Story Seedlings Boot Camp
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Story Seedlings Boot Camp

Join me for a one day writing boot camp that will help you take the ideas in your head and put them on paper so that you can make progress with your story project. This interactive workshop will include 4 hours of direct instruction, 2 hours of free writing time to put learned practices into action, lunch, handouts, a journal and pen, and plenty of encouragement, resources, tips and friendly advice.

As a participant, you will also be offered additional services and writing packages at discounted prices to help you continue on your way to successfully writing, publishing and marketing your novel.

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Writing Workshop for Kids!
Jul
10
3:00 PM15:00

Writing Workshop for Kids!

Join me for a kids writing workshop at Craft Time Studio in Tomah!

All stories follow a road map and include noticeable landmarks along the way. Learn what these important milestones are and how to use them. Tips, techniques and resources will be shared to help young writers get past the first pages of a story idea and stick with it all the way to the end.
Open to ages 10+. Bring a notebook, a pencil and be ready to write! Cost $20

* Books will be available for purchase on the day of the event.

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St. Pat's School Visit
May
21
12:00 PM12:00

St. Pat's School Visit

I will be spending the afternoon with St. Pat’s students (K-8) on May 21, sharing with them my writing process and books in an interactive presentation. Books will be available for purchase on the day of the event. Anyone wishing to order books prior to the event can find them here.

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Young Writer's Conference
May
15
to May 16

Young Writer's Conference

On May 15 and 16 I will be spending the day on the campus of Winona State University leading writing workshops for elementary and middle school students interested in careers in the field of writing. I have attending this event as a teacher the past two years and am thrilled to be presenting this year!

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Madison School Visit
May
14
8:00 AM08:00

Madison School Visit

I am very excited to be heading to my first Madison area school on May 14! At Our Lady Queen of the Apostles School I will be meeting with their students to share my writing process and books in a variety of age targeted and interactive presentations.

Books will be available for purchase on the day of the event. Anyone wishing to order books prior to the event can find them here.

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DeLong School Visit
May
10
7:30 AM07:30

DeLong School Visit

I am thrilled to be heading back to DeLong Middle School (where I student taught!) for the third year in a row to work with their students in their choice of three writing workshop topics. Word Choice, Setting and Plotting will be our areas of practice and expertise.

Books will be available for purchase on the day of the event. Anyone wishing to order books prior to the event can find them here.

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North of 45 Writing Retreat
May
2
to May 5

North of 45 Writing Retreat

The North of 45 Retreat for Writers will celebrate its 10th year May 2 – 5. The all-inclusive retreat features workshops taught by notable authors to challenge and encourage writers of all genres and levels of experience. Participants have opportunities to read their work aloud and receive feedback from their peers that is both affirming and constructive. 

I will be one of three instructors guiding writers as we stay along the beautiful shores of Lake Manistique in Curtis, MI. For more information, click here.

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UntitledTown Middle Grade Workshop
Apr
26
4:00 PM16:00

UntitledTown Middle Grade Workshop

As a part of the 3rd annual Untitled Town Book and Author Festival in Green Bay, WI I will lead a middle grade writing workshop! (Ages 11-14.)

All stories follow a road map and include noticeable landmarks along the way. Learn what these important milestones are and how to use them. Tips, techniques and resources will be shared to help young writers get past the first pages of a story idea and stick with it all the way to the end. Books will be available for purchase on the day of the event. Anyone wishing to order books prior to the event can find them here.

Brown County Library Central Branch —Board Room (Second Floor) 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI, USA

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St. Paul's School Visit
Apr
24
to Apr 25

St. Paul's School Visit

I will be spending the afternoon with St. Paul students (K-8) on April 24, sharing with them my writing process and books in an interactive presentation. Books will be available for purchase on the day of the event. Anyone wishing to order books prior to the event can find them here.

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Story Time for Adults
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Story Time for Adults

Join me and lots of literary friends at Turtle Stack Brewery for Story Time for Adults! This month’s theme, Bad Romance, will be sure to entertain. I’ll be reading from my new book: Champion Chocolatier: Reality Bites. You can find more information via the event’s Facebook link, here.

