Spring Conference

NWG Spring Conference and Writing Retreat

April 11-13, 2019

Omaha Comfort Inn & Suites, 7007 Grover St., Omaha

 

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Special Conference Guests: The Writing Gals

For the first time, the Nebraska Writers Guild is going to offer a writing retreat in conjunction with the Spring Conference! And The Writing Gals are going to be there! Who are The Writing Gals, you ask? Let me introduce them:

 

Amy Linnabary Meyer: Amy is the most prolific of The Writing Gals. She lives south of the Twin Cities in MN. She spends her days with her knight in shining armor, four princes, and her baby princess. Amy publishes middle grade under Amy Linnabary, and sweet romance under Anne-Marie Meyer. She is a successful self-published author bringing in six-figures a year.

 

Judy Corry: Judy is the Young Adult romance expert in The Writing Gals. She has been addicted to love stories for as long as she can remember. She reads and writes YA & Clean Contemporary Romance because she can’t get enough of the feeling of falling in love. She graduated from Southern Utah University in an area that has nothing to do with writing. Some of her favorite things are chick flicks, singing, and playing the piano. She believes in swoon-worthy kisses and happily-ever-afters. Judy's first book won the Kindle Scout program and is published through Kindle Press. Because of her success in self-publishing, she is now represented by Lane Heymont of the Tobias Literary Agency and has been approached by a movie producer. 

 

Michelle Pennington: Michelle is the Historical Romance expert in The Writing Gals. She spends her days quoting movies with her husband and making messes faster than her four kids. She loves to make magic by stringing words together, but she also creates designer sugar cookies, sings loud in church, and kills too many house plants. Michelle's success caught the attention of Hershman Rights Management and Tantor Media who both approached her.

 

Victorine Lieske: Victorine is just happy the other Writing Gals let her be in the group. She is the current Vice President of the Nebraska Writers Guild, and a NYT's and USA Today bestselling author. Victorine spends her day making up love stories, playing with Photoshop, and collecting yarn. Because of her success in self-publishing, she has been approached by two movie producers, several literary agents and two foreign rights acquisition agents. Her first book is translated into German by Amazon Crossing.

 

The Writing Gals have a weekly podcast on their YouTube Channel where they talk about writing and publishing, and share secrets of their success. They also have a Facebook Group where members share loads of information.

 

The Writing Gals will also be teaching classes at the conference both on Friday and on Saturday. We will also have Agents taking pitches during the conference. The agents will be announced soon. And don't forget Friday evening Boot Camp with The Writing Gals! You can't miss anything. Sign up for the whole three-days!

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Schedule:

April 11 - Thursday Writing Retreat with The Writing Gals

9:00 am

-Registration

9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

-Writing Retreat - We will be chatting, eating chocolate, and doing writing sprints! Join The Writing Gals on their very first writing retreat. Lunch is included in the price. LIMITED SPACE! Sign up early!

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

-Break for Dinner. Dinner is not included in the retreat price, but you're welcome to socialize with The Writing Gals at one of the local restaurants. 

7:00 pm

-The Writing Gals will do a LIVE BROADCAST of their show, and all who registered for the retreat will get to attend! They will be taking questions from the live audience.

 

April 12 - Friday Conference

(Class Descriptions coming soon! The Writing Gals will be teaching some classes!)

8:30 - 9:00 am

- Registration

- Shop at Vendor Tables and Socialize

9:00 - 9:50 am

Breakout Classes/Workshops

10:00 - 10:50 am

- Breakout Classes/Workshops

11:00 - 11:50 am

- Breakout Classes/Workshops

12:00 - 1:30 pm

- Break for Lunch (included)

- Shop at Vendor Tables and Socialize

1:30 - 2:20 pm

- Breakout Classes/Workshops

2:30 - 3:20 pm

- Breakout Classes/Workshops

3:30 - 4:20 pm

- Breakout Classes/Workshops

4:20 - 6:00 pm

- Break for Dinner (not included)

6:00 - 9:00 pm

- Boot Camp

- Reception - Mix and Mingle (Free to the public)

 
April 13 - Saturday Conference
 
(Class Descriptions coming soon! The Writing Gals will be teaching some classes!)

8:00 - 8:30 am

- Registration

- Shop at Vendor Tables and Socialize

8:30 - 9:40 am

- Keynote Speaker: Amy Meyer - How I Became a Six-Figure Indie Author

9:40 - 10:00 am

- Break

- Shop at Vendor Tables and Socialize

10:00 - 10:50 am

- Breakout Classes/Workshops

11:00 - 11:50 pm

- Breakout Classes/Workshops

12:00 - 1:30 pm

- Break for Lunch (included)

- Shop at Vendor Tables and Socialize

1:30 - 1:50 pm

- Business Meeting

2:00 - 2:50 pm

- Breakout Classes/Workshops

3:00 - 3:50 pm

- Breakout Classes/Workshops

4:00 - 4:50 pm

- Breakout Classes/Workshops

5:00 pm

- Closing Remarks and Raffle Drawing

 

 

Early Bird NWG Member Price (Before March 10th; Add $20 March 10th and beyond):

Individual Days:

     Thursday - $50; Friday - $75; Saturday - $75

Package Deals:

     Friday and Saturday - $129

     Entire Three-Day Package - $159

Non-Member Conference Price:

     $259 (Become a member and save! All are welcome, no matter where you live.)

 

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