Writer's Paradise is October 19, 2019 10am-2pm at Writers & Books.


Four workshops, brunch, camaraderie, networking and a small gift. Free for local high school students. Discount rate offered for college students.

What is Writer's Paradise?

Writer's Paradise

Writer's Paradise will come to fruition October 19 ,2019, 10 am-2 pm at Writers & Books. The writing forum will feature a diverse lineup of sessions and speakers designed exclusively for the needs and wants of writers and authors—whether you’re working on your first book or have already published a few. 


Registration is now live, and you’ll lock in your best rate when you register by September 19 Ticket prices increase September 19, 2019. 


You’ll experience four different sessions dedicated to novel writing, journaling, publishing a magazine and bold storytelling. No need to mix and match sessions, you can attend all four!


WHO IT'S FOR:


Whether you’re an aspiring author seeking to publish traditionally, or a self-published author seeking knowledge and guidance, you’ll find in-depth sessions offering up information you need to know. 


Entertainment, education and food are all in the works, but right now is the best time to reserve your spot at Writer’s Paradise—best pricing ends September 19


Workshops:

How to Write A Novel

How to Be Bold In Your Storytelling

Journaling

How to Publish A Magazine

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Facilitators

Ebony Nicole Smith, Facilitator

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Founder of Exclusively4Clergy


Session: How to Be Bold In Your Storytelling


Writing coach to clergy and teaches others how to effectively publish their manuscripts


Author of Eve’s Confessions, 5Harts and Wake Up To Your God Given Purpose


Associates degree in Bible/Biblical Studies from Midwest College of Theology



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Kenny Jean, Facilitator

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Founder and CEO of L.Y.F.E. Multimedia Group. His mantra, - L.Y.F.E. - “Living Your Future Every Day” is the driving force for his vision. 


Session: How to Publish A Magazine
  

In 2012, Kenny and his business partner became publishers ofOur Voice - The Magazine.   
 

Founder and host of Our Voice Talk Radio with Kenny Jean    


Kenny spends time reaching back by volunteering in a jail ministry and creating programs for young people with the L.Y.F.E. Journalism program.


Honors: 


2018 Rochester Black Men 

Achieve (ROC BMA) Nomination 


Outstanding News and Media Programming - Our Voice Talk Radio with Kenny Jean 

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Nancy Steinkamp, Facilitator

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Founder of Wisdom Writing, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Journal Writing Instructor


Session: The Art of Journaling


Experienced human service professional who has learned that everyone has wisdom to share   


 Master of Science, University of Colorado   


Studied with the Center for Journal Therapy and Therapeutic Writing Institute and uses expressive writing as a tool for personal and professional growth



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Corey Tanksley, Facilitator

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Founder of Rochester Black Authors Expo (RBAE)


Session: How To Write A Novel


Author of B-Boy to Man: Freshmen (2014) the debut novel of his four book series 


Recipient of the Roc Award for best Author (2015)


Organized the very first Black Author Expo in the history of Rochester, New York


RBAE will be celebrating its fourth year in May 2018





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CaTyra Polland, Founder

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Founder of Polland Enterprises, LLC and Career Prep


Author of Professionalism, What's That (2017) http://amzn.to/2zihhPs

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New York State Minority Women Business Enterprise Certified (Career Prep)


Master of Arts SUNY Albany


Bachelor of Arts SUNY Buffalo






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Richard McCorry, MC

Dr. Richard McCorry 
Nationally renowned presenter

Author of “Dancing with Change, A Spiritual Resp

Nationally renowned presenter


Author of “Dancing with Change, A Spiritual Response to Changes in the Church,”  and “Company’s Coming, A Spiritual Process for Creating More Welcoming Parishes


Bachelor of science degree St. John Fisher College in philosophy and religious studies


Master of Divinity degree from St. Bernard’s Institute


Master of Science degree in organizational management from Roberts Wesleyan College 


Doctor of ministry degree in transformative leadership from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

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Why You Should Attend

Top 3 Reasons!

 

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1. You will meet other writers: I know that sounds obvious, but where else can you meet people who are at varying stages in their writing careers? Wherever you are on the road to success, you will meet others who have been there before and who are ready to help you. I find that writers as a group are very supportive. https://bit.ly/2uBH6oX


2. You will find lots of practical information you can put to immediate use! Whether you are a newbie or a pro, you will definitely obtain knowledge that you can use to make your writing better. https://bit.ly/2uBH6oX


3. You will learn something: Part of the reason you write is that your love reading and gaining knowledge. Human beings are hardwired to get excited about learning new things and writers' forums are always full of ideas and insights about the craft. https://bit.ly/2uBH6oX


4. Lunch is included! Who doesn't enjoy eating You will have the opportunity to eat, network and learn. Who can resist food, education and fellowship?

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Volunteer

Register to volunteer for Writer's Paradise!