THE 2019 SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY WRITERS ANNUAL LUNCHEON

WRITERS OF CENTRAL PA

join us for the

Annual Susquehanna Valley Writers Luncheon

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

10:45 – Registration

at the

Carriage Corner Restaurant

257 E. Chestnut St.

 Mifflinburg, PA 17844

GUEST SPEAKER: ANNETTE WHIPPLE FROM OXFORD, PA


Highly recommended by Jeanette Windle, Annette Whipple is an author living in Oxford, Pennsylvania with her husband and three children. She strives to inspire a sense of wonder in people while exciting them about the world around them. When she’s not writing or visiting schools, Annette enjoys reading a good book and snacking on warm chocolate chip cookies. Connect on Facebook and Instagram at @AnnetteWhippleBooks and Twitter @AnnetteWhipple. Learn more about Annette, her books, and her presentations at www.AnnetteWhipple.com.

Annette will present two sessions:

The Creative Calling

Who are you? You are a writer and so much more. Some of us care for children and aging parents. Some of us work additional jobs and volunteer in our communities. We have ideas to write but haven’t had time to write them. Or maybe we feel guilty when we take time away from our other priorities to write. Participants will learn practical tips as they consider their personal calling without neglecting their commitments.

Skip the Pitch: Work-for-Hire Writing Assignments

Want to be traditionally published? Stop pitching publishers and get paid to write informational books and other materials for children (grades K-12). If you enjoy learning and writing about new topics, break into the publishing world or bring in more income by writing for the educational market. This workshop explores a variety of writing opportunities with the educational market.

Cost: $25

Includes: soup and salad bar, beverage, gratuity, and speaker honorarium

Authors’ Book Table

If you are an author, feel free to bring your books to sell on the

Authors’ Book Table 

REGISTER NO LATER THAN MARCH 9th

Please send the following:

Your check for $25 to THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY WRITERS GROUP

Your contact information: full name, address, email address, and phone number to:

BONNIE SWINEHART

92 Oriental Rd.

Liverpool, PA 17045

Map and Directions to the Carriage Corner Restaurant

Carriage.Corner.Rest.

Open 7 days a week, Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on Route 45 just east of downtown Mifflinburg (257 E. Chestnut St. )

Group.Before.Lunch

http://www.carriagecornerrestaurant.com/ Bks.Freebies.Tables

View Carriage Corner Restaurant‘s location on a small map

FROM THE NORTH: Take Route 15 south to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Turn right on Route 45, traveling approximately 8 miles to Mifflinburg. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the left at the first red light in town.

FROM THE SOUTH: Take Routes 11-15 north toward Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Turn left onto PA Route 104. Travel approximately 25 miles to Mifflinburg. Turn right onto Route 45/Chestnut Street, traveling approximately 1.5 miles. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the right, just past the red light at Sheetz.

FROM THE EAST: Take I-80 west toward Bloomsburg. Take Route 15 south to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Turn right on Route 45, traveling approximately 8 miles to Mifflinburg. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the left at the first red light in town.

FROM THE WEST: Take Route 45 east to Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. Route 45 becomes Chestnut Street – travel approximately 1.5 miles to the end of town. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the right, just past the red light at Sheetz.

C.Corner.Rest.Sign

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 Bonnie Swinehart    Kathie Mitchell

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The 2018 Susquehanna Valley Writers Annual Luncheon

Group.Before.Lunch

ATTENTION: Writers in Central PA

join us for the

SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY WRITERS LUNCHEON 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

11:00 a.m.

at the

Carriage Corner Restaurant

Along Route 45, Mifflinburg, PA

Guest Speaker: Tonya Wilhelm

TONYA is a professional photographer, writer, and social media maven. Tonya photo illustrated the book Necessary Rules for Children in Pennsylvania Dutch Country (History Press, 2015.)

       The book, an unusual undertaking for the publisher, was accepted for publishing primarily due to her strong marketing platform on social media.

        She now shares her social media marketing techniques to help other writers establish effective professional marketing platforms for their own creative endeavors.

Tonya’s Topic

FIVE MAJOR MISTAKES MADE IN SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Facebook and Instagram can be fun, but when it comes to marketing on the popular platforms, it’s often a struggle to build an audience and get engagement on work-related posts. We’ll look at five major mistakes that easily kills anyone’s marketing efforts on social media.

