Readers, Writers, Booklovers, Librarians, and Booksellers

Need a fascinating speaker at your next Annual Meeting, Seminar, or Workshop?

Coffee Shop Writers can fill the bill.

In our combined experience we have spoken to numerous national, regional, state, and local meetings about writing, books, publishing, and storytelling. We’ve addressed all ages from middle school students to seniors—and we mean gray-haired seniors—about our experiences and the many aspects of our passion:  books, writing, and the stories we love to tell.

We can speak on a wide range of topics from the good news/bad news of the writing life to practical subjects like book promotion. We can explore creativity and characterization, explain world building and plotting, or we can share authors’ thoughts about what makes a good read and what doesn’t. We represent multiple genres from romance to urban fantasy and from ghost stories to legends retold.

Our presentations are thought-provoking, funny, and interactive. Your audience will come away laughing, entertained, and full of new ideas. Plus, they will thank you for inviting us.

Presenter
Lee Killough
Science Fiction and Urban Fantasy
Samples of Experience
World Building Workshops, SF Conferences, Edmonton, OK Author’s Club

Kansas Writers Inc.
Gardner Library

Springhill Library

Great Manhattan Mystery Conclave

Some Topics
Shares her secrets of story world building.

Presenter
Sheri L. McGathy
Fantasy
Samples of Experience

Kansas Writers Inc.
Gardner Library
Springhill Library
Kansas Writers Association
Hiawathia Library
Manhattan Library Association
Topeka-Shawnee County Library
Manhattan Arts Center

Great Manhattan Mystery Conclave

Some Topics
Explains how authors can make the most of internet promotion; Show vs Tell; Cover art.

Presenter
Linda Madl
Mystery/Romance
Samples of Experience
Kansas Writers Association
RWA National Conference

Kansas Writers Inc.
Gardner Library
Springhill Library
Kansas Writers Association
Hiawathia Library
Manhattan Library Association
Topeka-Shawnee County Library
Manhattan Arts Center

Great Manhattan Mystery Conclave

Some Topics
Offers tips to stimulate your creativity and about journaling.

Presenter
Coffee Shop Writers Panel/Presentations
Samples of Experience
Manhattan Arts Center
Hiawatha Public Library

Manhattan Library AssociationKansas Writers Association
Manhattan Library Association
Topeka-Shawnee County Library

Great Manhattan Mystery Conclave

Some Topics
Tells ghost stories, performs dramatic readings, or discusses aspects of various genres.

Presenter
Jerri Garretson (Tampa Bay, Florida area)
Young Adult/Children’s
Samples of Experience
Classroom Presentations

Manhattan Library Association
Hiawathia Library
Topeka-Shawnee County Library
Manhattan Arts Center

Great Manhattan Mystery Conclave

Some Topics
Ghosts
Children’s Fiction
Publishing

Presenter
Barbara Baldwin (Iowa)
Contemporary and Historical Romance, Short Stories, Time Travel
Samples of Experience
KTWU Public Television

Romantic Times Conference

Kansas Writers Association
Hiawathia Library
Manhattan Library Association
Topeka-Shawnee County Library
Manhattan Arts Center

Great Manhattan Mystery Conclave

Some Topics
Speaks on how to promote and present yourself in public.

Our presentations are custom written to meet your organization’s needs and interests.
In addition, we can provide your organization with copy for newspaper/radio press releases, an article for your organization newsletter before and after the event, and will include the event information on our websites.

Fees are negotiable. We travel within a 3-hour driving radius of our home town, Manhattan, KS.

For further information, please contact us: E-Mail