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.
Looking for a speaker at your next workshop or conference? Are you looking for someone to speak at your next writers group, networking meeting or roundtable discussion on publishing? Give us a call at 937-58-BOOKS or email us at [email protected] and let us know what you’re seeking. 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. We look forward to hearing from you!
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!
COMING IN JULY 2018
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
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 Braughler. Struggling 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!)