Cost: $22

Includes: soup and salad bar, beverage, gratuity, and speaker honorarium

Authors’ Book Table

If you are an author, feel free to bring your books to sell on the

Authors’ Book Table 

REGISTER NO LATER THAN MARCH 19th

Send your check for $22 made out to:

Susquehanna Valley Writers Group

Mail to:

BONNIE SWINEHART

92 Oriental Rd.

Liverpool, PA 17045

Map and Directions to the Carriage Corner Restaurant

Carriage.Corner.Rest.

Open 7 days a week, Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on Route 45 just east of downtown Mifflinburg.

Group.Before.Lunch

http://www.carriagecornerrestaurant.com/ Bks.Freebies.Tables

View Carriage Corner Restaurant‘s location on a small map

FROM THE NORTH: Take Route 15 south to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Turn right on Route 45, traveling approximately 8 miles to Mifflinburg. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the left at the first red light in town.

FROM THE SOUTH: Take Routes 11-15 north toward Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Turn left onto PA Route 104. Travel approximately 25 miles to Mifflinburg. Turn right onto Route 45/Chestnut Street, traveling approximately 1.5 miles. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the right, just past the red light at Sheetz.

FROM THE EAST: Take I-80 west toward Bloomsburg. Take Route 15 south to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Turn right on Route 45, traveling approximately 8 miles to Mifflinburg. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the left at the first red light in town.

FROM THE WEST: Take Route 45 east to Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. Route 45 becomes Chestnut Street – travel approximately 1.5 miles to the end of town. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the right, just past the red light at Sheetz.

C.Corner.Rest.Sign

Kathie Mitchell

grannywriter@live.com

Kathie.Mitchell.2016

 

Bonnie.Swinehart.2016

Bonnie Swinehart

bonnieats@yahoo.com

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The Next Susquehanna Valley Writers Group Luncheon

Group.Before.Lunch

Map and Directions to the Carriage Corner Restaurant

Carriage.Corner.Rest.

Open 7 days a week, Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on Route 45 just east of downtown Mifflinburg.

Group.Before.Lunch

http://www.carriagecornerrestaurant.com/ Bks.Freebies.Tables

View Carriage Corner Restaurant‘s location on a small map

FROM THE NORTH: Take Route 15 south to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Turn right on Route 45, traveling approximately 8 miles to Mifflinburg. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the left at the first red light in town.

FROM THE SOUTH: Take Routes 11-15 north toward Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Turn left onto PA Route 104. Travel approximately 25 miles to Mifflinburg. Turn right onto Route 45/Chestnut Street, traveling approximately 1.5 miles. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the right, just past the red light at Sheetz.

FROM THE EAST: Take I-80 west toward Bloomsburg. Take Route 15 south to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Turn right on Route 45, traveling approximately 8 miles to Mifflinburg. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the left at the first red light in town.

FROM THE WEST: Take Route 45 east to Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. Route 45 becomes Chestnut Street – travel approximately 1.5 miles to the end of town. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the right, just past the red light at Sheetz.

C.Corner.Rest.Sign

Carriage.Corner.Rest.

CONTACT INFORMATION

COORDINATORS

   Kathie Mitchell

grannywriter@live.com

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THE NEXT SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY WRITERS’ LUNCHEON, TUESDAY, OCT. 13TH!

ANNUAL SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY WRITERS LUNCHEON & WORKSHOP

Tuesday, October 13th

11:00 a.m.

Writers, make plans to join the Susquehanna Valley Writers Group for a luncheon on Tuesday, October 13th at 11:00 a.m. at the Carriage Corner Restaurant, Mifflinburg, PA.

This year, we’ve decided not to have any speakers, which will curb the cost for anyone attending. You will be responsible to pay for your lunch, which you’ll order from the menu that day.  We’ll have a Freebie Book Table and an Authors’ Book Table if you’d like to display your books. Any sales you make will be private, between you and the buyer. If you’d like to make an “elevator pitch” to the group about your book, please let me know, and we’ll take time to do that.

So plan to come and enjoy a time of fellowship with other writers. And most importantly, PLEASE let me know by September 30th if you plan to attend. I must give a count to the restaurant so the owner can reserve a room for us, contingent on the number who plan to attend.

Marsha Hubler, Coordinator

marshahubler@wildblue.net

Map and Directions to the Carriage Corner Restaurant

Carriage.Corner.Rest.

Open 7 days a week, Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on Route 45 just east of downtown Mifflinburg.

