Upcoming Events

Looking forward to presenting at…


Lake Granbury Youth Authority on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Granbury, TX

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WORDfest on Saturday & Sunday, March 23-24, 2019 in Hurst Texas.

  • Saturday 9:30 – 10:15:  (Facilitating Leadership Roundtable) Online Promotion and Member Engagement
  • Saturday 10:30 – 11:15: Story-Planning Apps and Organizers
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  • Sunday, 11 – 11:45: Why’s That Dog in Here? All About Service Animals
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Carrollton League of Writers on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in Carrollton, TX

  • TOOLS OF THE WRITER’S TRADE: Productivity Apps & Techniques

ACFW/DFW Ready Writers on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Arlington, TX

  • Topic: How to be a Healthy Writer

WORDfest SW on Saturday, August 3, 2019 in Burleson, TX

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Writers Inn Comfort… October 10, 2019 in Alvarado, TX

  • Plans still in development

Bouchercon2019 on November 2, 2019 in Dallas, TX

  • Lunchtime Breakout Session: “Writing About Disabilities and Service Dogs”

Writers Guild of Texas on Monday, November 18, 2019 in Richardson, TX

  • Topic: To be determined…

And enjoyed presenting at some great events recently!

Granbury Writers’ Bloc on Monday, February 25, 2019 in Granbury, TX

We all want our readers to feel like they are in our imaginary world with us. That’s accomplished through use of sensory details. Kathryn teaches about the human senses (some experts argue there are as many as twenty), and leads writers through activities designed to improve the use of those senses in our writing.


Dallas Area Writers Group 7 pm, January 8, 2019 in Cedar Hill, TX “AVOIDING THE RABBIT HOLE: Research efficiently without getting lost”

Marine Creek Creative Writing Conference at TCC NW campus, November 3, 2018. “Upsharing Your Instalikes: Mastering Social Media”

WORDfest2.0 on March 24, 2018 in Hurst, TX


  • Session I: “Doing Research Right”
  • Session II: Panel: “Writing Outside Your Identity” – tips for responsibly and realistically portraying other races, genders, abilities, & beliefs
  • Session V: Panel: “Writing Sustainably” – living a balanced and healthy writer’s life – pursuing your dream while avoiding neglect and burnout
Kathryn McClatchy, Speaker
WORDfest 2018