2019 Meetings

2019 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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May 25, 2019

Workshop in a box:  The Dark Heart of a Character

Speaker: Damon Suede (online presentation)

All characters have pain in their past…a backstory which drives them inexorably into turmoil, jeopardy, and high-stakes choices. Fatal flaw, motivation, wound, scar, trauma, mistake, shadow, ghost…no matter what you call it, that inner void never stops sucking. Accessing your characters’ darkness and danger dramatizes scenes and maximizes emotional legibility.

We will watch Damon Suede present a two-hour RWA Workshop in a Box which teaches you to tap your story’s power and bring any character to life.

Place: Sewickley Public Library

10:00am – 12pm

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June 22, 2019

Deep Point of View

Madeline Hunter

To thoroughly immerse your readers into your story, you first need to connect emotionally to them at the deepest level possible. Readers want to journey with your characters. This can happen if you develop characters whose own depth is accessible to readers. Their minds, hearts and souls are revealed when the story goes into their heads, or point of view. Find the tools you need to not just entertain readers, but to bring them along on the heartfelt rides of your characters by developing skills in writing in deep point of view, a method of making the barrier between reader and character porous. New York Times bestselling author, Madeline Hunter will show you the steps to effectively breathe emotional life into your story and characters with DEEP POV, in way readers will not soon forget. Create your next story strategy with Madeline’s new talk and bring your questions.

 

Learn the elements you need to make your story the best it can be:

 

  • What is DEEP POV, and why it matters.
  • How to write scenes that make your readers feel as if they are there.
  • How to describe emotions without naming them.
  • Closing the distance between reader and character.
  • Developing character voices.
  • Writing internal thinking and how that is different from internal dialogue.
  • How to incorporate backstory.
  • How to write only the important stuff.

Place: Sewickley Public Library

10:00am – 12pm

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July 2019

No Meeting

RWA National Conference July 24-27th in New York!

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August 24, 2019

Three Rivers Romance Writers Annual Business Meeting

Place: Sewickley Public Library

10:00am – 12pm

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September 28, 2019

Speaker: Incoming

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Place: Sewickley Public Library

10:00am – 12pm

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October 26, 2019

Speaker

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Place: Sewickley Public Library

10:00am – 12pm

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

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Place: Sewickley Public Library

10:00am – 12pm

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Saturday, December

Annual Christmas Party

Sewickley Speakeasy

Gifts and giveaways! Good friends, food and beverages!

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