It’s not too late to register and attend the Fourth Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference at Oakland University in the Oakland Center on Saturday, October 8, 2011

Local writers, authors, and educators will be presenting a variety of workshops, lectures, and panel discussions at the Fourth Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference on Saturday, October 8, 2011 on the Oakland University campus. The event is open to new, published, and working writers of all genres.


“The ongoing success of the conference proves the need for this kind of professional development in the Greater Rochester Area,” states Michael Dwyer, founder and organizer of the event. Dwyer, freelance writer and speaker, goes on to say that, “This year’s theme is Get Published!”


Get Published! 

Authors will have several presentations of interest to them, including:  Book Publishing, Writing the Non-fiction Book Proposal, Traditional Research Methods, Self-publishing, and Staging a Scene in a Novel. “If you want to write a book, or you are thinking about writing a book, this conference will give you the options available today to get published,” states Dwyer.

Freelance writers need to keep up with trends and network to stay working. Several local magazine editors will be presenting ways to pitch publications and get published as a freelance writer. Online outlets, local magazines, and national publications all need good content. New and established writers will benefit from hearing the thoughts of working editors.

Besides presentations from local editors, freelance writers may be interested in Travel Writing Basics and Culinary Writing – theses two presentations offer an inside look at there respective niche fields and how to get published in good paying magazines.

Energizing Keynote Address!

Joining the full day of professional development will be Karen and Darrin Brege as the keynote speakers. The Breges are a dynamic duo; an author/illustrator and husband/wife team.  To date, these former comedians have two bestselling children’s books series out, Mick Morris Myth Solver, and Ghost Board Posse. Every year they visit hundreds of schools and associations providing high-energy, humorous and inspiring presentations on illustration, writing, reading and working in the arts. From blogs to Facebook, websites to ebooks, this duo keeps their business humming. Join them for an enlightening session on what it takes to keep a publishing business going in a tough economy, while raising a family and best of all laughing and having fun along the way.

Something for Everyone!

Attendees will select four presentations from the lot to tailor-fit their interests. Lunch and refreshments will be included with registration, as well as everyone will hear and see the keynote address.

“Networking with the presenters is one of most beneficial aspects of attending – so bring your business cards,” remarks Dwyer, “And all of our presenters are Michigan residents. We support our state and prove that local writers can be and are successful. The event is truly Made in Michigan.”

The $99.00 registration fee is being extended until Monday, October 4, 2011. After that and on the day of, registration will be $125.00. A complete list of all the presentations, details and secure online registration are available at

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