Read.Write.Share! Writers Weekend 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM - Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 3:30 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Spring Writers Weekend
WinRock Institute at Petit Jean Mountain
May 12-13, 2017
About the weekend
Have you dreamed of becoming a published author? Have you been “stuck” on your writing project for years? Are you ready to take a giant step towards the rest of your life? Join us at the 2017 Read.Write.Share Writers Weekend, at the beautiful Petit Jean Mountains! This intimate, but intensive workshop could be the answer to your literary dreams. Writing our World Publishing and The Butterfly Typeface Publishing House are excited to sponsor the "Read.Write.Share" Writers’ Weekend for new and established writers - whether you are already published, or just getting started. The weekend promises to be fun, educational and life-changing for those writers seeking to publish in 2017. We’d love to be a part of your literary journey - helping ensure your books are well-written, and well-read!
Friday, May 12
5:00 p.m.Welcome, Introduction of Session Leaders
Workshop Leader, Janis F. Kearney
5:15 p.m.Plenary Session
Presenter, Marie L. Trotter
6:15–8 p.m.Writers Circle & Reception
Saturday, May 13
8:00–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30–9:30 a.m.360 Publishing: You Can be a Published Author in 360 days – A Lecture and writing Exercise.
Session Leader, Janis F. Kearney
9:30–11:30 a.m.Reading & Critique: Bring up to 10 minutes of your story and 10 copies for positive, constructive feedback. Up to 10 stories will receive critiques.
Session Leader, Renee’ La Viness
11:30–12:30 Authors Panel Discussion: Published Authors share lessons learned and successes of their writing journey.
Session Leader, Iris Williams
12:30–1:45 p.m.Read.Write.Share! Spring Writers Weekend Luncheon
Luncheon Speaker, Helaine Palmer Williams
1:45–2:45 p.m.Tooting Your Own Horn: A Foolproof Checklist for successful Promotion/Marketing plans for websites, blogs, social networks, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Session Leader, Brittany Reese
2:45–3:15 p.m.Sharing our Words: Emerging writers/authors share excerpts from their current work.
3:15–3:30 p.m.Closing Remarks/Evaluation
3:30–4:30 p.m.**Book Fair /*Meet the Publishers!
Publishers: Writing Our World Publishing
** Published authors may bring books to sell during the Book Fair.
*Writers already working on a manuscript will have the opportunity to speak with small publishers during the Book Fair. Bring your best elevator speech!
About the Weekend Session Leaders…
Janis F. Kearney is a writer, publisher, journalist and writing instructor. Inducted into the Arkansas Writers Hall of fame in 2016, she purchased and published the historic Arkansas State Press Newspaper from civil rights legend Daisy Gaston Bates in 1988. She served in the Clinton Administration from 1993-2001, as White House Media Affairs Specialist, Director of Public Communications for the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the first ever Personal Diarist to a President. She and her husband founded Writing our World Press (now Writing our World Publishing, LLC) in 2003.
Iris Williams Iris is not only a published author of one book – she has written and published fifteen books (and counting). Not only did she realize her dream, but she now assists others in realizing their dreams via her company, The Butterfly Typeface Publishing. To date, The Butterfly Typeface has published thirty-five authors and more than seventy books.
Renee’ La Viness is the Children’s Corner imprint editor at 4RV Publishing. An award-winning author, she has written for magazines, newspapers, and anthologies and has also served as a contest judge, acquisitions editor, and lead editor. She founded the Tulsa Area Children’s Book Writers critique group in 2012, and she offers writing workshops through her company, Designing the World with Words.
L. Marie Trotter is a print media expert and Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She has worked as an editor and writer for over 15 years. She received her coach training in 2009 through Erickson College and received her coaching credential through the International Coach Federation in 2014. Her coaching niches are author and book development, community and organizational capacity building, communications, and leadership development. As a trained coach for seven years, Marie is adept at coaching and inspiring book clients through their writing processes. She earned a BA in Professional and Technical Writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and a MS in Leadership and Ethics from John Brown University.
Helaine Raye Palmer Williams is a noted features writer, columnist and society photographer for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, formerly the Arkansas Democrat. Helaine, a 35-year veteran with the newspaper, has served in roles as varied as city desk news assistant/obituary writer; consumer affairs reporter; bridal editor and as a contributor to the newspaper’s Style and High Profile sections. Her first role as a columnist came in 1983 with “Action and Answers.” In 1989, she began her signature role as columnist for “Let’s Talk,” a life and humor column she has perfected for more than 27 years. In addition, she writes a monthly fashion column, “Dressing Room.” Helaine graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a B.A. in Journalism.
Brittany Reese is the founder, creator, and visionary of BTR Productions.She creates create magical social media plans and eye-popping content. Brittany, known as “The Social Media Maven” uses her social media marketing and brand management skills to help her clients remain consistently relevant.
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Contact Janis F. Kearney firstname.lastname@example.org and or Iris M. Williams at email@example.com.
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Janis F. Kearney is founding publisher of Writing our World Publishing, a micropublishing company; author of fiction and nonfiction books, lecturer and writing instructor. She served as publisher of the award winning Arkansas State Press Newspaper, and as Personal Diarist to President William J. Clinton. Iris Williams founded Butterfly Typeface Publishing House after twenty-five years in corporate America. After interning with a North Carolina Publishing Company, she moved forward in becoming a published author, founding her own publishing company, and an online magazine. Through her company, Iris assists new authors with editing, writing, ghostwriting – and realizing their dreams