Jennifer Trethewey
Sexy, Sweeping Highland Romance

Upcoming Events


Thursday, March 15, 2018
Red Oak Writing “On the Road” Writers’ Showcase
Published members introduce writers they’d like to champion
420 South 1st Street, Milwaukee
Bar and Restaurant Open: 5:30pm Reading Begins: 7:00pm
Free and Open to All
Featuring: Johanna Siragusa, Margorie Pagel, Brian Ore, Nancy Bauer-King, Christine Baerbock, Mel Miskimen, Jonathan Cardew, Robert Vaughan, Barbara Britton, Jennifer Rupp



February 12, 2018
An Evening of Romance: Smart Talk about the Genre
Boswell Book Company
Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI

Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Passion & Prose with WisRWA
A panel discussion for Romance Readers featuring Wisconsin authors.
Boswell Book Company
2559 N Downer Ave., Milwaukee, Wi





May 5, 2018
Madtown Author Daze: Libro de Mayo
presented by Sunmoon Arts
Inside the MMoCa (Madison Museum of Contemporary Art)
227 State Street
Madison, WI




May 15-20, 2018
RT Booklovers Convention  
Meet Me in Reno!
Peppermill Resort
Reno, NV




May 20 – 26, 2018
Join me at the
Novel in Progress Book Camp
Cedar Valley Center & Spa
West Bend, WI 

Past Events


Saturday, October 21, 2017 9am to 11:30am
WisRWA MKE Meeting (Members Only)
Getting Ready to Submit
Workshop facilitated by Cheryl Yeko and moderated by Jennifer Rupp
Mayfair Mall, Wauwatosa, WI


Saturday, October 28, 2017 3 pm to 10 pm
WisRWA Mini Book Fair featuring Seven Wisconsin Romance Writers
Broadway Theatre Center Studio Lobby
158 N Broadway, Milwaukee WI
Sponsored by Renaissance Theaterworks’ production of


October 13, 2016
Off Campus Writer’s Workshop
Book Reading the Sell Your Book
Practical tips for giving author readings.


October 15, 2016
Wisconsin Writers Association Fall Conference
Reading Your Work Aloud
Hands-On Workshop for Improving Your Public Readings


December 12, 2015
Mary Buckham’s workshop on Primal Branding
Presented by Jennifer Rupp
Helping authors create their individual author brands.


November 15, 2014
Wisconsin Romance Writers
Improv for Authors
with Jennifer Rupp
How using improv for writing prompts can jump start your ideas.


February 14, 2014
Red Oak Writing
The Author Reading
With Jennifer Rupp
Tips and Practice to Deliver Your Work Like a Pro

Don’t Fear the Mic: A Workshop for Writers on Reading Your Work Aloud

Jennifer Trethewey (Jennifer Rupp) conducts a hands-on workshop for poets and authors who want to improve their public presentation skills. It’s not always easy for folks to stand up and their read their work aloud to an audience. This is not a Power Point lecture. As a veteran of the stage, Trethewey offers practical advice and some one-on-one coaching for upping your public persona. The workshop can be tailored to your group but works best with under 25 participants (she can even work privately with authors who have a fast-approaching release party). If you would like more information on booking such a workshop, email:

Some comments participants have made about Trethewey’s Workshop

“There was a kind, supportive tone to the material and to Jennifer’s teaching/coaching style.”

“The workshop flowed smoothly and was delightfully managed. There was time for instruction, participation from the students, small group work, and individual readings with coaching.”

“It just reinvigorated my love for doing what I’m doing AND my confidence.”

“The idea that my audience wants to enjoy the reading and is on my side, altered my state of mind about public speaking. Thanks, Jennifer!”

Previous presentations:

Wisconsin Writer’s Association
Chicago Off Campus Writers’ Workshop
Red Oak Writing Studio


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