2018 Meetings

2018 Meetings

With a few exceptions, most of our meetings will be held on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Please double-check the dates listed below to verify the next meeting date.

 

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January 27, 2018

Author Signing Panel

Speakers: Casey Clipper, Wende Dikec, and S.R. Grey.

A panel of published romance authors will discuss the world of Author Signing Events. Including why the authors chose their events, the application process, what the authors liked and didn’t like, the entire process of working an event, the pros and cons and so much more!

Place: Sewickley Public Library

10:00am – 12pm

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February 24, 2018

Marketing and Promoting Your Book

 

Speaker:

Fame15 Creative is a Pittsburgh based full-scale marketing boutique that assists business owners with strategy, creativity and action oriented solutions to keep your brand running full steam ahead and sustaining momentum.

With over 30 years of combined experience, the founding members of Fame15 will be providing the TRRW with insight on brand creation basics, brining your personal/professional ‘story’ and vision to life and what to do after.

 

Place: Sewickley Public Library

Time: 10am – 12pm

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March 24, 2018

The Magic of Speech: Editing and Writing With Speech Technology

Speaker: Stephanie Keyes

  • Part One: Do you want to stay healthy and avoid repetitive strain injury? Short on time and interested in maximizing word count? Have you ever considered writing with dictation or Speech-To-Text? Join author Stephanie Keyes as she discusses diction software, strategies for getting started, and her recommended tools for a successful dictation setup.
  • Part Two: Have you been told to read your own work? Does the sound of your own voice put you to sleep? Leverage the power of T-T-S (Text-To-Speech) technology to help you edit your work! Stephanie will share her own personal editing strategies. In addition, she’ll demonstrate how to use tools like an iPad and Kindle to have your own work read to you to ensure you catch everything.

Place: Sewickley Public Library

Time: 10:am – 12pm

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April 28, 2018

It’s Not Boilerplate, It’s the Plot to Your Career

A presentation by our own attorney-in-residence, Erin O’Brien

Okay, we’re all wordsmiths and readers, but when it comes to contracts….Well, they’re not exactly romance novels, are they?  But they are important little devils, and can lead many an unsuspecting author astray.  This class will explore basic contract concepts and provide a high-level overview of an author’s rights in her work.  We’ll discuss compensation/consideration, indemnification, and termination, among other legal terms.
Of course, since this presentation is being offered by a lawyer, we can’t escape one disclaimer:
This class shall not constitute legal advice, nor shall it create an attorney-client relationship.  
Erin O’Brien w/a Laurel Kerr is a romance writer who sometimes goes to the dark side and practices law.  Her debut novel, Wild On My Mind, will be released in print and ebooks October of this year.  Wild On My Mind (under the name “Volunteering Her Heart”) reached the 2016 Golden Heart Finals.  Laurel also finaled in the Golden Hearts in 2017 with her manuscript, “Lord Lion and the Lady Publisher.”  She was formerly senior counsel at Wabtec and an associate at Eckert Seamans.  Laurel graduated first in her class from Washington & Lee School of Law.

 

Place: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – West End

47 Wabash St.

Pittsburgh PA, 15220

10:00am – 12pm

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May 26, 2018

Government Agencies

Heidi Bishop

 Ever wanted to know how our government agencies really work? Who are the men and women who oversee U. S. government functions, such as law and justice, defense and diplomacy, and our interior matters? Plotting a hot CIA agent falling in love with a straight shooting FBI agent? Do these people even talk to each other? Is government intelligence an oxymoron? Find the answers to these and other federal questions at our Government Agencies program. Questions in advance are appreciated and can be sent through the TRRW Yahoo Group or in the comments.

***New Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – West End Library***

47 Wabash St.

Pittsburgh PA, 15220

10:00am – 12pm

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June 23, 2018

TBD

TBD

Place: Sewickley Public Library

10:00am – 12pm

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July 2017

No Meeting

RWA National Conference

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August 25, 2018

Three Rivers Romance Writers Annual Business Meeting

Place: Sewickley Public Library

10:00am – 12pm

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September 22, 2018

TBD

Place: Sewickley Public Library

10:00am – 12pm

TBD

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October 27, 2018

TBD

Place: Sewickley Public Library

10:00am – 12pm

TBD

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Saturday, November 17, 2018, 11am to 4pm

TBD

Place: TBD

TBD

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Saturday, December 8, 12noon

Annual Christmas Party

Sewickley Speakeasy

Gifts and giveaways! Good friends, food and beverages!

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