Come see us in action!

These are events we’ll be speaking at, and where we’ll be helping authors to learn how to share their stories.

We have our upcoming events listed below, with the next upcoming event at the top. All events have links for more information and to register – be sure to take some time and invest in your writing!

If you are looking for a speaker at your next workshop or conference, be sure to visit our Speaking Engagements page. We have presented on a variety of publishing related subjects to a wide range of audience types, including groups of elementary school students, published and soon-to-be-published writers and authors, senior writing groups, and various business groups. We would be happy to discuss how we might address the needs of your specific audience. Give us a call at 937-58-BOOKS or email us at [email protected], and let us know what you’re looking for.  We look forward to hearing from you!

UPCOMING EVENTS

CULTIVATE LONDON MENTOR MEETUP

Do you have questions about your startup or need advice with your existing business? Or maybe you need information about small business financing or digital marketing questions? Check out the list of businesses that you may be interested in getting expert advice from.  You can schedule up to 5 one on one FREE meetings with a Mentor at Cultivate London.  You will have the opportunity to meet with someone about your specific question or need and get advice!

Date: March 25th, 2020

Place: Cultivate, London, OH

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The Windsor International Writer’s Conference

Braughler Books has the honor of once again being part of the wonderful Windsor International Writer’s Conference. Writers at any stage of their career and from anywhere in the world are encouraged to attend. Registration includes all meals, workshops, pitch sessions, intensive round table discussions, panels, guest speakers, contests, and networking opportunities.

Keynote speakers will include Charlie Angus of the NDP, The Book Doctors, Deborah Dundas of the Toronto Star, author Michele “Wojo” Wojciechowski, Brian Henry of The Quick Brown Fox writers’ blog, and authors Andrew Pyper and Nick Cutter. In addition to such insightful voices, there will also be several publishing houses and writers agencies in attendance, including ChiZine Press, Mirror World Publishing, Walkerville Publishing, Braughler Books, and The Rights Factory Agency, among others. (Braughler Books will be participating in several roundtable discussions, a publishing panel, as well as being available for one on one consultations through the weekend.)

Writers will get the opportunity to network, receive feedback on their work, improve their writing skills, learn more about the publishing and self-publishing industry as well as get the chance to enter writing contests and pitch their work before industry professionals. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a successful writer, this conference is your chance to hone your craft and make connections in the industry.

Date: July 10th-12th, 2020

Place: Holiday Inn Hotel, Windsor Ambassador Bridge, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Register HERE

The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop

The next Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop will be Oct 29-31, 2020, on the campus of the University of Dayton, Erma Bombeck’s alma mater. It sold out within hours, but you can still register for the wait list.

The Bombeck Workshop is the only one in the country devoted to both humor and human interest writing. Through the workshop, the University of Dayton and the Bombeck family honor one of America’s most celebrated storytellers and humorists. Over the past decade, the workshop has attracted such household names as Dave Barry, Phil Donahue, Art Buchwald, Nancy Cartwright, Don Novello, Gail Collins, Connie Schultz, Roy Blount Jr., Adriana Trigiani, Amy Ephron and Alan Zweibel.

In 2019, The Writer magazine named the workshop the best writing conference in Ohio and “THE conference for humor writers.” The biennial workshop draws approximately 350 writers from around the country and typically sells out on the day that registration opens.

Here are the sessions we’ll be part of at this year’s workshop:

Book Publishing Paths: What’s New? What’s Old? What’s Right for You? (one time only)
Moderated by Cindy Ratzlaff,  featuring Jim Azevedo, David Braughler and Jane Friedman

Over the last decade, the publishing industry has undergone tremendous evolution with the growth of online retail and digital books, as well as the power of any author to publish and distribute their work at the click of a button. But which path is right for you and your book — and how do you sift through the increasing number of hybrid publishers and services that make a lot of promises, but cost you a lot upfront? A panel of publishing pros helps you understand the pros and cons of every major publishing path.

Get Your Book Published! (one-on-one self-publishing consultations)
Jim Azevedo and David Braughler

Struggling to understand the difference between hybrid publishing and DIY self-publishing? Not sure which path is right for you? Don’t know what you don’t know? Fret not. Jim Azevedo of indie ebook distributor Smashwords and David Braughler of hybrid publisher Braughler Books are available to meet individually with writers to answer all your burning questions. From the essentials of editing, cover design, formatting, ISBNs and copyright, to marketing, retail and library distribution, David and Jim are here to address the questions you should be asking yourself before publishing your book.

And if you attend and can’t fit either of those into your schedule, look around, we’ll be there for the full workshop!

RESCHEDULED Date: Oct 29th-31st, 2020

Place: The Marriot at the University of Dayton, OH

PAST EVENTS

Ohio Christian Writers Conference

The Ohio Christian Writers Conference, in Ashville, OH, draws dozens of the of the industry’s writers and authors together to learn craft and grow their careers. The conference introduces authors to cutting-edge writing instruction and marketing topics from industry experts and thought leaders. They hope to inspire first-time authors to seasoned professionals and help them wherever they are at on their publishing journey. The Ohio Christian Writers Conference is the perfect way for you to find out more about becoming a Serious Writer. It’s about equipping you with the skills, tools, and abilities you need to continue growing on your writing journey.

Date: November 8-9, 2019

Place: Lighthouse Christian Community Church in Ashville, OH (just outside Columbus)

Register HERE

Antioch Writers Workshop – Three Paths to Publishing

If you’re writing a book and starting to think about how you’ll publish it, then this session is for you. Will you take the traditional approach? Or maybe self-publish? David will discuss three paths to publishing your book and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

The Antioch Writers Workshop fosters the art and craft of creative writing by supporting writers at all levels through mentorship, community, and inspiration. Find more out here.

