2023 Schedule

Topics & Speakers

Meeting times are from 10:30am to Noon. The room is open for working and fellowship beginning at 10am. Typically, we meet the 4th Saturday of the month with a few exceptions – May, November & December (the starred (*) dates are on a different weekend than normally scheduled).

January 28 – Robin Patchen – Creating Suspenseful Plots – Discover how to create sympathetic characters and suspenseful plots that will keep readers turning the pages.

February 25 – Emile Haney – Building Your Platform

March 25 – Erin Mifflin – What Your Launch Team Member Wants You To Know – Learn effective strategies that work for both authors and influencers when it comes to launch teams, social media, and author newsletters. Erin shares from her experience as a launch team member for two dozen authors over the course of twelve years of book blogging.

April 22 – Annie Sullivan – World Building

*May 20 – Christine Boatwright – Instagram Reels – What are they? How to use them? How to make them.

June 24 – Carrie Schmidt – How to Find and Keep Readers

July 22 – Jessica R Patch – How to Write a Riveting Romance

August 26 – ACFW CONFERENCE – NO MEETING – Can’t attend? Check out the At-Home Conference

September 23 – Sara Turnquist – Characterology: A class all about characters! Developing backstory and profiles! This workshop discusses the importance of character development, where characters come from, and includes exercises to help writers delve into their chosen character a bit more and in a direction they may not expect. Worksheets included.

October 28 – Virginia Vaughan – Goal, Conflict, & Motivation

*November 18 – Crystal Caudill – Using BookFunnel & 2024 Planning – Mini-lesson on how to use BookFunnel and bring your ideas for speakers and topics for the 2024 year

*December 2 – Christmas Party

Please check the ACFW Louisville Facebook Group for last-minute updates.

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