Calling all closeted novelists! You’re invited to attend the library’s first festival for authors and writers.
Attend writing workshops taught by UW-Platteville professors, learn from local authors, and meet fellow writers from the SW Wisconsin area.
No registration required. Workshop schedule is subject to change.
|1:00 – 1:15||Welcome|
|1:15 – 2:15||Paths to Publication||David Krugler, Bill Yazbec, Kathy Jacobson, Joe Potosi||Which publishing method is right for you? Learn about the benefits of both traditional and self-publishing.||2:15 – 2:30||Break|
|2:30 – 3:00||Story Structure Using the Hero’s Journey||Karen Pluemer||What is the Hero’s Journey, and how can it make your plot stronger? Using her experience as a novelist, screenwriter, and UW-P English instructor, Karen will break down how to strengthen your narrative.|
|3:00 – 3:30||Historical Fact vs Historical Fiction||David Krugler||How can you use historical details to strengthen, not detract, from your story? Learn how from David Krugler, a UW-P history professor who recently published a historical thriller set in the 1940s.|
|3:30 – 4:00||Worldbuilding||Tom Pitcher||How can you make your fictional world feel believable? Learn how language, history, and geography can help flesh out your setting. Tom teaches composition at UW-P and has fantasy worldbuilding experience.|
|4:00 – 5:00||Open Mic + Author Readings||Chat with fellow attendees and listen to our panelists read excerpts from their works. Do you have a favorite poem or your own piece of writing? Bring something to share!|