2012 Rochester Writers’ Conference

Early Fall on the Oakland University Campus, Rochester, Michigan

The Fifth Annual
Rochester Writers’ Conference
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Oakland University

One of my favorite events of the year (second only to the Woodward Dream Cruise) is the annual Rochester Writers’ Conference.

The Rochester Writers’ Conference, for new and published writers, began at Rochester College in 2008 when founder & organizer, Michael Dwyer, recognized a strong desire among writers in the Southeastern Michigan area for professional development.

Michael also noticed many writers’ conferences are expensive, multi-day events … often time-consuming and out-of-reach to many.

Part of his vision was to make this an easy event to attend … just one day … at a reasonable rate. The success of the conference has proven time and again that you don’t have to travel to New York or L.A. to find good, effective writing instruction.

The 2012 event is no exception. This year’s theme is “The Writer’s Voice” and the conference includes a full day of presentations for fiction and nonfiction writers at all stages of their careers.

Attendees may choose from a variety of sessions taking place throughout the day. The $99 registration fee includes your choice of workshops and lectures, fresh refreshments all day, a full lunch, and an entertaining keynote address to enhance the learning experience.

The 2012 keynote speaker, Stan Williams, is an international award-winning producer, filmmaker and show creator. Since 1972, he has managed hundreds of industrial and dramatic productions, numerous documentaries, live shows, theater, as well as live and broadcast television as producer, director, writer, editor, and executive producer.

Books and materials will available for sale, but the Rochester Writers’ Conference grants only the presenters the right to display and sell their work. NO other venders or sales will be present.

All events take place in the Oakland Center on the campus of Oakland University (the event was moved to Oakland University in 2010). OU is located on the border of Rochester Hills & Auburn Hills at this address: 2200 N Squirrel Rd, Rochester, MI 48309.

I’ve attended all four previous conferences, walked away with valuable information and new insights after each one, and never fail to meet interesting people … all of whom share my passion for words.

Time to network is available too – so bring business cards.

By the way, I’ll be on the panel for self-publishing.

For more information and to register online, visit the Rochester Writers’ Conference Home Page.

Then, if you have a moment, check out the book trailer for my Readers Favorite Gold Medal Award-winning novel, “Reichold Street.”


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3 Responses to “2012 Rochester Writers’ Conference”

  1. 2012 Rochester Writers’ Conference | EditorEtc LLC Says:

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  2. Ron Herron Says:

    Tim – there is something for everyone at this conference. I’ve never failed to learn something interesting and useful, or meet other fascinating writers. Check out all the Press info on the Conference web site! 😉


  3. T. W. Dittmer Says:

    I looked at the site and wrote it on my calender. I’ll have to think about whether I want to attend.


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