Group.Before.Lunch

http://www.carriagecornerrestaurant.com/ Bks.Freebies.Tables

GPS Coordinates: 40.923466-77.030178

View Carriage Corner Restaurant‘s location on a small map

FROM THE NORTH: Take Route 15 south to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Turn right on Route 45, traveling approximately 8 miles to Mifflinburg. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the left at the first red light in town.

FROM THE SOUTH: Take Routes 11-15 north toward Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Turn left onto PA Route 104. Travel approximately 25 miles to Mifflinburg. Turn right onto Route 45/Chestnut Street, traveling approximately 1.5 miles. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the right, just past the red light at Sheetz.

FROM THE EAST: Take I-80 west toward Bloomsburg. Take Route 15 south to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Turn right on Route 45, traveling approximately 8 miles to Mifflinburg. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the left at the first red light in town.

FROM THE WEST: Take Route 45 east to Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. Route 45 becomes Chestnut Street – travel approximately 1.5 miles to the end of town. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the right, just past the red light at Sheetz.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FUN AND INFORMATIVE DAY FOR WRITERS OF ANY GENRE!

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2014 Susquehanna Valley Writers Luncheon and Workshop – Sat., October 4, 2014

ANNUAL SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY WRITERS LUNCHEON & WORKSHOP

JOIN US ON OCTOBER 4TH, 2014

Carriage Corner Restaurant, Mifflinburg, PA

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10:30 am until 1:35 pm

REGISTRATION FEE: ONLY $25

Soup and salad bar with beverage

Two Speakers This Year: Nonfiction and Fiction Focus

Two Nonfiction Workshops

 Speaker:  Elaine W. Miller

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Two Fiction Workshops

Speaker: Marsha Hubler

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PERKS

1.      FREE Peer Critique Group – monitored by Dorothy Pollock

2.      Private Critiques with the speakers  (CRITIQUE FEE: $20)             

(Limit: 4 private critiques for each speaker – first come, first served)

3.      Book Table – authors’ books, budget books, and freebies

The Tentative Schedule

10:30 – 10:55   Registration, Book Sales, and Get Acquainted

11:00 – 11:50   Session One: (Your choice)

NONFICTION: Elaine W. Miller: “Touching Hearts With Words — Writing Non-fiction from A to Z.” (Part I) Travel with Elaine on her writing journey as she shares the ABC’s and XYZ’s of becoming a published author who touches hearts. Over two sessions, Elaine will cover topics including how to be published, traditional vs. self-publishing, speaking, editing, marketing, and the writer’s life. Pre-requisite: A desire to write books that change lives and to do so with excellence.

FICTION: Marsha Hubler: “What Does That Editor Expect?” You’ve written the next best seller and you want to send it to an editor–any editor. But what do you need to know about writing, such as manuscript preparation, polishing the PUGS, and actually working with an editor to get your work published in excellent form? Come to this session and find out how to present your work in such a manner that the editor can’t turn you down.

11:55 -12:45 – Lunch Break

12:45 – 1:35– Session Two: (Your choice)

Elaine W. Miller: “Touching Hearts With Words — Writing Non-fiction from A to Z.” (Part II)

Marsha Hubler: “Make Your Fiction Jump Off the Page” Character development, plot with climax and resolution, natural dialogue, flowing narration….these are all important facets of writing page-turning fiction that wows your reader. Learn the basics of developing a story that the editor and the readers in the marketplace will not be able to resist.

1:35 –  Goodbye until next time

OR

1:50 – 2:45 Private Critiques ($20) 

with either speaker 

(Limit of  four critiques at about 12 minutes each for each faculty member)

*(After you register, contact Marsha Hubler at marshahubler@wildblue.net for the details to submit critique samples to either speaker.)

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT CRITIQUE SAMPLES TO THE FACULTY MEMBERS – SEPTEMBER 4TH

OR

   FREE Peer Critique Group – open to all

(Monitored by Dorothy Pollock)

Details to register for the FREE Peer Critique Group are on the REGISTRATION FORM PAGE

 

