2019 Conference Schedule

 ~Friday, April 5, 2019~
Socialize with people, meet the speakers and otherwise have a nice time.

6:00 – 8:00pm Presentation: The Life of Helen Steiner Rice: “A Pen in the Hand of God” by Dr. Hilaire Tavenner


~Saturday, April 7, 2018

THEME: “THE ART OF WRITING”
9:30-10:00am: Sign in and Breakfast
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Opening Prayer
10:30-11:15 Morning Workshop #1
            Room A 103 Mary Lou Sampson, “Children’s Literature: Building Formative Years”
            Room B 102 Wendy Koile, “Doing Research for non-fiction writing”
            Room C 101 Mr. Gerry Vogel, “Getting Your Book into Libraries. Do’s, Don’ts and Opportunities to Know About.”
11:30 – 12:15  Morning Workshop #2
            Room A 103 Mary Lou Sampson “Children’s Literature: Building Formative Years”
            Room B 102 Mr. Robert Moore, “Technology in Life”
            Room C 101 Mr. Gerry Vogel, “Getting Your Book into Libraries. Do’s, Don’ts and Opportunities to Know About.”
12:15- 1:00 Lunch and Socializing
1:00-1:30  review vendors
1:30-1:40  Announcements/Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Kelly Boyer Saggert
1:45-2:30 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Kelly Boyer Sagert “The Art of Writing”
2:45-3:30 Afternoon Workshop #3
            Room A  “Sales Pitch”  Published authors promoting/selling their books.
            Room B Wendy Koile, “Doing Research for non-fiction writing”
            Room C Mr. Michael Lambert, “The Hero’s Journey: A Guide for Novel Structure”
3:45- 4:30 Afternoon Workshop #4
            Room A “Sales Pitch” Published authors promoting/selling their books.
            Room B Mr. Robert Moore, “Technology in Life”
            Room C Mr. Michael Lambert, “The Hero’s Journey: A Guide for Novel Structure”
4:45- 5:00 Closing Announcements and AWARDS and Closing Prayer


THOUGHOUT THE DAY, THERE WILL BE A VIDEO OF READ/WRITE/LOCAL from November 10, 2018 at the Avon Lake Public Library. Event planned by Gerry Vogel, assistant director.  The Video displays a “panel of discussions” and interviews from experienced authors/writers! Produced by the Avon Lake Community Television.




NEOCWC 2019 PRESENTERS & Presentations & Sponsors
Keynote:  

Kelly Boyer Sagert “The Art of Writing is this year's keynote talk.  Kelly Boyer Sagert will share lessons she's learned over 30 years of freelance writing, with the concept of "balance" repeatedly coming to the forefront. Kelly works full-time as a freelance writer and has lived in Lorain since she was three months' old. She is the treasurer of the International Writer's Association and has published more than 15 books, contributing material to dozens of more books. She writes plays, with one script of hers used as the basis for the Emmy Award-nominated documentary, Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story, that appeared on PBS. Kelly has published literally thousands of shorter pieces of her writing. New projects include her just-released poetry chapbook, Speak the Name; her other "new" book, Hidden History of Lorain County; and a storytelling program about an Ohioan who was the first woman to run for President of the United States. The program is titled Victoria Woodhull: Shattering Glass Ceilings. www.kbsagert.com 


Dr. Mary Hilaire Tavenner, President of IWA/FHSR.  “Helen Steiner Rice: A Pen in the Hand of God”.   Author of 8 books, including a biography of Helen Steiner Rice, a public speaker and host of “Dr. T., Ph.D.” on Bold Brave Media radio in NYC.  www.boldbravemedia.com every Thursday 7pm until April 25, 2019. All programs are also available on her website homepage.  dutchink.com

Gerry Vogel, Assistant Director of Avon Lake Public Library
“Getting Your Book Into Libraries: Do’s, Don’ts and Opportunities to Know About” How do libraries generally work behind the scenes?  Each is as unique as the community it serves, so here is some advice on getting to know them.  How are collections decisions made?  How are materials acquired?  How do library patrons find them?  What about e books?  www.alpl.org
 gvogel@avonlake.lib.oh.us


Michael Lambert “The Hero’s Journey: A Guide for Novel Structure”
Description: You have a great idea for a novel.  Now what? Learn how a common story outline known as “The Hero’s Journey” can transform novels and screenplays into stories with enriching depth, epic characters and exciting drama.   mllambertauthor.com

Wendy Koile  “Research 101-Digging Deeper” Description: This is about writing non-fiction effectively.  Whether writing nonfiction, fiction, or family history, writers often run right into a brick wall when it comes to research. Author Wendy Koile will break down these barriers by demonstrating ways to utilize overlooked or obscure resources for your projects and will offer advice on how to find the hidden treasure of information that will make your writing complete. wkoile@live.com

Robert Moore  “Technology in Life” This discussion will be about the exciting upcoming changes in Technology and how it can benefit people in their daily lives.  The technologies discussed will include net neutrality, 5G, Augmented Reality, Automation, the Cloud and Virtual Reality. www.MooreWriting.com


Mary Lou Sampson “Children's Literature: Building Their Formative Years” MaryLou Sampson is a retired teacher from Elyria City Schools with a Masters in Education with Reading Certification.  She is also a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and a Martha Jennings Scholar.  Presently she is a member of Beta Gamma and former past president of Delta Nu (local chapter).  DKG is an international Honor Society for Key Women Educators promoting excellence in education.  mlous1@oh.rr.com


“SALES PITCH”  This is a first time “experiment” for NEOCWC.  Any registered attendee may sign up, as long as there are “Minutes for Sale”.  Two sessions, 40 minutes each, will be sold for $5.00 for 5 minutes or $10.00 for 10 minutes.  During Workshop Sessions three and four/room A, any author or business may speak about his/her/their work or book (s).  Presenter will introduce his or her self, talk about the work…how long did it take? How or what was your inspiration?  Where did you publish?  Do you recommend this publishing company to your listeners? Or present any other information you think may be of interest to the workshop attendees.  Sign up is to e-mail Dr. Tavenner at www.dutchink@aol.com or upon arrival to the conference, if time is still available.  First come: first served. 




SPONSORS
International Writers Association/Friends of Helen Steiner Rice
Lorain Rotary Club
Dr. Hilaire Tavenner, Dutch Ink Publishing
Kathryn Eyring, Ageing Gracefully TV
J. Holly McCain/Shirley Gilreath
Robert Moore, Moore Writing
Services:  Lorain County Community College


IWA/FHSR Planning Committee:

Robert Moore, J. Holly McCain, Rosalie Martin, Shirley Gilreath, Dr. Tavenner; Numerous volunteers and IWA/FHSR Offices and Officers.