Word Nerds Writers' Conference


Sign up here: http://www.gdrwa.org/conference-2017.html

Keynote Speaker: Beverly Jenkins
2017 Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Awardee
USA Today Bestselling Author
2013 NAACP Image Award Nominee

Ms. Jenkins is an American author of historical and contemporary romance novels with a particular focus on 19th century African-American life.

Workshop by Deb Dixon: Goal, Motivation, and Conflict 
Publisher for BelleBooks 
Vice President Emeritus RWA

Book pitches will be taken by agents and editors! 
Janna Bonikowski – The Knight Agency
Deb Dixon – BelleBooks
Tara Gelsomino – Crimson Romance (a division of Simon & Schuster)
Stephanie Doig – Carina Press

The Word Nerds Writers’ Conference Schedule
October 20th – 21st

Friday, October 20, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Registration
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Preglow: This includes write-in, group critiques, and pitch practice.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:30 am – 8:30 am: Registration

7:30 am – 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast Served

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Keynote Address and Conference Kick Off – Ms. Beverly Jenkins

9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Presentation: GMC – Goal Motivation Conflict – Ms. Deb Dixon 

10:30 am – 10:45 am: Morning Break

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch Served

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm:
Session A: Deb Dixon: Integrating GMC with the Hero’s Journey
Session B: Agent/Editor panel

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Author Network & Mixer

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
10 Minute Pitch Sessions (Author’s must sign up at registration)

Pricing Information:

Greater Detroit RWA member: $85
RWA member $110
Non-RWA member $120

Get $10 off with the early bird special if you sign up before July 31, 2017! 

Hotel Information

A block of rooms will be available at a discounted price. 
Conference space is limited, so make sure to register early!

Hotel Information:
Detroit Troy Marriott in Troy, Michigan
200 W Big Beaver Rd., Troy MI 48084
(248) 680-9797

LINK for block of rooms: http://goo.gl/9PrGmY

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