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A Writer's Roadtrip #10: Area 1 Mini-Con: Reset…Restart…Refocus. A Decade of Mapping the Journey

When:
Saturday, October 8, 2022, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Where:
Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center
Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center
7794 Peach St
Erie, PA  16509
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Todd Main
Category:
Conference
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Workshops, presenters, and schedules are subject to change.
Check out all the opportunities listed below the schedule.

WE TAKE YOUR SAFETY SERIOUSLY

During these uncertain times, we’re taking precautions to ensure you’re able to attend WRT#10 in a safe and healthy environment. For this Mini-Conference, please note:
• Wearing a facemask is optional during WRT#10.
• Hand sanitizer will be available or bring your own.
• Event space allows social distancing if you desire.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Friday, September 30, 2022 at 9:00 PM
$80.00
 
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$70.00
 
$80.00

WRITER’S ROAD TRIP 10 SCHEDULE

(Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center) *Or click to download/print a  copy of the schedule:  Writer's Roadtrip Mini Conference #10 2022.

REGISTRATION-Hospitality Suite(MirageMeetingRoom)        8:00-8:30
“Inspiration”Holly Jacobs                                                                                                                 8:30-8:40
“Pennwriters: Roadside Service to all Fiction & Nonfiction: Leslie T. SmeltzPresident PW  8:40-8:45

 

BAY1

Penthouse Meeting Room (6thFloorMarriott)

BAY2

CourtyardLobbyConferenceRoom

BAY3

DesertDiningMeetingRoom



9:02-9:50
Bay 1

MapQuest
Karen Geiger 
{Journal Writing}

9:02-9:50
Bay 2

Learners Permit
Deanna Adams 
{Novel Beginnings}



9:02-9:50
Bay 3

Where’s The Owner’s Manual?
Catherine McLean
{Peeling The Character Onion}



10:00-10:50
Bay 1

Bridges
Debra Rae Sanchez
{Play Writing}

10:00-10:50
Bay 2

Trailer Hitch
Kathy Otten
{Hooks}

10:00-10:50
Bay 3

Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
Mary Sutton
{Not Your Mother’s History Lesson: Tips for Writing Historical Fiction}



11:00-11:50
Bay 1

Play Grounds
Debra Rae Sanchez
{Writing for Children}

11:00-11:50
Bay 2

Road Construction
Annette Dashofy
Building Online Presence}

11:00-11:50
Bay 3

Travel Agents
Gene Ware
{Let Your Characters Lead the Way/Let Your Imagination Run Wild}




LUNCH-Cafeteria-Buffet(SafariGrill) 12:00-1:30


1:35-2:20
Bay 1
4-Way Stop
Kathy Otten
{Conflict}
1:35-2:20
Bay 2

Tropes: The Spare Tire of Your Journey
Babs Mountjoy
{Discussion of Tropes in Writing}

1:35-2:20
Bay 3

Checking Under the Hood
Patricia Thrushart
{Elements of Poetry}



2:30-3:20
Bay 1

Scenic Overlooks
Deanna Adams
{Creating Scenes and Using Dialogue}

2:30-3:20
Bay 2

Road Signs
Susan Gable
{Atticus – An Author’s Best Friend [Book Writing Software]}

2:30-3:20
Bay 3

Avoiding The Cul-de-Sac
Catherine McLean
{Avoid Monochrome Writing}



3:30-4:20
Bay 1

You’re Driving Me Crazy
Dianna Allen
{Character Development in Light of Mental Illness and Deep Character Flaws}

3:30-4:20
Bay 2

Billboards
Annette Dashofy
{Social Media and Newsletters}

3:30-4:20
Bay 3

The Milestones of the Poetic Journey
Patricia Thrushart
{Sensory Writing}


 

KEEP ON TRUCKING! 
Hospitality Suite (Mirage Meeting Room)

Book Signing
Basket Raffle Drawing
Announcing “Billboard Contest” Winners
Turning In Surveys
Closing Remarks 4:20-6:00


 

10th YEAR BONUS:
Detours: Gene Ware {Do You Have a Writing Strategy?} 1:35 – 2:20

Traffic Alert: Melanie Billings {Types of Punctuation} 2:30 - 3:20.

Location: Pitch Room (Sahara Board Room).

 


 

SPECIAL: REST STOP RESPITE.
Every good road trip needs a few rest stops. Come grab a coffee and kick back with bestselling, award-winning Erie authors Susan Gable and Holly Jacobs (the Dynamic Duo of “Trippin’ With Holly & Susan” podcast). Chat about writing, about publishing, about...well, like any good road trip, the conversation occasionally goes off-roading. But Susan and Holly are happy to take a spin around the unexpected block. Location: Hospitality Suite (Mirage Meeting Room). Times: 11:00 - 12:00.

TRAVELLER INFORMATION CENTER.
Must sign for this event at Registration Table. $5.00. Share 10 minutes, one-on-one, with: • Editor with Wild Rose Press, Melanie A. Billings, for submission advice. Location: Pitch Room (Sahara Board Room). Times: 10:00 - 11:55 (only 8 slots).* • Editor and Translator from Tree Shadow Press, Debra R. Sanchez, for possible publication. Location: Pitch Room (Sahara Board Room). Times: 9:00 - 9:55 (only 4 slots).*
* You can register with both if you wish.