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Greater Lehigh Valley
Writers Group

 Due to PA Act 153 of 2014 and House bill 1276 of 2015, any person under 18 years of age
must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at any GLVWG event.
    

GLVWG Events

Upcoming Events

    • 01 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Wanamakers General Store, 8888 Kings Hwy, Kempton, PA
    Go West, Writers! Again
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    The event is free and mirrors the format of the monthly Writers Café already in place. 

    We meet at: Wanamakers General Store, Kempton, PA.  First Sunday of every month 1:00-3:00pm.

    Interested participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring a summary and single page of their current work for gentle critique and guidance. 

    The readings will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is open to all, but especially those GLVWG members who are unable to make it to the Thursday Writers Cafe at the Palmer Township Library due to distance.

    Café West is more than just a critique meeting. It’s an opportunity to meet with other writers, share and compare notes about the writing process. It can give you the boost you need to get going and finish your work as well as provide a circle of like-minded enthusiasts who share your passion for the written word.

    Coffee, beverages and sandwiches will be available for purchase.

    Questions: Bernadette Sukley – bsukley@ptd.net.

    • 12 Mar 2020
    • 14 Mar 2020
    • Best Western Conference Center
    Register


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    • 12 Mar 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 14 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center 300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA, 18017
    Register
     

    The Write Stuff Writers Conference
    March 12, 13, 14, 2020

    Thursday:

    Member

    $119

    Non

    $129

    Friday:

    Member

    $119

    Non

    $129

    Saturday:

    Member

    $139

    Non

    $149

    All 3 Days:

    Member

    $349

    Non

    $369


    J.D. Barker International Best Selling
    Multi-Genre Author, Main Presenter
    and Keynote Speaker.

    Problem? Question?
    glvwg.vebmeister@gmail.com

    Location:

    Best Western Lehigh Valley
    Hotel & Conference Center

    300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA, 18017
    Phone Number :
    610-866-5800
    Special room rates for Write Stuff attendees

    March 12, 13, 14, 2020


    Persons less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Daily Schedule

    March 12, 2020
    Thursday Double Session Plus
    Thursday Evening Writers Cafe
    (Lunch Included)

    Morning Session
    Tim Esaias

    What to Put In & What to Take Out:
    How to remove meaningless stuff from your prose,
    and put content back in.

    Develop an action plan for facing the rewrite of your novel, or any piece of prose fiction. We'll start with all the Horrible Things you need to excise Tim will suggest a series of focused "preliminary passes" to make through the manuscript, each addressing a specific issue. There will be exercises; chocolate; and, of course, malt balls.

     Afternoon Session
    Tim Esaias
    Selected Elements of Style

    Style makes or breaks your chance of a sale, but what the heck is it? Tim Esaias sheds a modicum of light on the dark mysteries of style. He promises three specific style tools that should fit in any writer’s kit: the Churchillian Sword, the Vanilla Verb-Pair Demon, and Uranium Enrichment to Weapons-Grade Prose, with exercises for each tool. We'll discuss the use of Templates, and engage in a Style Analysis exercise covering 7 genres. 

    Thursday Evening:

    7:00-9:00 Writers Cafe,
    an informal discussion and
    read-and-critique session

    All Write Stuff attendees are invited


    March 13, 2020

    Friday and Friday Evening Events
    (Lunch Included)


    J. D. Barker
    Friday Full Day Writing Development Workshop

    Submit your novel in advance to have it critiqued by the number one international best selling author.

    Works in progress in any genre are welcome. A link will be sent with your Saturday or Full Conference Registration.

    One of the best ways to improve your writing is to have a mentor read and critique your work. Almost as good, and sometimes even better, is to hear the critique of other folks work and compare it to how you responded to the writing. 

    This is a rare and not-to-be-missed opportunity to improve your craft by having a world renowned successful author share his expertise with you. JD Barker worked as a "Book Doctor" for over twenty years, refining what works, what pulls the reader in, and what impresses the agents. Do not let this opportunity pass you by.