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Reality Bites Book Launch
Feb
11
5:00 PM17:00

Reality Bites Book Launch

Join me at Le Chateau Restaurant to celebrate the release of my newest book, Champion Chocolatier: Reality Bites. This is the second installment of Emmy’s sweet adventures and I am very much looking forward to sharing it with you. For a sneak peek, you can read the first chapter HERE. Light snacks will be served and a cash bar will be open. Books will also be for sale.

You can stay connected to details that emerge by clicking GOING on the Facebook Event.

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WSRA
Feb
7
10:30 AM10:30

WSRA

Every year thousands of Wisconsin’s educators gather in Milwaukee to learn the latest and greatest there is to know about teaching kids to read. I can tell you from past experiences that I have left the conference feeling excited about my job and feeling rejuvenated. I am thrilled to share that this year, I will be attending as a presenter. Come to session A01, Thursday at 10:30 to see me and my literary friends talk about creating books for your classroom.

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Story Time
Feb
5
9:30 AM09:30

Story Time

  • 515 Amy Drive Holmen United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join me at Cozy Coffee (just off of Holmen Drive) for a fun morning of stories! I will be reading several of my favorite Valentine’s Day themed stories, and even one of my own picture books. Come for the stories, stay for the coffee and sweets! I hope to see you there!

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Book Club at The Charmant
Dec
10
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club at The Charmant

Bring your book club to The Charmant Hotel Parlour for a night of chocolate and holiday fun! Author Amanda Zieba will give a short presentation on her book: Champion Chocolatier, including behind the scenes stories that never made it into the book. Amanda will also take questions and read a chapter from the forth coming sequel! All guests will receive one complimentary hot coca and one gourmet chocolate. Additional food, beverages and alcoholic drinks may be purchased. Books will also be available for sale and signing! So bring a little extra cash to pick up some last minute teacher/co-worker/family gifts! Tickets can be purchased HERE.

If your book club is interested in participating, you can purchase books yourselves via AMAZON, or directly through me. Just shoot me an EMAIL

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A Word Nerd Writing Workshop and Retreat
Aug
13
to Aug 16

A Word Nerd Writing Workshop and Retreat

  • Green Lake Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join me and 8 other writers for a few days of writing opportunities. In this fiction based retreat we will explore your story idea in depth while creating a safe and close knit writing community. There will be individual time to write, daily workshops, great food and excellent word nerd company!

This will be my first ever word nerd writing retreat and I am soooooo excited to share all of my expertise, writing passion and extensive resources with you! $425 will cover your lodging, meals, daily intensive workshops and a writer's SWAG bag. To register, email me at: wordnerd@amandazieba.com. Feel free to email me with questions as well. I can't wait to see you for A Word Nerd Workshop and Retreat this summer!

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A Teachers Pay Teachers Workshop
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

A Teachers Pay Teachers Workshop

Teachers are making lots of money on the online open marketplace of Teachers Pay Teachers. I regularly make over $200 a month on this site. I’d love to teach you how you can earn a little extra cash selling the self-create items you have made for your classroom. Quizzes, PowerPoints, Unit Studies, Novel Guides, Bulletin Boards Templates and more! Come learn about this great opportunity and go through the step by step process of setting up your own store.

Food and beverage will be available from Java Vino. Please bring your own laptop/tablet to participate in the workshop.

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Chippewa Valley Writer's Guild Writing Workshop: Writing With Color
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Chippewa Valley Writer's Guild Writing Workshop: Writing With Color

***This is a FREE event but registration is required. SIGN UP here:
https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/writing-with-color.***

Unless your work appears on the front page of a newspaper or alongside pictures in a children’s book, your words are inky black letters floating on a sea of white pages. But that doesn’t mean you can’t help readers envision your stories in full color. On May 16th at The Local Store, come learn several techniques for bringing your writing to life in full color--both literally and figuratively! Sometimes toying with a variety of creative pursuits can entice our muses to show up in interesting ways. Experiment, play, and paint with words in the company of your fellow word nerds in this one hour workshop led by UWEC grad and self published author, Amanda Zieba. 

