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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

    • 25 Jan 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: Rachel Schmoyer: Getting Started with Copywriting

    Businesses need writers like you to write content for their social media platforms, websites, and emails. Find out what copywriting is and how you can get started. How can you make your copywriting work a cut above the rest? 


    Before Rachel Schmoyer began her Read the Hard Parts of Scripture writing and speaking ministry, she worked as a freelance copywriter and social media manager for several digital marketing agencies. She is a pastor’s wife at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church and mom of four kids who never stop talking (that’s what happens when two professional communicators have children!). Her articles have appeared in The Quiet HourLight from the Word, Babybug, and Thriving Family Magazine.


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    Afternoon workshop

    Rachel Schmoyer: Find Your Readers on Social Media

    You have just poured your heart and soul into an article, blog post, or book and you are ready to let the world read it. How do you find your readers? On social media! Through this workshop you will learn how to utilize Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Medium to find your people. Find out how social media can be exciting for an author. You don’t need to dread or be daunted by it. Come with questions; leave with sheets of simple tips and strategies for each platform.  

    You Must Register to Attend This Workshop

    Member Free

    Non-member: $15

    REGISTER HERE

    • 25 Jan 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.

    Rachel Schmoyer

    Find Your Readers on Social Media


    You have just poured your heart and soul into an article, blog post, or book and you are ready to let the world read it. How do you find your readers? On social media! Through this workshop you will learn how to utilize Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Medium to find your people. Find out how social media can be exciting for an author. You don’t need to dread or be daunted by it. Come with questions; leave with sheets of simple tips and strategies for each platform.  



    Before Rachel Schmoyer began her Read the Hard Parts of Scripture writing and speaking ministry, she worked as a freelance copywriter and social media manager for several digital marketing agencies. She is a pastor’s wife at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church and mom of four kids who never stop talking (that’s what happens when two professional communicators have children!). Her articles have appeared in The Quiet HourLight from the Word, Babybug, and Thriving Family Magazine.

    You must Register to attend this workshop.

    Members: FREE

    Non-Members $15.

    • 22 Feb 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:

    Dianna Sinovic: Diseases, Infections, and Fractures, Oh, My!

    From Poe's Masque of the Red Death (about the Plague) to Michael Palmer's Extreme Measures (about an ER doctor), authors have long looked to illness and disease as fodder for plot or character trait. We'll take a deeper look and review tips on what works and what doesn't when adding medical details to your fiction.

    Dianna Sinovic is a long-time medical editor, freelance copyeditor, and former journalist. She writes short stories in the paranormal and speculative fiction genres and has been published in several anthologies.

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    No afternoon workshop


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


    <=Sign Up


    150 Hungry Writers
    Need Your Services!

    Ad Space is Limited - Reserve Early.

    Even if you don't have the copy yet!

    Your ad is printed in-line with the text of the
    6x9 conference guide booklet as below:


    3 ad sizes available:

    1.5" x 4" $30
    2.5" x 4" - $45
    4" x 4" - $60 (shown)

    Copy to be provided by advertiser in .jpg, or png graphic format, 300 dpi minimum resolution for clarity.  Ad will be printed in grayscale.

    That's all there is to it!
    • 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


    Special Pricing for One Week Only!
    Dec 1 - Dec 7, 2019

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

    Problem? Question?
    glvwg.vebmeister@gmail.com

    Members
    Thursday $99
    Friday $99
    Saturday $119

    Discount
    for Full Conference
    Registration $299

    Non-Members

    Thursday $109
    Friday $109
    Saturday $129

    Discount
    for Full Conference
    Registration $309

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

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


    Special Pricing for One Week Only!
    Dec 1 - Dec 7, 2019


    A sterling faculty of eleven writing and publishing professionals offering 30 events to enhance your writing skills and advance your marketing expertise.

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

    Scroll Down to see All Conference Events

    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

    Problem? Question?
    glvwg.vebmeister@gmail.com

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

    Scroll Down to see All Conference Events

    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 Night:

    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 this 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 have been asked to 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

    Members
    Thursday $99
    Friday $99
    Saturday $119

    Discount
    for Full Conference
    Registration $299

    Non-Members

    Thursday $109
    Friday $109
    Saturday $129

    Discount
    for Full Conference
    Registration $309


    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


    • 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


    • 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:


    ________________________________________________

    Afternoon workshop


    • 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


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