children’s Author Panel: Three Paths to Publication with Amy, Carol, and Ruth

• Query Letters for Novels with Dawne Prochilo

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Session Two

• Story Master’s Class Part 1: Story Structure with Stan Williams

• Avoid Wasting Time on Social Media with Joni Hubred-Golden

• Writing Press Releases with Andrea Walker

12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m. Lunch in the Oakland Room (pick up box lunches in the Heritage Room)

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Featured Speaker R.J. King

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Session Three

• Story Master’s Class Part 2: Irony, Goals and Plots with Stan Williams

• Author’s Platform with Alice Speilburg

• How to do a Killer Book Reading with Lev Raphael

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Session Four

• Agent Panel with Dawne and Alice

• Using Photos on Social Media with Erin Rawlings

• Self-Publishing Panel with Joe Ponepinto and Dora Badger

Attendees will be able to choose one presentation per session time at the conference. Schedule could change without notice – Rochester Writers reserves the right to add, subtract, or substitute any of the presentations and speakers. Thank you.

Registration and Details are available at

You must register and pay to attend through the Rochester Writers' Conference Site

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  • Michael D.

    104 attendees, 14 presenters, 12 sessions - all in one full day - thank you for your support!

    October 7, 2013

  • Janet P.

    Do we need to bring anything to registration?

    October 5, 2013

    • Michael D.

      You probably figured this out already, no you don't, just show up and tell us who you are.

      October 7, 2013

  • Sylvia M.

    Mapquest is not working for me I can not get directions to 2200
    North Squirrel Road. It is telling me I have to go though Pontiac. Any on out There know of a easier way to go?

    September 29, 2013

  • Sylvia M.

    I will be at the conference already paid the early bird registration

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Michael D.

    We have close to 50 signed-up so far!

    September 18, 2013

  • Sylvia M.

    Can I write you a check at next week meeting?

    1 · September 12, 2013

No one went

  • Michael D. +2
    Rochester Hills Writers Meetup Coordinator, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

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