Thanks to our co-sponsors, the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and the Chippewa Valley Book Festival

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/136654977179391/

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UntitledTown - The Writer's Workout: The Athletics of Writing
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

UntitledTown - The Writer's Workout: The Athletics of Writing

As a serious high school gymnast and a somewhat committed college pole vaulter, Amanda Zieba prepared for life as a writer through her athletic training. The dedication, long hours of practice, help from coaches, time management, and goal setting strategies paved the way for many successful author work habits. In this presentation, learn practical strategies and resources, and leave feeling like you will achieve your writing goals.

https://2018.untitledtown.org/schedule/

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UntitledTown: How to Keep Being a Writer (Panel)
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

UntitledTown: How to Keep Being a Writer (Panel)

Being a writer is hard. And unless your initials are JKR, usually not super profitable. How do you keep chasing the muse while also keeping the lights on? We'll talk about all the things writers need to STOP doing (self-criticism, procrastination, etc) and some great tips for being more productive and more consistent with your craft, as well as finding a side job that doesn't feel like it will eat your soul. Moderated by Vive Griffith.

https://2018.untitledtown.org/schedule/

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UntitledTown: A Young Writer's Workshop
Apr
20
4:00 PM16:00

UntitledTown: A Young Writer's Workshop

Good authors create stories we can't wait to devour. Their characters are delicious. Their plots are flavorful. They add the perfect amount of details to create a warm, fluffy, absolutely consumable story. But how do they get there? All stories start as a teeny tiny kernel... it's what you do in your writing process with that kernel that creates a delicious end result. We will pick a part the process piece by piece, working on the elements of character, setting, conflict and resolution. In this class we will both look at delicious fiction and write some. No need to come with a story idea, but if you have your kernel already... great! Bring it along!

https://2018.untitledtown.org/schedule/ 

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Adult Storytime!
Jan
9
6:30 PM18:30

Adult Storytime!

Chase away the winter blues with the January edition of Storytime for Adults at the Turtle Stack Brewery. Your favorite local librarians and authors will be sharing stories that will warm your heart on the coldest of winter nights. 

Free appetizers will be available courtesy of Cloudy's Food Truck and Catering. Beer and beverages are available for purchase. For ages 21+ only.

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Girl Scout Expo
Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

Girl Scout Expo

I will be sharing information about the Girl Scout programs I offer to help individuals and troops earn their badges at Onalaska High School during the Badgerland Girl Scout Expo. If you are a troop leader, stop by and learn all about the fun reading and writing experiences I can offer. 

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Eagle Bluff Annual Fundraiser
Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

Eagle Bluff Annual Fundraiser

I will be attending Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center's annual fundraiser and sponsoring an item in their auction! My item will feature a basket full of geocaching goodies and the opportunity to name a character in the next Adventures Await book! The Birthday Cache and all of the upcoming books in the series are dedicated to Eagle Bluff and that work that they do for educating students on the wonders of our natural world. I am thrilled to be able to give back to the place that first introduced me to the sport of geocaching! Learn more here

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Teen Writing Workshop - Teen Read Week!
Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

Teen Writing Workshop - Teen Read Week!

Young writers are invited to come to the La Crosse Public Library to celebrate Teen Read Week by flexing your writing muscles. Teens are invited to join me as we work to improve our writing by looking at some of our favorite YA Authors. The workshop will end with an opportunity for teens to read their work aloud for a small audience of parents and interested members of the public. (5:30-7:30) More information and a link from the library will be coming soon. :)

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A Story Souvenir Writing Workshop
Sep
8
3:30 PM15:30

A Story Souvenir Writing Workshop

Sutra Global Imports is a treasure trove of wonders! In this workshop store owner Kim Hammer and I, along with participants, will explore the shop in search of one special treasure to write about. Through sensory exploration, Kim's background knowledge on the history of each item, and a little creativity, we will create a poem and a flash fiction story featuring your chosen object. We will specifically be playing around with the story element of Point of View. Come flex your writing muscles, hang out with a group of interesting creatives and have some fun at the same time. Remember, all workshop participants get 10% off their Sutra Global purchases, so you can end up taking your selected treasure home at a bargain price! 

Thursday August 10th 3:30-6:00pm (tour included in beginning half hour)

$25, includes a journal and a light snack. You can get tickets here!

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