Rochester Writers’ Group and Events for 2014

Writing Groups, News, and 2014 Events The Freelance Marketplace Writers' Group meets the third Tuesday of the month at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. We are not a critique group - we discuss the business of writing. Join us once, once in a while, or every time. It's free and open to new, working, and published writers, illustrators, and photographers. Author Ron Herron will be our guest moderator this month, Tuesday, January 21, for a general discussion on the … [Read more...]

Writers Conference adds Writing Contest

A new Writing Contest comes to Rochester The Rochester Writers’ Conference is adding a writing contest this year to coincide with the fifth annual event held at Oakland University. There will be three categories writers may choose from: Poetry, Micro-Fiction, and First Page. The poetry category will be for poems of any style up to 200 words and should be a one poem. Micro-Fiction is telling a short story in under 300 words. It has to be a complete story, so authors should choose words … [Read more...]

A Conversation with a Poet and Friend, Remembering Margo LaGattuta

Margo LaGattuta was a Michigan poet, although, if you met her in mixed company she would have introduced herself as a writer. Margo told me that when she would introduce herself as a poet, the conversation ended there. For some reason people were uneasy around poets. She suggested, maybe they “… are afraid of poetry … they think it’s going to be a bunch of cornball emotional crap.” People were much more comfortable around writers. In addition to being a poet and a writer, Margo was also a … [Read more...]

The 3rd Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference, Oct 2 at Oakland University

Rochester, Michigan – Local writers, authors, and educators will be presenting a variety of workshops, lectures, and panel discussions at the Third Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Oakland University campus. "The Creative Writer" “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, … [Read more...]