    Friday Evening 

    6:30-8:30  Page Cuts Critique Sessions 

    Anonymous read and critique with industry pros. 
    Page Cuts critique sessions are optional ($10.00 session charge) Participants will be assigned to a room headed by a team of publishing professionals who will provide feedback on your work.


    7:00-8:00 p.m. Evening Session: 

    Peggy Adamczyk

    “The Foundation of a Story”

    Whether you're a plotter or a pantser, laying the groundwork BEFORE your first draft is vital! From this session you will take away the critical techniques for organization, theme, world building, and structure.


    8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Social Gathering

    Network with editors, agents, presenters, and fellow authors over hors d'oeuvres, cash bar,
    and conversation.

    It is Friday the 13th so costumes are encouraged!

    Problem? Question?
    glvwg.vebmeister@gmail.com


    March 14, 2020

    Saturday Activities Include

    • Choice of 20 Saturday Sessions & Workshops
    • Lunch & Keynote Address

    • Pitch Sessions

    • Marketing Consultations

    • Friday Night Social Gathering Costumes encouraged)

    • Friday Night "Foundation of a Story" Session

    • Thursday Writers Cafe
    • Friday Night Page Cuts Critique, ($10 fee) limited number
    • Author Publicity Photos ($40 fee, 20 min session) limited number

    Saturday Workshops


    Problem? Question?
    glvwg.vebmeister@gmail.com

    The Write Stuff Writers Conference
    March 12, 13, 14, 2020

    Pay on-line with PAYPAL Register on line, you will receive an invoice 

    Rather pay by check?
      

    Just send a check with the
    Invoice Number Payable to GLVWG to:

    GLVWG Conference

    1700 Sullivan Trail, PMB#138

    Easton, PA 18040








    • 12 Mar 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Now Meeting at Palmer Library
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Topic for this month is "Open."

    Followed by Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Or just sit and listen.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   
    Writers Cafe meets at Palmer Library get directions: HERE.
    We meet on the second THURSDAY of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
    • 05 Apr 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Wanamakers General Store, 8888 Kings Hwy, Kempton, PA
    Go West, Writers! Again
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    The event is free and mirrors the format of the monthly Writers Café already in place. 

    We meet at: Wanamakers General Store, Kempton, PA.  First Sunday of every month 1:00-3:00pm.

    Interested participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring a summary and single page of their current work for gentle critique and guidance. 

    The readings will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is open to all, but especially those GLVWG members who are unable to make it to the Thursday Writers Cafe at the Palmer Township Library due to distance.

    Café West is more than just a critique meeting. It’s an opportunity to meet with other writers, share and compare notes about the writing process. It can give you the boost you need to get going and finish your work as well as provide a circle of like-minded enthusiasts who share your passion for the written word.

    Coffee, beverages and sandwiches will be available for purchase.

    Questions: Bernadette Sukley – bsukley@ptd.net.

    • 09 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Now Meeting at Palmer Library
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Topic for this month is "Open."

    Followed by Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Or just sit and listen.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   
    Writers Cafe meets at Palmer Library get directions: HERE.
    We meet on the second THURSDAY of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Palmer Library

    Regular Meeting -at the
     Palmer Library

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    10:00 - 10:50 Success Stories, Introduction of new members, Officer reports.

    Coffee, Tea and Goodies.

    11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program:


    ________________________________________________

    Afternoon workshop


    • 03 May 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Now Meeting at Palmer Library
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Topic for this month is "Open."

    Followed by Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Or just sit and listen.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   
    Writers Cafe meets at Palmer Library get directions: HERE.
    We meet on the second THURSDAY of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
    • 23 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Palmer Library

    Regular Meeting -at the
     Palmer Library

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    10:00 - 10:50 Success Stories, Introduction of new members, Officer reports.

    Coffee, Tea and Goodies.

    11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program: Cher Gatto

    Tiles, Trademarks, and Trailers: Finding your voice in a visual world

    Part One: A hands-on workshop using Canva to develop engaging visuals, social media tiles, and business trademarks. We will discuss marketing in the publishing world, a business mindset as an author, and finding our own visual "voice." Attendees should bring their laptop for maximum benefit.

