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Kansas Twister, Kansas Authors Club 2015 Convention and Writing Conference, Topeka, KS, October 2-4

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State Writing Conference & Convention
October 2-4, 2015
Ramada Inn Downtown, Topeka
420 E 6th St, Topeka, KS, 66607
Phone:855-654-2060



Hosted by District 1

“Kansas Twister”

Elle Lothlorien

 

 

 

Banquet Speaker:
Elle Lothlorien
"Kissing Frogs and
Tumbling Down the
Rabbit Hole: The
Topsy-Turvy State
of Publishing"

Elle's first self-published
romantic comedy, The Frog Prince,
became an Amazon bestseller
in December 2010, and peaked at #1
on Amazon’s Top 100 List for Humor in
2012. She was one of the first self-published
authors to take advantage of Amazon’s“ free
promo days,” and gave away 45,000 copies of
her books on Valentine’s Day, 2012 —catapulting
her second novel,  Sleeping Beauty, to Amazon’s bestseller list.
Read nire abiyt Elle and her writing

2015 Convention Speakers and Topics:

Thomas Fox Averill

  Know What You're Doing: Craft, structure, genre, story in fiction writing

Mark Bouton

  Tips for Writing a Novel

Elle Lothlorien

  Dating Your Book: Understanding the Amazon Algorithm Through Online Dating

Esther Luttrell

  Creating Dynamic Dialogue and Believable Characters

  Writing and Publishing an Autobiography That's More Than A Memoir

Max McCoy

  The Three Keys of Effective Research

Kevin Rabas

  Writing Mediatative Poetry

Kevin Rabas

  Using Decription and Imagery in Poetry and Prose

T. Dawn Richard

  Using Screenwriting Techniques to Plot Your Novel

T. Dawn Richard

  The Butler Did It! Tackling the unique challenges of writing a mystery

Dennis Smirl

  A Century of Science Fiction


2015 Convention Schedule:
Friday, October 2
7:00 pm

Youth Contest Awards

Saturday, October 3
8:30 am + Convention check-in at the registration desk
8:00-8:50 am KAC Board Meeting
9:05-9:50 am Workshops
Dennis Smirl - A Century of Science Fiction
Tom Averill - Know What You're Doing! Craft, structure, genre, story in fiction writing
Esther Luttrell - Creating Dynamic Dialogue and Believeable Characters
10:05-10:50 am Workshops
T. Dawn Richard - Using Screenwriting Techinque to Plot Your Novel
Kevin Rabas - Writing Meditative Poetry
Elle Lothlorien - Dating You Book: Understanding the Amazon Algorithm Through Online Dating
11:05 - 11:50 am Workshops
Max McCoy - Wylde's West: A Paranormal Myster Series Set in Historic Dodge City
Tom Averill-Know What You're Doing! Craft, structure, genre, story in fiction writing
Esther Luttrell - Writing and Publishing an Autobiography That's More Than A Memoir
Noon -1:15 pm Lunch on your own
1:30 -2:15 pm Book signing by convention speakers
2:30-3:15 pm Mark Bouton - Tips for Writing a Novel
Kevin Rabas - Using Description and Imagery in Poetry and Prose
Max McCoy - The Three Keys of Effective Research
3:30-4:15 pm

Mark Bouton - Tips for Writing a Novel
T. Dawn Richard - The Butler Did It! Tackling the Unique Challenges of Writing a Mystery
Elle Lathlorien - When You Wish Upon a (Review) Star You Get the Pointy End: Why Authors Should Alwas Respond to Negative Reviews

6:00- 8:00 pm Banquet, Awards, and Keynote speech, by Elle Lothlorien
Keynote speech: "Kissing Frogs and Tumbling Down the Rabbit Hole: The Topsy-Turvy State of Publishing"
8:30- 108:00 pm Group Read-Around. Attendees can each read briefly.
Sunday, October 4
8:00-9:00 am General Business Meeting?
  Worship Service, including honoring our departed members
10:15-11:30 am Potpourri Panel: Elle Lothlorien, Tom Averill, T. Dawn Richard and Esther Luttrell - Ask the authors your writing or marketing questions
Noon-2;30 pm Luncheon: Speaker, T. Dawn Richard: "Evoking Sensation in the Reader"
Musical entertainment, Writing Awards, Invitation
to the 2016 KAC Convention to be hosted by District 2

The Registration Form posts registration fees based, in part, on your choice of meals. View the form, choose your level of participation.


Convention Meal Menu:

Saturday banquet:

  • London Broil Four Seasons, cracked black pepper, cabernet sauce, scallop potatoes, chef's fresh vegetable, dessert, coffee / decaf / tea
  • Vegetable Manicotti, served with garlic bread, coffee / decaf / tea

Sunday noon meal:

  • Classic Deli Buffet: Ham, turkey, roast beef, genoa salami, relish platter, assorted cheeses, assorted fresh slice breads, potato salad, pasta salad, chief's soup du jour, assorted condiments, cookies & brownies, drinks

Meal prices are listed on our Registration Form.


Lodging Information:

Lodging will be at Ramada Inn Downtown Topeka, 420 E 6th St, Topeka, KS, 66607  

Room rate is $89. + taxes and fees
Call the hotel —855-654-2060 and mentions "Kansas Authors Club Convention" for your special rate.

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