Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group

The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 2800 S. Rochester Road (just north of M59). Different topics and guests each month*, but we always discuss the Business of Writing (we are NOT a critique group). Come once, once in a while, or every time. It’s FREE and OPEN to new, published, and working writers, photographers, and illustrators (although most of us are writers). Here are the … [Read more...]

Michigan Authors Coming to Barnes & Noble in Rochester Hills

Three authors not to miss this late fall season will be visiting the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore - Nicole Curtis, Nakesha Woods, and Amy S. Eckert. All different genres from fun and engaging women. Meet the author, get the book signed, and start your holiday shopping. All events are free and open to the public. Nicole Curtis Michigan native and star of the network show Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis, will be doing a talk, with Q&A, maybe some singing, and a book … [Read more...]

Rochester Writers’ Conference

A Full Day of Presentations by Michigan Speakers, Authors, and Educators. All Sessions, Refreshments, and Lunch Included. www.RochesterWriters.com   … [Read more...]

Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group

The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 2800 S. Rochester Road (just north of M59). Different topics and guests each month*, but we always discuss the Business of Writing (we are NOT a critique group). Come once, once in a while, or every time. It’s FREE and OPEN to new, published, and working writers, photographers, and illustrators (although most of us are writers). Here are the … [Read more...]

Another Successful Writers’ Conference at OU

Eighth Annual Conference Rochester Writers hosted its eighth annual event at Oakland University on Saturday. Nearly ninety people were in attendance taking up several rooms in the Oakland Center on campus. The all-day event began in 2008 as a way to bring authors and writers together for networking and professional development. The Presentations As usual, the conference had several workshops, lectures, and discussions going on simultaneously for attendees to select presentations that best … [Read more...]

Writing Contest Winners Announced at Social Media Conference at OU

First Page The Rochester Writers’ Winter Contest Awards were announced Saturday, April 25, at Oakland University. During the Rochester Writers’ spring conference, winners of the contest that attended could read their entry to the more than 50 people at the event. Cash prizes were awarded for first, second, and third places. First Page of a Novel is the most entered category. Contest judge, Kelly Fordon said, “I was intrigued by the convergence here between what seemed to be ordinary … [Read more...]

Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group

Come join the Freelance Marketplace Writers' Group every third Tuesday of the month in 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Discuss the business of writing with new, working and published writers, photographers, and illustrators. The topic for January is setting writing goals, what works for you, and how to accomplish them. Keep these future dates open as more topics and speakers are announced: February 17 March 17 April 21 May 19 June … [Read more...]

Rochester Media Sponsors Writing Contest

Rochester Media is a sponsor of the annual Rochester Writers’ Conference and the writing contest associated with the event. Currently, two contests run per year. The 2014 summer writing contest had four categories with cash prizes for first, second and third places. Each category had a different judge from the local writing community. To acquire the best results, the judges could only see the title and body of the work they were reading. They did not know who wrote and entered the piece. … [Read more...]

Annual Writers’ Conference at OU Charms 100 in Attendance

Annual Writers’ Conference at OU Charms 100 in Attendance Seven Years and Still Going The annual Rochester Writers’ Conference welcomed writers on October 4 to Oakland University in Rochester for a full day of inspiration and information. One hundred attendees, 13 presenters, half a dozen volunteers and one organizer united to make the seventh annual event another success story. There was a significant amount of positive feedback regarding the conference, most notably for offering … [Read more...]

Rochester Writers’ Conference is October 4

Seventh Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference October 4, 2014 “The Writer in You” is the theme for the seventh annual Rochester Writers’ Conference held at Oakland University. The one-day event brings together authors from several genres. New, working and published writers attend sessions designed for different skill levels, styles and topics. “The workshops and discussions at the conference build on the skills each attendee has,” said Michael Dwyer, organizer and founder of the event, … [Read more...]