2019 SPRING SPEAKERS

Sylvia Hubbard

Sylvia Hubbard

Sylvia Hubbard, Detroiter and independently published author. Her foundation genre has always been romance. Always urban and contemporary styled, her writing is enjoyed all over the world by many nationalities. She has published four paperbacks and over 10 e-books. In the upcoming year, she will be featured in several anthologies and she will be publishing more e-books. For the past 10 years, Sylvia has taught writers how to sell products on the Internet at conferences, workshops and with her book, Internet Marketing for Writers & Businesses. Visit her website at www.SylviaHubbard.com.

Colleen Gleason

Colleen Gleason is an award-winning, New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author who has written more than forty novels in a variety of genres, including paranormal, steampunk, historical fiction, dystopian fiction, YA fiction, and more. She’s written for Penguin, HarperCollins, Harlequin, and Chronicle Books. She currently writes for Kensington Books and also indie-publishes several books a year.

Visit her website at www.colleengleason.com.

Lev Raphael

Lev Raphael has published twenty-five books in many genres: memoir, mystery, advice for writers, essays, literary fiction, historical fiction, supernatural fiction, short story collections, psychology, biography, and self-help for adults and children. His fiction and creative non-fiction have been taught at colleges and universities coast-to-coast and he’s had stories and essays appear in several dozen anthologies in the U.S. and England. Lev’s books have been translated into fifteen languages and he’s done hundreds of invited readings and talks on three continents, at venues that include the Library of Congress and Oxford University. Visit his website www.LevRaphael.com.

Mel Corrigan

Mel Corrigan is a freelance writer from Clarkston and the business manager at Scribe Publishing Company in Royal Oak.

Her writing has been published in The Oakland County Times, Scribe Publishing News, and the Michigan Midwives Association. She’s currently polishing essays and co-authoring a memoir-of-sorts with a surgeon.

Sign up for Mel’s newsletter at www.MelCorrigan.com.

Diana Kathryn Plopa

Diana Kathryn Plopa has published a book of poetry, Ideate Avail (currently out of print) and five other books of various genres. Her personal goal is to write one book in each of the 33 major genres. She spent time as a features writer for a Detroit newspaper, and wrote copy for a popular Detroit radio program, as well as various community television programs.
Diana Kathryn was also extensively involved in Detroit Repertory Theatre as a Technical Director. Visit her website at www.DKPWriter.com

Weam Namou

Weam Namou, an award winning author, has published 13 books, is a speaker, a journalist, and a filmmaker. She is vice president of Detroit Working Writers (DWW), a 118-year-old professional writing association, and serves as an Ambassador for the Authors Guild of America, the nation’s oldest and largest professional organization for writers. Namou hosts a weekly half hour TV show on Community Media Network in Troy, Michigan. She’s also founder of The Path of Consciousness, a spiritual and writing conference and retreat, and Unique Voices in Films, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Read more at www.WeamNamou.com.

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