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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

    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 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.
    • 16 Dec 2018
    • 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. 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 regular 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.

    • 10 Jan 2019
    • 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.
    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 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:

    TBD

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    • 14 Feb 2019
    • 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 Feb 2019
    • 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:

    TBD

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    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center 300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA, 18017
    Register

    Ben Wolf, Our Main Presenter and Keynote Speaker.

    Thursday $100
    Friday $110
    Saturday $120

    Discount
    Full Conference
    3 day Registration $299


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

    Thursday Full Day Seminar (Lunch Included)

    Ben Wolf and Charis Crowe

    Into the Deep: An Advanced Study
    of Speculative Fiction.

    Speculative fiction rules today's popular culture in books, movies, and TV shows. Learning the ins and outs of the various genres is absolutely essential for writers who intend to compete in a saturated yet hungry market.

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

    All Write Stuff attendees are invited


    Friday Workshops and Events (Lunch Included)

    Morning: Ben Wolf and Charis Crowe

    The Three Pillars of Storytelling.

    12-12:45    Lunch (Included)
    Networking Opportunities

    Afternoon:  Janeen Ippolito

    Book to Market: Tips to Package, Promote, and Publish Your Book 


    Friday Evening 

    6:30-8:30  Page Cuts Critique 

    LIMITED SEATING: Additional $10 

    Anonymous read and critique with industry pros.

    7:00-8:00 p.m. Evening Session: 

    Pixar Method with Charis Crowe 


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

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

    Saturday Options:

    Friday Night Page Cuts Critique, $10 fee
    Friday Night Social Gathering
    Pitch Sessions
    Marketing Consults



    Saturday Workshops
    Includes Friday Night activities (extra for Page Cuts)
    and Thursday Writers Cafe


    Time

    Cedar Crest Rm

    Muhlenberg Rm

    Lafayette Rm

    Moravian
    2 hour workshops

    7:00
    7:50

    Check-in and

    Announ-cements

    in Lehigh

    Room
    8:00
    8:50

    Are Your Characters Right for the Part

    Jon Gibbs 

    Agent Panel

    Suzanne Mattaboni Moderator 

    Backstory: Your Secret Weapon to Engaging Readers  

    Ben Wolf

    2 hour workshop

    Strengthening Your Writing

    9:00
    9:50 

    Marketing Execution for Authors

    Charis
    Crowe
    The Publishing Contract 
    David Fessenden
     Writing Flash Fiction that Sells
    Ben Wolf
     Donna Brennan

    24 seat limit 
    10:00
    10:50
     Finding Your Author Voice
    Charis
    Crowe
    Those Critical First Pages 
    Kathryn Craft

    Powerful Tools to Enhance Your Writing
    Larry Schardt

    2 hour workshop 

    The Seven-Sentence Solution
     11:00-11:50

    YA is Here to Stay 

    Charis
    Crowe
     
    The Writer/Editor Relationship
    David Fessenden 
    Putting a Positive Spin on Rejection
    Larry Schardt 

    Jon Gibbs

    24 seat limit

    12:00
    1:30
    Lunch in Salon
    A and B 
    Ben Wolf - Keynote: "Writing Through Adversity"   
    1:40
    2:30

    Fund-amentals of Fiction: Inside Out

    Janeen Ippolito 
     The Dreaded Outline

    David Fessenden

     

    Getting Started Writing for Magazines

    Donna Brennan
    2 hour workshop 

    Say That and More: Writing Effective Dialogue

    2:40
    3:30

    How to Write Romantic Subplots –

    Janeen Ippolito 

    Editing Your Own Material

    David Fessenden 

    Putting Off Procrast-ination

    Donna Brennan 

    Kathryn Craft

    24 seat limit



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    Rather pay by check?
      Register on line, you will receive an invoice

    T
    hen send a check with the
    Invoice Number Payable to GLVWG to:

    GLVWG Conference
    1495 Par Causeway
    Allentown, PA 18106
    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 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 Apr 2019
    • 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:

    TBD

    ________________________________________________


    • 09 May 2019
    • 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 May 2019
    • 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:

    TBD

    ________________________________________________


    • 13 Jun 2019
    • 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.
    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 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:

    TBD

    ________________________________________________


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