    Cher Gatto is a native of New Jersey who spent ten years with her husband and five children developing a horse ranch in Mexico for at-risk youth and families in crisis. Her experience there and a current house full of teenagers have been the inspiration for writing young adult, coming-of-age fiction. Cher holds a master's degree in psychology and serves as founder and president of the NY/NJ American Christian Fiction Writers chapter, as well as Zone Coordinator for the Northeast. Cher’s debut novel, Something I Am Not, won the Genesis Award for the contemporary category in 2016 and was published with Lighthouse Publishers of the Carolinas. Her second novel, Regent, is completed and awaiting publication. 

    ________________________________________________

    Afternoon workshop

    Cher Gatto: Tiles, Trademarks, and Trailers (Part Two)

    A hands-on workshop using iMovie to develop your own book trailer. Because iMovie is a Mac program, the lesson will be geared toward Mac users with suggested application to PCs. Again, attendees are encouraged to bring their laptop for maximum results.

    You Must Register to Attend This Workshop

    Member Free

    Non-member: $15

    REGISTER HERE

    • 23 May 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Palmer Library - See Contact Page for directions
    Register
    GLVWG

    Afternoon Workshop

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Cher Gatto

    Tiles, Trademarks, and Trailers:

    Finding Your Voice in a Visual World


    This is Part Two, a follow-up from the morning session. A hands-on workshop using iMovie to develop your own book trailer. Because iMovie is a Mac program, the lesson will be geared toward Mac users, with suggested application to PCs. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptop for maximum results.

    Cher Gatto is a native of New Jersey who spent ten years with her husband and five children developing a horse ranch in Mexico for at-risk youth and families in crisis. Her experience there and a current house full of teenagers have been the inspiration for writing young adult, coming-of-age fiction. Cher holds a master's degree in psychology and serves as founder and president of the NY/NJ American Christian Fiction Writers chapter, as well as Zone Coordinator for the Northeast. Cher’s debut novel, Something I Am Not, won the Genesis Award for the contemporary category in 2016 and was published with Lighthouse Publishers of the Carolinas. Her second novel, Regent, is completed and awaiting publication. 




    You must Register to attend this workshop.

    Members: FREE

    Non-Members $15.

    • 07 Jun 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Now Meeting at Palmer Library
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Topic for this month is "Open."

    Followed by Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Or just sit and listen.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   
    Writers Cafe meets at Palmer Library get directions: HERE.
    We meet on the second THURSDAY of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
    • 27 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Palmer Library

    Regular Meeting -at the
     Palmer Library

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    10:00 - 10:50 Success Stories, Introduction of new members, Officer reports.

    Coffee, Tea and Goodies.

    11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program:


    ________________________________________________

    Afternoon workshop


    • 05 Jul 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Now Meeting at Palmer Library
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Topic for this month is "Open."

    Followed by Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Or just sit and listen.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   
    Writers Cafe meets at Palmer Library get directions: HERE.
    We meet on the second THURSDAY of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
    • 02 Aug 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Now Meeting at Palmer Library
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Topic for this month is "Open."

    Followed by Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Or just sit and listen.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   
    Writers Cafe meets at Palmer Library get directions: HERE.
    We meet on the second THURSDAY of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
    • 06 Sep 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Now Meeting at Palmer Library
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Topic for this month is "Open."

    Followed by Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Or just sit and listen.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   
    Writers Cafe meets at Palmer Library get directions: HERE.
    We meet on the second THURSDAY of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
    • 04 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Now Meeting at Palmer Library
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Topic for this month is "Open."

    Followed by Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Or just sit and listen.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   
    Writers Cafe meets at Palmer Library get directions: HERE.
    We meet on the second THURSDAY of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
    • 08 Nov 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Now Meeting at Palmer Library
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Topic for this month is "Open."

    Followed by Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Or just sit and listen.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   
    Writers Cafe meets at Palmer Library get directions: HERE.
    We meet on the second THURSDAY of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
    • 06 Dec 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Now Meeting at Palmer Library
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Topic for this month is "Open."

    Followed by Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Or just sit and listen.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   
    Writers Cafe meets at Palmer Library get directions: HERE.
    We meet on the second THURSDAY of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

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