June 16-18

Social with Jodi Thomas!  

Social with Jodi Thomas
Thursday, June 16 7:00 p.m.
Fairly Club, Buffalo Stadium

Jodi ThomasIf you haven't met Jodi yet, you've missed meeting

- the nicest person on earth
- a storytelling master
- WTWA Founder
- an inspirational person

not to mention, she's a
- RITA Award Winner
- NYT Bestselling Author
- USA TODAY Bestselling Author
- National Readers' Choice Award Winner
- Bestsellers' Best Award winner
- the most humble person ever

Jodi Thomas will join us Thursday night for a special WTWA social!  Whether you registered for In-Depth Classes, the Weekend Writing Workshops, or both, we will all be together for Thursday night fun!

Friday morning workshops - choose one  

Two workshops to choose froom
Friday, June 17     10:00 a.m. - Noon

Wilder and Sunny book


Middle Grade: Books That Live in a Child’s Mind Forever with S. J. Dahlstrom

Writing for children carries a special responsibility, these books shape the person the child becomes.  Books in this genre will be read over and over again.  Learn how to consider your book in the light of nourishing entertainment for children. 



What is High Concept? And Why Do I Need It? with Candace HavensCase for the Winemaker

Grabbing a reader/agent/editor's attention is tougher than ever these days. Make sure your book has the advantage of being high concept. We'll break high concept ideas down to make them easier than ever to understand. 

Friday afternoon workshop  

Teri WilsonMaking Your Settings Sing
workshop with Teri Wilson

USA Today bestselling author, writer of Hallmark Channel movies and RITA Award recipient, will conduct the workshop.


Friday, June 17 1:00-4:00 p.m.

The setting of your story should be more than just a backdrop. In this workshop, we'll explore tips to make it a character in itself and amplify the theme of your manuscript. 



Friday Movie Night  

Movie Night!

with Jolene Navarro and Sasha Summer

Friday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m.

A perennial favorite!  Grab drinks and popcorn and join Jolene and Sasha as they commentate a movie in a writers' style.

All-day Saturday Writers' Retreat  

Sasha and JoleneWriting Retreat!

Spend a full day with story plotting masters
(or dynamic plotting duo)
Sasha Summers and Jolene Navarro

Saturday, June 18

9:00 to Noon
12:00-1:30p  Lunch Break

The one-day writing retreat is an opportunity to exercise your creative muscle and use the group's creative energy to focus on your writing.  Start the day with tips and skills to push past a blank page. There will be an orchestrated plan with writing sprints sandwiched with encouragement. Be ready to let the words flow.

June 16-18