The Ninth Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference

Fiction, Non Fiction, and Business Topics presented as Lectures, Workshops, and Panel Discussions. Featuring Michigan Authors, Speakers, & Educators.

  • Saturday | October 8, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Held in the Oakland Center at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan
Author Bonnie Jo Campbell at the 2015 Rochester Writers' Conference

Author Bonnie Jo Campbell at the 2015 Rochester Writers’ Conference – photo by Rochester Writers

Opening Remarks and Welcome by Rochester Mayor Cathy Daldin

Speakers Include:

  • Lisa Howard
  • Linda Anger
  • Roberta Brown
  • Cindy Kitchel
  • Susan Kehoe
  • Elizabeth Heiter
  • Colleen Gleason
  • Sylvia Hubbard
  • Teresa Crumpton
  • Rex Halfpenny

Presentations Include:

  • How to Build Your Writing Career
  • Speaking Skills for Writers
  • Online Writing Resources
  • Non-Fiction Book Proposal
  • World Building
  • Is Self-Publishing Right for You
  • Magazine Editor’s Panel
  • Writing Credible Law Enforcement Characters
  • Humor Writing Workshop
  • The 21st Century Writer
  • Romance Writing Panel

Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the first session about 9:00 a.m. The last session will end by 5:00 p.m. Thank you.

Attendees may bring a fully charged laptop or tablet. Although not necessary, a computer will enhance the experience with a hands-on feel. Use the hashtag: #RochesterWriters before, during and after the event in your posts, likes, and tweets.

Fresh hot coffee and tea available throughout the day. Light breakfast snacks and a full lunch included with registration. Please contact us if you have special dietary concerns. A charging station will be available for mobile devices in the registration area.

Attendees will be able to choose one presentation per session time at the conference. Schedule could change without notice – Rochester Writers reserves the right to add, subtract, or substitute any of the presentations and speakers. Thank you.

Please Note: All events take place in the Oakland Center of Oakland University (2200 N Squirrel Road, Rochester, MI 48309). Use parking lot 2 (P2) and walk south (opposite the pond) for the shortest distance into the Oakland Center. In addition, use parking lot 1 off Squirrel Road (P1) and walk east toward the building. The Oakland Center is positioned between the lots and the Clock Tower. Look for Bright Yellow Signs. The Oakland Center is #13 on the printable version Campus Map.