Wisconsin Writers Association A Writer Resource Since 1948
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2014
Internationally acclaimed novelist heads writing workshop in Washington County
WEST BEND, Wis. – Award-winning novelist and international writing instructor SJ Rozan is the author-in-residence and writing advisor for the first Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp, May 18-24, at Cedar Valley Center & Spa northwest of West Bend.
Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Writers Association and the Chicago Writers Association, the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp provides hands-on advice and one-on-one guidance for writers developing or polishing a book-length manuscript in any genre. The N-I-P Bookcamp receives additional support from Creative Co-Sponsor Diana Schramer, Write Way copyediting LLC, www.writewaycopyediting.com.
“The Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp is a great opportunity for writers inspired to start a book and who are determined to finish their work. The Bookcamp provides a platform designed specifically to help you to complete your manuscript and make it a successful addition to the literary world,” said Tori Collins, president of the Chicago Writers Association.
Rozan’s 14 mystery novels have won multiple awards including the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, Macavity, and the Japanese Maltese Falcon Her short stories have appeared in various “Best of” collections and she’s edited two short story anthologies. Based in New York, Rozan teaches and lectures widely including the Crime Fiction Academy in New York, the Art Workshop International in Assisi, Italy, The Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Symrna Beach, Fla., and as writer-in-residence at the Singapore Management University.
Joining her at this year’s Bookcamp are staff members Philip Martin and Lisa Lickel.
Former acquisitions editor for The Writer Books, Martin is director of Great Lakes Literary, Milwaukee, where he edits and produces award-winning nonfiction and fiction title for adults and young readers. He also is the author of several books on writing.
A versatile and award-winning novelist, historian, and editor from Washington County, Lickel has published eight books ranging from Christian romance to mysteries to paranormal. Her experience with e-publishing and the blossoming field of boutique publishers will be an invaluable resource for Bookcamp registrants. She will lead a panel discussion on the publishing industry and multiplying publishing avenues – and pitfalls – for today’s writers.
Scheduled guest speakers include TV and movie scriptwriter James Strauss from southeast Wisconsin, and the agents of Red Sofa Literary, Dawn Frederick and Jennie Goloboy, St. Paul, Minn.
“Unlike the traditional classroom writing conferences, the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp offers a small group of writers an opportunity to spend six days entirely focused on their works-in-progress, with one-on-one counseling from published authors and experiences writing instructors and literary agents,” Wisconsin Writers Association President Dave Rank said.
The six-day Bookcamp registration remains open for commuter enrollees for $795, which includes all Bookcamp classes, materials, critique sessions, one-on-one consultations, and all meals. A limited number of residential registrations remain open.