Writers and wannabes: free writers workshop in Bay View July 15!
July 6, 2012
A free writers workshop organized by nationally published writers will be hosted at Alchemist Theatre (2569 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee) in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood on Sunday, July 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Born out of frustration at the lack of locally available educational and networking opportunities for today’s writers, Alchemy for Writers 101;-) – as part of the theater’s Project Empty Space programming designed to link artistic professionals – is limited to 50 participants. The aim is to attract beginning writers as well as those wanting to expand into a different medium, whether for profit or byline. Information about the conference can be found here.
Beginning at 1 p.m., a talent pool of local writers – joined by Milwaukee Magazine Senior Editor Howie Magner – will speak about the writer-editor relationship in today’s economy. Next will be a series of presentations, followed by question and answer sessions, about topics concerning writing.
- “How to Write Off Your Vacation”: Kristine Hansen (freelance food/wine/travel writer for publications including TIME Magazine and Wine Enthusiast)
- “Super Stewardship Writing”: Susan Suleski (Marquette University staff writer)
- “Effective Nonfiction Book Proposals”: Lisa Kaiser (Shepherd Express Assistant Editor who received total publishers’ advances from HarperCollins and Rodale exceeding $300,000)
- “Perfect Proofing in 19 Minutes”: Carrie O’Connor and Abbie Amadio (Medical College of Wisconsin editorial assistants)
- “Digital Buzz for Your Digital Book”: David Thome (author of “Fast Lane,” a romance novel plus 20 screenplays and a Marquette University lecturer)
- “How to Hit ’Em Hard and Hit ’Em Fast”: Robert Vaughan (“Flash Fiction Fridays” host for WUWM 89.7 FM’s “Lake Effect”)
- “The First Pitch: Perfecting Queries”: Sheila Julson (her fiction manuscript “Thorn” made it to round two of Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Contest in 2011)
Interested writers can reserve their spot here. While a $1 registration fee is required, this is fully refundable at the conference. Organized by the Bay View Writers Group, a small group of writers who have met since 2003 as a critique and support group, there are plans to offer a second workshop in 2013. Details will be announced at a later date.
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