Popular pitch guru and award-winning, multi-published author Carrie Lofty will return to present tips and techniques for preparing, practicing, and delivering pitches of all kinds: from a quickie “elevator pitch” to formal, ten minute conference appointments. If you want to learn how to construct a pitch or are seeking experienced feedback, this hands-on class is for you! This class takes place Friday morning. No sign up is necessary. Just bring a pitch of fifty words or less to get Carrie’s on-the-spot feedback. Don’t be shy!
After an enthusiastic response from our 2012 conference, we are excited to offer Hot Night Critiques again in 2014. We’re even more excited to announce this year’s event is sponsored by BDSM Book Reviews! Hot Night is a popular Chicago-North RWA program that allows participants to bring up to five pages of a love scene—from sweet to scorching—for a small group critique. To participate, conference attendees should plan to bring a dozen or so copies of their scene. Just want to listen? No problem, come join in the fun. This event will take place Friday evening after dinner. It’s BYOB from the hotel bar, but delectable treats will be served. Participants will receive goody bags courtesy of our sponsor, and some other surprises might be in the works as well. (Yes, that was a tease.) You won’t want to miss it!
The Spring Fling conference culminates Saturday evening with an action packed line-up including:
Keynote Speech by NYT and USA Today Bestelling author, the wonderful, warm and witty two time RWA Rita award winning Kristan Higgins.
Entertainment provided by Chicago’s very own comedian, Adam Grabowski, named 2013 Comic of the Year and 2012 Fastest Rising Star by Campus Activities Magazine.
You won’t want the evening to end as you dance the night away with music provided by 2ManBand Entertainment. DJs J. Imani & KoKo have played at such venues as: The Loft Lounge, The Dating Game, The Buddha Lounge, Vizions Nightclub, Room 43, The Family Den, Artis Lounge, Celebrity Lounge, Butterfly Social Club, CityPoint Loft, and Plush Lounge.
Stay tuned for more details on all the fabulous events planned!