Saturday, April 27 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Tall Poppy Writers - How to make the most of your on-line writers/readers group

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Who Are the Tall Poppies? 

Author Ann Garvin founded the Tall Poppy Writers to unite authors with readers. Smart funny friends who always know the right book for you to read next. They’re women writers in a variety of genres with all kinds of publishers, connecting with women readers all over the world.

The legend of the tall poppy dates back to ancient Greece and Rome. Roman King Tarquin was visited one day by a messenger sent by his son, Sextus. Sextus wanted advice from his father on how to rule. Tarquin went into his garden, took a stick, and swept it across the flowers, cutting off the heads of the tallest poppies. When the messenger reported what he had seen, Sextus realized that his father’s advice was to kill all of the brightest and most successful people in the realm.

The Poppies believe, however, if a tall poppy is left to grow, other poppies in the field will strive to rise above the crowd as well, all reaching for the ample sun. Here at Tall Poppy Writers, when we share our resources, and invite other authors to our party, our successes only multiply.

That, and we like flowers.

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Anne Garvin

Founder, The Tall Poppy Writers
Ann Garvin is the author of The Dog Year and On Maggie's Watch. She lives in Stoughton, WI, and is a professor of sports psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a MFA teacher in New Hampshire.In her own words:I exploded from the U.P. like a soft nerf gob from a straw... Read More →
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Susan Gloss

Tall Poppy Writers
Susan Gloss is the bestselling author of the award-winning novel Vintage (William Morrow/HarperCollins), and The Curiosities (coming in February 2019). She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she majored in English and Spanish, and the University of Wisconsin Law School. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her family... Read More →
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Amy E. Reichert

Tall Poppy Writers
Amy E. Reichert, author of THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE, LUCK, LOVE & LEMON PIE, THE SIMPLICITY OF CIDER, and THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO LETTING GO, loves to write stories that end well with characters you’d invite to dinner. A wife, mom, amateur chef, Fix-It Mistress, a volunteer... Read More →
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Erin Cellelo

Tall Poppy Writers
Erin Celello is the author of MIRACLE BEACH (Penguin/NAL 2011) and LEARNING TO STAY (Penguin/NAL 2013). She has an MFA in fiction from Northern Michigan University and is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband... Read More →

Saturday April 27, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
KI Convention Center—Ballroom A2 333 Main St, Green Bay, WI 54301, USA

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