It's almost time for our next ACFW Great Lakes Chapter gathering - and this time it features not only a fabulous speaker, but a general membership meeting!
On Saturday, October 19, 2013, Literary Agent Linda Glaz will be speaking on putting together a proposal packet. The presentation will run from 10 am to 2:30 pm, and will include lunch. There is NO cost to attend! Please bring a working copy of your proposal with you to the workshop.
The general membership meeting will begin right after lunch - at around 12:30pm. Even if you can't make the proposal presentation, hopefully you can attend the membership meeting and spend time with your Michigan writer friends!
At the meeting, we will be finalizing nominations for the 2014 GLC Board and set our course for next year. Please prayerfully consider whether you can take on a board role for 2014. All positions are open to the membership for voting, and those wishing
to have their names in-the-hat for Board position consideration are
invited to send their names to Holly Wolfe, our current president at email@example.com.
Also, if you
plan on attending, please email Peggy Bennitt at firstname.lastname@example.org so that she can plan the food for the workshop. Thanks!
The presentation, and workshop, will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jackson, MI (3637 Spring Arbor Road, Jackson, MI 49201). We will be in the library upstairs and the best place to park would be
the back (upper level) parking lot, unless you have lots to carry or
have difficulty with stairs or hills. In those cases, the lower level
and the parking there are better because you can haul stuff in and take
it up in the elevator. There is another event that day (LWML Rally) in
the lower level. We are on the upper level in the library. Hope to see you there!
With ACFW's conference in Indianapolis just around the corner, it's
time to start getting ready for those oh-so-important editor and
agent appointments. So you work on your pitch. And work. And work.
But how do you know if it's any good?
What if you could do a practice run - on an actual literary agent?
Well, thanks to Hartline Literary agent and ACFW/GLC
member Linda Glaz, you can! The Great Lakes Chapter of ACFW is
having a meeting which will feature an opportunity to practice your
novel pitches on Hartline Agent Linda Glaz, who will listen and give
you the kind of feedback that can help you relax - and shine - when
it comes time for "the real thing" in Indy. Linda will also be
talking about one-sheets, which are another selling point for your
The meeting will be held Saturday, August 24 from 10am
to 1pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 37635 Dequindre, in Troy, MI
(Mapquest directions - http://www.mapquest.com/?q2=6306539+type:mqid).
Snacks will be provided. The meeting is free, though a freewill
offering will be taken up for the speaker. Please RSVP to Karlene (email@example.com)
once you know you're coming. Hope you can make it!
I hope everyone has been getting in some great summer reading (and writing!) this summer. Hopefully, while sipping cool lemonade or iced tea in the shade, with a soft breeze ruffling your pages. :-)
Next time you're at your desk, mark your calendars for our August & October meetings. Great times, great friends & excellent info to help you sell that book!
Saturday, August 24, 2013 10am to 2pm Faith Lutheran Church: 37635 Dequindre, Troy, MI Practice your pitch with Agent Linda Glaz - and more on having your one-sheet ready to go. September - Join us in Indy for the national ACFW conference! Saturday, October 19, 2013 beginning at 10 am Redeemer Lutheran Church: 3637 Spring Arbor Rd. Jackson, MI Putting together a proposal packet - taught by literary agent and author Linda Glaz
There is no charge for the presentations at meetings, though a love offering will be taken at each for the speakers, etc.
Hi folks! You all know how important it is to have a solid one-sheet for any projects you may be pitching - whether at the ACFW Conference in Indy or anywhere else. Join the ACFW Great Lakes Chapter at our next meeting that includes a Hands-on workshop on creating a one-sheet for your project!
Join us on Saturday, July 13, at Good New Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan (http://mapq.st/11uP92Y) from 1 to 4pm, where Joy Avery Melville and Amanda Barratt will help us take our raw material and turn it into a document that will help us grab the attention of editors and agents.
Remember: this is a HANDS ON workshop - be sure to bring pictures that depict something in your stories, bio/profile pics, synopses and we'll be ready to rock 'n roll to put together some inspiring one-sheets. We will have hand-outs, samples and ideas to help.
Please RSVP to JoAnne Sher (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as you can if you're coming. No cost for members. Love offering for the speakers will be taken.
Just a quick note to let you know that the June 8 ACFW Great Lakes Chapter meeting has been cancelled.
But that's not the only meeting GLC has planned for 2013. Be sure to check out the meeting tab here at the blog for details on the meetings scheduled for July, August, and October, all centered around preparing you (and helping you with your next step) for ACFW National in "nearby" Indianapolis in September.
They will feature a July meeting in the Grand Rapids area where you can learn to prepare a one-sheet, an opportunity to practice your pitch on a real literary agent in Troy in August, and a meeting where you can learn about preparing your book proposal packet in Jackson in October. Click here for more details - hope to see you there!
The ACFW Great Lakes Chapter Board is excited to share the lineup of meetings/speakers for this year - focusing primarily on getting you folks ready for the ACFW Conference in Indianapolis! Since our fair state is so close to the conference location this year, we're hoping to have see many GLCers there - and we want you prepared! Hope you can take advantage of these opportunities, in different areas of the state.