Upcoming Events + Author Talks

Friday Night Writes

Friday, March 8, 2024 | 6 to 7 pm

Paper Crane Bookstore

1610 Washington Street, Two Rivers, WI

Fiction writers of all levels and genres are invited to join Friday Night Writes, a monthly meetup to share work and improve your craft. Fiction writers only, please.

At the first meeting on March 8, we'll get to know one another, talk about our writing experience and goals, and discuss how we'd like the group to work.

Please email sara@sarabiren.com with questions. 

Local Author Panel

The Publishing Journey

Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 2 to 3 pm

WordHaven BookHouse

923 N. 8th St., Sheboygan WI

Want to write but don't know where to start? Overwhelmed by all the publishing options? Wondering what it's like to be an author?

Join us for an hour-long panel discussion where you can ask local, published authors writing or publishing related questions. Interact with authors who have published multiple books, written in varying genres, and are on different publishing paths. Not everyone's journey is the same, and neither will yours be. Learn from those who've been there and find the tools to pursue your writing dreams.

Panel Members: Danielle Grandinetti, Sara Biren, Steve Mitchell, Sue Blaustein, Michael Leannah, and E.L. Block


Reawaken: A Writers Retreat

April 12-14, 2024


Friday, April 12-Sunday, April 14, 2024

Blue Harbor Resort and Conference Center, Sheboygan, WI

About the event: 

We will work together to discover and nurture the parts of ourselves that need to be expressed. And, in the process, we will make new connections in order to enrich our growth and writing. Lake Michigan will aid in the process of helping us remember the knowledge that our past selves already hold while also learning from the wisdom of our ancestors.

This retreat is for any writer who seeks to identify and release what’s holding them back and preventing them from working toward their goals. We hope this time will provide an opportunity to reenergize, reclaim creativity, and recharge in an emotionally safe and inspiring setting. 

Writers of all genres and experience levels are welcome.

Learn more here.

Book Signing

With Sara Biren, Ronni Davis, Sara Fujimura, Arden Joy, and Kim Oclon

Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 1 to 5 pm

Barnes & Noble - Woodfield Village Green 

1470B E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL 

More details coming soon!

Romance Con

Friday, September 6- Saturday, September 7

Milwaukee, WI

Romance Con is a two-day celebration of the empowerment, passion, and creativity that is at the heart of the romance genre and its community. Panels, programming, meetups, signings, and all your favorite authors!

More information will be available soon.