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 The 31st Year of

April 14, 2018

“Rally is the warmest, longest-running conference in Michigan. Great speakers, great company, and pretty good cookies.”

2018 Preview

Keynoter Terry Blackhawk: Founder of InsideOut,
poet & teacher
Greg Baldino: Ethics in YA Books
Michael Byers: short stories, novels: Percival’s Planet
Desiree Cooper: journalist, flash-fiction novel: Know the Mother
Karen Dionne: The Marsh King’s Daughter
Colleen Gleason: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
Lisa Grady: Screenwriting
Patrice Johnson: nf book, The Fall and Rise of Tyler Johnson
Linda Peckham: The Clumping Theory
Lev Raphael: Mysteries
John Smollens: Wolf: A Novel
Alice Speilburg & Elana Roth Parker: Agents, First Pages
Whitney Spotts: Book Promotion
David Stricklen: MG Blackwater Pond series
See the speakers’ bios on the CONFERENCE page now!
1/13/2018 UPDATES: Online registration is planned to open February 1; PDF Brochures will posted posted at that time; Brochures will be mailed out February 7.
12/5/2017 UPDATE: Our roster of session leaders is now full for the 2018 A Rally of Writers! We’ve made some additions since the Save-the Date email went out.

The Richard Bradley Scholarship will again be available young writers 15 to 20 years old.

Click here for Bradley Scholarship 2018 PDF (updated)


For news of writing events, seminars and conferences, check in at The Skaaldic Society website and click on the WRITING EVENTS tab. I will be making updates there as news comes in. For information about local Michigan writing groups click on the Skaalds LINKS tab.

For more information on writing groups, check out the Resources page here.