Your Writing Journey: Shooting for the Stars!

The VWC Symposium Committee has made the decision to have this year's event be a virtual one beginning Friday, August 6 at 7:00 PM, continuing Saturday, August 7 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Sunday, August 8, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  (See the schedule below.)

Registration opened June 1, 2021. Early Bird price is $50 for members and $60 for non-members.  After July 1, prices will be $60 for members and $70 for non-members.

There will be door prizes to give away with a drawing at the end of each day.

Click here to go to the event registration page.



7PM   Jane Friedman - Keynote Address


10AM -   SESSION 1 

Jack Trammell – Non-Fiction Editing Techniques

Elizabeth Spragins – Teaching Your Words to Dance (Poetry)   

11AM -   SESSION 2

Cass Morris – Choose, Don’t Presume: Level up your SFF Worldbuilding

          Rick Hodges – “Write Dialogue Like an Expert” he said.

12Noon -   SESSION 3        

James Cole – Literary Slapfighting

Katherine Gotthardt, John Dutton, Rebecca Sosa, & Zach Tamer, with Jan Rayl as Facilitator – Writing & Marketing Your Children’s Book

1PM -    SESSION 4     

Pamela K Kinney – How You Engage and How Your Signing Table Looks Drives Sales for You

Susan Williamson – Writing Side Gigs:  How to Finance Ink, Paper, and Submission Fees

(Door prize drawing at end of day)


10AM -   SESSION 1

David Kudler – The Power of Where: Place, Settings, and the Hero’s Adventure

April Michelle Davis – Critiquing Your First Pages

11AM -   SESSION 2

Solveig Eggerz – Storytelling: Gateway into your Writing

Betsy Ashton – Creating and Executing a Book Launch Plan

12Noon -   SESSION 3        

David Godwin – An Introduction to IngramSpark

Jenna Harte – From Draft to Fab: 6 Fool-Proof Ways to Revise Your Manuscript

1PM -   SESSION 4  

Chris Register – Concise Syntax & Clear Prose

David M Simms – Writing Thrillers – How to Twist High Concept Plots, Memorable Characters, and Settings into Page-Turners.

(Door prize drawing at end of day)

Click here to go to the event registration page.

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