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1 Lakefly Writers Conference

Enjoy some Midwestern hospitality at this intimate conference known for its regional flair.

May 10–11, 2019. Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center, Oshkosh, Wis. $75. Fee includes Saturday lunch. A special conference rate of $99.99 is available at the adjacent Premier Waterfront Hotel. It offers writers an inspiring, affordable guide to publishing success. “Due to our size and budget, we don’t 120. Novelists Beth Amos (Mattie Winston series), David Michael Williams (), Shaun Harris (), Silvia Acevedo (God Awful books); Winnebego County (Wis.) Coroner Barry Busby; others. With approximately 20 presenters, Lakefly is a small conference with big ambitions. Topics for 2019 include world-building, continuity when writing a series, creating compelling characters, writing through grief, digital forensics, poetry and more. Attendees may also pitch to a regional agent/publisher at no additional charge. Fun activities include a Friday night open mic at the nearby Oshkosh Public Library. Visit the Paine Art Center and Gardens on Algoma Boulevard. The historic estate houses a remarkable collection of art as well as various display gardens featuring thousands of plant specimens.

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