Date: September 8, 2019

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Ohio Christian Writers Conference

The Ohio Christian Writers Conference, in Ashville, OH, draws dozens of the of the industry’s writers and authors together to learn craft and grow their careers. OHCWC 2018 is a regional gathering of dozens of writers in your area. The conference introduces authors to cutting-edge writing instruction and marketing topics from industry experts and thought leaders. They hope to inspire first-time authors to seasoned professionals and help them wherever they are at on their publishing journey. The Ohio Christian Writers Conference is the perfect way for you to find out more about becoming a Serious Writer. It’s about equipping you with the skills, tools, and abilities you need to continue growing on your writing journey.

Date: November 1-3, 2018

Place: Lighthouse Christian Community Church in Ashville, OH (just outside Columbus)

Register HERE

Mentor Meetup

Cultivate is a Grove City, OH based non-profit that provides technology & B2B companies with growth support through workspace, funding connections & new customers. On July 24th, from 10 AM-12 PM, they will be hosting their second Mentor Meetup. This is a great opportunity to connect with up to four business experts at no charge. Subject matter experts will be on hand to address publishing (of course!), social media, legal matters, technical assistance and general entepreneurial and small business questions.

Date: July 24th, 2018 10 AM-12 PM

Place: Cultivate in Grove City, OH

Register HERE

The 33rd Annual Antioch Writers’ Summer Workshop

The 2018 summer program will feature keynoter and Sunday morning creative writing craft class instructor Connie Schultz, a renowned, award-winning columnist. Additionally, they have a line-up of stellar faculty and guest speakers focusing on fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and the business of publishing.

This workshop is unique, in that they offer three options for attending and making the most of the opportunities: a full week option, a morning option, and a weekend option. And if you are local to the Dayton area, the Saturday evening keynote with Connie Schultz is free and open to the public. Follow the link below to learn more.

Braughler Books will be participating in a panel discussion on Publishing Options in a Saturday afternoon breakout session. Bring your questions and ideas to the panel discussion, or look for us between sessions.

Date: July 14th-20th, 2018

Place: The campus of the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Register HERE

The Windsor International Writer’s Conference

Writers at any stage of their career and from anywhere in the world are encouraged to attend. Registration includes all meals, workshops, pitch sessions, intensive round table discussions, panels, guest speakers, contests, and networking opportunities.

Keynote speakers will include Charlie Angus of the NDP, The Book Doctors, Deborah Dundas of the Toronto Star, author Michele “Wojo” Wojciechowski, Brian Henry of The Quick Brown Fox writers’ blog, and authors Andrew Pyper and Nick Cutter. In addition to such insightful voices, there will also be several publishing houses and writers agencies in attendance, including ChiZine Press, Mirror World Publishing, Walkerville Publishing, Braughler Books, and The Rights Factory Agency, among others. (Braughler Books will be participating in several roundtable discussions, a publishing panel, as well as being available for one on one consultations through the weekend.)

Writers will get the opportunity to network, receive feedback on their work, improve their writing skills, learn more about the publishing and self-publishing industry as well as get the chance to enter writing contests and pitch their work before industry professionals. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a successful writer, this conference is your chance to hone your craft and make connections in the industry.

Date: July 6th-8th, 2018

Place: Holiday Inn Hotel, Windsor Ambassador Bridge, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Register HERE

ENTREPRENEUR’S PUBLISHING WORKSHOP

Ever thought of writing and publishing a book? Entrepreneurs can make great authors! Here is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and business people to get their book moving and completed.

We will be presenting brand new material in this workshop, designed specifically for business people desiring to publish a book. During the workshop, you will be introduced to the concept of the “Authorpreneur.” The discussion will teach you how to leverage skills that entrepreneurs are great at – presenting ideas, managing timelines and budgets, and executing on a plan – to show you how to get your book completed. You will also hear from successful Authorpreneurs who can attest to the impact that publishing a book has had on their businesses.

Date: Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Place: Cultivate, 3989 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio 43123

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HOST AN ENTREPRENEUR’S PUBLISHING WORKSHOP, PLEASE CONTACT US HERE. WE’RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW VENUES AND INTERESTED AUDIENCES!

The 2018 Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop

We’ll be on hand once again to celebrate and share with the wonderful writers, authors and creatives at the 2018 Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop.

Here are the sessions we’ll be directly participating in. (But don’t hesitate to come find us between sessions!)

What’s The Real Deal? Uncovering The Best Publishing Options for Your Book. Moderator: Dr. Nancy Berk. Panelists: David Braughler, Donna Cavanagh, Cindy Ratzlaff. It’s ready and waiting — all your amazing book needs is a great publisher. But in the ever-changing writing world with many publishing and promotional options, do you know how to identify your best match? This panel will cover the pros and cons of traditional and independent publishing, the fascinating overlaps and gaps, and strategies, tips and tricks to maximize your publishing success.

Speed Dating for Writers. Multiple Experts. Back by popular demand. Need encouragement or advice? Seasoned writers, marketers and agents will answer your questions and share writing and publishing tips. It’s based on a speed-dating model that allows writers to learn a variety of perspectives from the pros in a short amount of time.

Get Your Book Published! with Donna Cavanagh and David BraughlerStruggling to decide between hybrid publishing and hands-on DIY publishing? Unsure of how to handle ISBN’s, copyrights and the Library of Congress? And what about getting your book into libraries and bookstores? From the mechanics of publishing to the realities of marketing and distribution, publishing experts David Braughler and Donna Cavanagh are available to meet individually with writers to discuss the questions you should be asking yourself before publishing your book.

When: April 5-7, 2018

Where: The beautiful campus of the University of Dayton, Erma Bombeck’s Alma Mater

More information HERE. (And if we missed you in 2018, look for us again in 2020!)