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REGISTRATION

To register, click on “2014 Luncheon Registration Form” at the top of this page

 About Our  Speakers

Elaine W. Miller

Elaine W. Miller is an author and international speaker who uses warmth, enthusiasm, and humor to connect with her audience. A member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, she has been a featured guest on Miller.Photo.Dan and I skiing in NY (2)radio and television, a keynote retreat speaker and seminar leader, and a faculty member of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer’s Conference,  Montrose We all Married Idiots cover (2)Christian Writer’s Conference, and the Upstate New York Christian Writers’ Gathering. Elaine is the author of three books, We All Married Idiots: Three Things You Will Never Change About Your Marriage and Ten Things You Can, Splashes of Serenity: Bathtime Reflections for Drained Moms, and Splashes of Serenity: Bathtime Reflections for Drained Wives. Her writing is in Sanctuary: A Devotional Bible for Women as well as several magazines. Elaine and her husband Dan, an ordained minister, live in Campbell, NY. Together they lead marriage retreats and travel annually to Europe as the Pastoral Care Couple to International Workers. They are blessed with three children and ten lively grandchildren.  For more information, please see Elaine’s website at http://www.SplashesofSerenity.com.

Marsha Hubler

The author of the best-selling Keystone Stables Series from Zonderkidz,  Marsha lives in central PA with her husband and two dogs. She has a master’s degree in education, over 40 years experience with children of all ages, and MyPictureforContact Pagepresently works with homeschoolers in her home office.  Her latest published works, THE LOVES OF SNYDER COUNTY SERIES and THE SNYDER COUNTY QUILTING BEE 12 SHORT STORIES, Amish/Mennonite fiction romance by Helping Hands Press, was created out of Marsha’s friendship with many Plain Folk who live in Snyder County. On the side, Marsha serves as acquisitions editor for Helping Hands Press, the Christian division of Trestle Press, Levittown, PA. She’s always looking for excellent writing in fiction forHubler.SCQB.Latest.Release.Cover tweens and older, horse stories, Christmas and Easter stories, and curriculum on all grade levels for the Helping Hands Supplemental Educational Division. A frequent speaker at writers’ conferences, she has a passion to help beginning writers get their work primed for publication. Visit her website, http://www.marshahubler.com and her blog that features writers’ tips for all genres and Amish and Mennonite traditions: http://www.marshahubler.wordpress.com

Map and Directions to the Carriage Corner Restaurant

Carriage.Corner.Rest.

Open 7 days a week, Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on Route 45 just east of downtown Mifflinburg.

Group.Before.Lunch

http://www.carriagecornerrestaurant.com/ Bks.Freebies.Tables

GPS Coordinates: 40.923466-77.030178

View Carriage Corner Restaurant‘s location on a small map

FROM THE NORTH: Take Route 15 south to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Turn right on Route 45, traveling approximately 8 miles to Mifflinburg. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the left at the first red light in town.

FROM THE SOUTH: Take Routes 11-15 north toward Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Turn left onto PA Route 104. Travel approximately 25 miles to Mifflinburg. Turn right onto Route 45/Chestnut Street, traveling approximately 1.5 miles. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the right, just past the red light at Sheetz.

FROM THE EAST: Take I-80 west toward Bloomsburg. Take Route 15 south to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Turn right on Route 45, traveling approximately 8 miles to Mifflinburg. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the left at the first red light in town.

FROM THE WEST: Take Route 45 east to Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. Route 45 becomes Chestnut Street – travel approximately 1.5 miles to the end of town. Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the right, just past the red light at Sheetz.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FUN AND INFORMATIVE DAY FOR WRITERS OF ANY GENRE!

C.Corner.Rest.Sign

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October 8, 2011’s Conference a Success!

 

Thank you, loyal writer friends who attended the 8th Susquehanna Valley Writers Workshop on October 8, 2011, at the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg, PA. If you did not attend, scroll down to the last post and see what you missed! We had great speakers, great food, and great fellowship with intense workshops about a variety of genres.

Our next gathering will be on Saturday, October 6, 2012. For a break from our conference venue, we are planning to “downsize” by having only a luncheon at Country Cupboard from 11:30 to 1:30 pm with one speaker to challenge us in our writing ventures.

There will be a small registration fee of $20 (due before the luncheon), which will cover  your cost for the huge Country Cupboard buffet and help us with expenses for our speaker. We always have much positive feedback about the time we share around the table discussing our writing projects and getting to know other authors with the passion to write.

We hope you’ll decide to join us for this short but sweet gathering of writers of any genre on October 6th, 2012.

In the meantime, sign up for my writers’ tips blog at www.marshahubler.wordpress.com where I share many tips about writing different genres, much of the information coming from past workshops, and join the Writers of Any Genre group on Facebook, where we discuss each other’s passions, hopes, dreams, and disappointments in the fascinating world of writing.

Happy writing!

Marsha

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