November Meeting

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 11 AM-5 PM

November CTRWA Meeting and Mini-Retreat
Join us for FREE extended programming in November. Not in the mood for a mini-retreat? Just come for a normal Saturday meeting.
*Please note: the retreat and meeting will be held at our normal location (Four Points Sheraton in Meriden), but the date of the meeting is a week later than usual: November 16, 2019. 

Book a room at the Four Points Sheraton for $104 including breakfast. Mention CTRWA when you book. Friday night and Saturday night are available.
This event is FREE to you as a CTRWA member! You're only paying for meals and a hotel stay if desired.
Friday, November 15
Dinner on your own
Programming begins at 7:30 PM at the hotel, exact locations TBD
Three Small Group Sessions to Run Concurrently
• Tech Help with Libby Waterford: Come ask your tech questions and get familiar with the new RWA site and forums, pick Libby’s brain about newsletters, websites, or anything else tech-y!
• Plot Doctor with Megan Ryder: Come get plot help and if there’s interest, break out into smaller plotting groups.
• It’s NaNoWriMo! Join Jamie K. Schmidt for a Write-in and increase your word count.
**Please RSVP for Friday night programming by emailing Jamie Schmidt at**
Saturday, November 16
Breakfast on your own (included if staying at the hotel) – use this time to socialize and network with your fellow CTRWA members!
9:30AM – Critique Group
11:00AM – Business Meeting
11:30AM – Craft Corner
12:00PM – Lunch (Macaroni and Cheese, $23) or On Your Own
1:00PM – Former Professional Organizer Libby Waterford on Organization for Writers
2:00PM – Bestselling Author Jamie K. Schmidt on Facebook Ads 101
3:00PM – Medical Doctor and MFA Student Sterling Savage on Book Design
4:00-5:00PM – Stay to Socialize and Network Dinner on Your Own Evening – Writing Time or choose a free RWR Webinar on a variety of craft and business topics—we’ll help you access!
Sunday, November 17
9AM Breakfast on your own (included if staying at the hotel) – use this time to socialize and network with your fellow CTRWA members!
10AM Marketing Tips and Tricks with Jamie K. Schmidt in the hotel library area
11AM End Programming

2019 Holiday Party
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Join us for our annual holiday gathering! This year we’ll be having brunch at the beautiful Guilford Mooring. The brunch buffet menu includes Fruit Salad, Classic Caesar, Eggs Benedict, and Asian Salmon.

A cash bar will be available.
Come celebrate the season with CTRWA!
Guilford Mooring
505 Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437
Phone: 203-458-2921

$35 for CTRWA Members
$45 for all other guests
Register by December 7, 2019

All meetings are held:
Four Points Sheraton
275 Research Parkway
Meriden, CT 

Unless otherwise specified, meetings are held the second Saturday of the month and begin at 11:00 a.m.

Join us for our

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11AM-3PM

Meeting Schedule:
9:30 a.m. - Critique Group
11:00 a.m. - Business Meeting
11:30 a.m.  - Craft Corner
12 p.m. Lunch- Deli sandwiches
1:00 p.m. -Tia Mele, a literary agent from Talcott Notch will be giving a workshop on publishing trends and then afterward will be taking pitches.

This is from her wishlist on Talcott Notch's website:
I'm looking to build my list with middle grade and young adult projects in any genre. I'm especially interested in dark middle grade and contemporary YA. Please send me your LGBT+ stories, as well as stories featuring visible and invisible illnesses, especially relating to mental health. I like everything from deep, terrifying thrillers to sweet, heartwarming romances. Sports plots are always interesting to me, especially if they involve baseball or softball. Dogs are a huge part of my life, so I'm all for dog-related stories as well!
I'm seeking limited adult projects in women's fiction and romance.

The price for lunch is $23.00 for CTRWA members and guests if you pay at the meeting with cash or check.
If you pay via PayPal the cost is $24.00.
To pay by check or cash, enter the code CHECK when you checkout and bring payment to the meeting.
To RSVP for the meeting and decline to purchase lunch, enter the code NOLUNCH.


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