2017 FALL CONFERENCE

The Tenth Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference

Made in Michigan

Fiction, Non Fiction, and Business Topics presented as Lectures, Workshops, and Panel Discussions. Featuring Michigan Authors, Speakers, & Educators.

  • Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Held in the Oakland Center at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan

Morning Keynote Speaker:  Made in Michigan by Tom Daldin – Under the Radar Michigan Producer, Host, & Writer; and Author of The First 50

Afternoon Featured Presentation:  Lamb’s Song Assignments by John Lamb – Performing Songwriter & Director of Springfed Arts

Tom Daldin and John Lamb are the Featured Speakers at the Fall 2017 Rochester Writers' Conference

Tom Daldin and John Lamb are the Featured Speakers at the Fall 2017 Rochester Writers’ Conference

Speakers Include:

  • Tom Daldin – Writer, Host, and Author
  • John D. Lamb – Performing Songwriter
  • Stan Williams – Filmmaker, Writer, Director
  • Weam Namou – Author and Journalist
  • Carrie Howland – Empire Literary Agency
  • Cyle Young – Hartline Literary Agency
  • Bethany Morehead – Hartline Literary Agency
  • Lisa Howard – Author and Journalist
  • Colleen Gleason – Author and Speaker
  • Jeff Large – Teacher and Podcaster
  • Jackie Headapohl – Managing Editor with Renaissance Media
  • Christopher Blanker – Features Editor with the Historical Society of Michigan

Presentations Include:

  • Made in Michigan with Tom Daldin
  • Lamb’s Song Assignments
  • World Building
  • Promotional Podcasting
  • Meet the Agents Panel
  • Presenting Your Personal Pitch
  • The Sequence Method of Nested Story Diamonds
  • Magazine Editors’ Panel
  • How to Self-Publish Your Book and Do it Right
  • Telling the Story

View the Full Schedule of the Day

Agent Appointments:

  • Carrie Howland – Empire Literary Agency
  • Cyle Young – Hartline Literary Agency
  • Bethany Morehead – Hartline Literary Agency

Free Parking, All Day Refreshments, Morning Snacks, and Lunch are Included with Registration. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the first session about 9:00 a.m. The conference will end by 5:00 p.m.

Attendees may bring a fully charged laptop or tablet. Although not necessary, a computer will enhance the experience with a hands-on feel. Use the hashtag: #RochesterWriters before, during and after the event in your posts, likes, and tweets.

Fresh hot coffee and tea available throughout the day. Light breakfast snacks and a full lunch included with registration. Please contact us if you have special dietary concerns. A charging station will be available for mobile devices in the registration area.

Attendees will be able to choose one presentation per session time at the conference. Schedule could change without notice – Rochester Writers reserves the right to add, subtract, or substitute any of the presentations and speakers. Thank you.

Please Note: All events take place in the Oakland Center of Oakland University (2200 N Squirrel Road, Rochester, MI 48309). Use parking lot 2 (P2) and walk south (opposite the pond) for the shortest distance into the Oakland Center. In addition, use parking lot 1 off Squirrel Road (P1) and walk east toward the building. The Oakland Center is positioned between the lots and the Clock Tower. Look for Bright Yellow Signs. The Oakland Center is #13 on the printable version Campus Map.

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