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Living Your Writing Life Symposium

Fourteenth Annual VWC Symposium

Living Your Writing Life: (TBD)

August 3, 2024

This year's Symposium will be in-person at Randolph-Macon College, 114 College Ave., Ashland, Virginia.

We're excited to have MM "Peggy" Finck as our keynote speaker.

MM Finck is a publishing consultant and niche editor specializing in queries, pitches, opening pages, & overall story analysis. She established her practice as the Query Quill in 2014. She oversees WomenWriters,Women[‘s]Books’s Agents’ Corner & Author Interviews segments. She was granted the first ever interview with the Editor-in-Chief of Amazon’s Lake Union Publishing. Among MM’s clients’ and interviewees’ successes are chart rankings, bestsellers, and two adaptations to television series - one Apple, one Prime. Two-time Vice-President of Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Past-Chair Advisor for Rising STAR Award for Unpublished Women’s Fiction. Founder of Penning Suspense, a group for suspenseful & thriller fiction writers, and togetHER, a Facebook group for women. Also active in James River Writers, Sister in Crime, & Writer Unboxed. Represented by Katie Shea Boutillier. On social media as @MMFinck.

We are still in the planning stages and will be adding more details as they develop.

(No longer accepting proposals for presentations. Thank you to those who sent in proposals. We received numerous fabulous proposals making our choice difficult. You will be hearing back soon about which were chosen.)

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