Do Something for Your Writing Self
Join authors, writers, and poets at one of the biggest and best writing conferences in West Michigan!
Step away from distractions and demands for a day and treat yourself to a well-deserved break. Get new writing ideas and inspiration. Recharge in the camaraderie of fellow writers — both new and veteran. Share your experiences, expand your network, and help yourself be the best writer you can be.
Enjoy keynote speakers on Friday, October 13, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Marcel "Fable the Poet" Price and Rachel Gleason, Spoken Word Poets
Choose from 15 workshops on Saturday, October 14, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - featuring Joy Gaines-Friedler, John Gonzalez, Mardi Jo Link, J.R. Roper, and more.
Sign up for an exclusive 1:1 Marketing Consultation with a seasoned pro. Get the details when you register here for the conference.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is available in the lot directly in front of the Seidman Center.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
If you register as a student, please bring your student ID to the event. You will be asked to show it at registration. If you register as a senior, an ID will need to be shown at registration as well.
What is the 1:1 Marketing Consultation?
If your book is being printed or is published, it’s time to work on getting your book in the hands of readers, the shelves of retailers and libraries, and make you and your work visible online. Even if you’re still writing your book or considering your publishing options, it is never too early to start marketing yourself as a writer. Start with a 30-minute customized consultation with Susan Julien Larimore, a marketing expert from Splattered Ink Press. Sign up for a special session when you register for the Quit Whining Start Writing Conference — for only an additional $50. Prior to your marketing session, Susan will connect with you, determine your needs, request you complete a marketing questionnaire so she can prepare meaningful materials, ideas, and suggestions for you ahead of time.
Additional FAQs can be found at QuitWhiningStartWriting.com