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, goes on to say, “Oakland University will provide the space we need to grow.  This year’s theme is The Creative Writer.”

A few familiar local names will discuss creativity in fiction and non-fiction writing.  Margo LaGattuta will present her signature workshop titled, The Seven Magic Elephants of Creativity.  And Cindy LaFerle will offer attendees, The Secrets of Writing Short Essays and Columns that Sell.

Novelists will be excited about the presentations on creating believable characters, writing a first paragraph to attract the editor’s eye, and how to negotiate book contracts.  New and published writers will have the opportunity to learn about writing smart phone applications, screenwriting, and building a working on-line presence.

Keynote Address

This year’s keynote address will be presented by Karen Bell-Brege and Darrin Brege, an author & illustrator team.  The have self-published two successful book series and motivate the audience in a fun and educational way.

Attendees will select four out of a dozen presentations to tailor-fit their interests.  Lunch and refreshments will be included with registration.  “Networking with the presenters is one of most beneficial aspects of attending,” remarks Dwyer, “And all of our presenters are Michigan residents.  We support our state and prove that local writers can be and are successful.”

Registration is only $99.00 and is easy and secure.  Details and registration are available at

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