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June 2019

DFW Writer’s Conference

June 22 - June 23
Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Dr.
Hurst,, TX 76054 United States
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I will be on programming this year at the DFW Writer's Conference.  For more information, and to check out my schedule when it is listed visit the Conference site at: https://dfwcon.org/

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Teen Writing Class (1 Week)

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Class runs June 24 - 28 from 1-4 PM. Sign up on the Writing Workshops Dallas Web Site. This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenaged writers (Grades 8-12). Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate was named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to springboard teens who want to pursue writing as either a hobby or a potential career…

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July 2019

Writing Science Fiction with Author Amber Royer

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lowell Observatory, 1400 West Mars Hill Rd.
Flagstaff,, AZ 86001 United States
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I will be at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff Arizona on Saturday night, July 13, to talk about science fiction writing, especially how to use and bring originality to genre-related codes and conventions, as well as SF worldbuilding.  I'll also discuss practical steps to take when trying to find reputable places to potentially publish your work. Since I am the author of the Chocoverse comic space opera series, you know I'll bring chocolate!  

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Young Writer’s Camp (1 Week)

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Class runs July 15 - 19 from 10 AM-12:30 PM. Sign up on the Writing Workshops Dallas Web Site.   This is a hands-on class in fiction designed to introduce young writers (Grades 4-7) to basic concepts in writing craft.  Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate has been named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to get students comfortable with writing down stories and help them learn…

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Teen Writing Class (1 Week)

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Class runs July 15 - 19 from 1-4 PM. Sign up on the Writing Workshops Dallas Web Site. This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenaged writers (Grades 8-12). Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate was named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to springboard teens who want to pursue writing as either a hobby or a potential career…

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Teen Writing Class Level 2 (1 week)

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Class runs July 22-28 from 10 AM -12:30 PM.  Requirements: Teen Writing Class Level 1 or Writing Instruction through another school/program. Sign up on the Writing Workshops Dallas Web Site. Welcome to our Writing Classes for Teens and Young Writers at Writing Workshops Dallas! We're happy you've found us. Our belief is that anyone, no matter their age, has the ability to write a compelling story and deepen their understanding of the craft of writing. During our intensive one-week summer…

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UTA Summer Writers Symposium

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - July 27 @ 4:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$99

This one-day symposium is for aspiring writers or writing enthusiasts covering not only the creative aspects of the writing process but also the business behind getting published. Area writers, traditional, hybrid, and independent publishers, and others will be included in informative information sessions, meet-and greets, online-pitch sessions, and in the exhibit area. A Meet the Authors event featuring Amber Royer, author of the Chocoverse series, whose second book premiered this Spring will be held the Friday night preceding the paid…

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Seminar: Writing Vivid Side Characters

July 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You know you need a spectacular protagonist, facing off against an equally strong antagonist.  But what about all your spear carriers, love interests, sidekicks, mentors and henchmen?  They don’t always get much page space, so how can you use what you do give them to make them memorable?  We will focus on creating captivating side characters that add to the plot and earn their space on the page. This interactive seminar, suitable for fiction writers, screenwriters and memoir writers, will also offer answers…

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August 2019

Teen Summer Writing Camp Session III

August 5 @ 9:00 am - August 9 @ 12:00 pm
$375

This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenaged writers (Grades 8-12). Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate was named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to springboard teens who want to pursue writing as either a hobby or a potential career to a better understanding of how fiction is put together, and what opportunities they have to share it.…

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What to Leave in and What to Leave out with Special Guest Terry Detrich

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Saturday Night Write meets on the third Saturday of each month to provide instruction and encouragement to writers in the community surrounding UT Arlington (and anyone else who wants to drive out to meet up with us).  Our discussion leader presents a structured topic and background research to spark interactive participation, focusing on various aspects of craft.  Everyone is welcome to join us for these FREE events. Whether you write fiction, or like Terry, want to pen a memoir, you face tough decisions. …

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