Book Ann Kroeker for Your Next Event
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Ann Kroeker is a writing coach, author, podcaster, and speaker comfortable leading intimate interactive gatherings as well as delivering conference keynotes.


Ann has been a popular presenter both in person and virtually for:

  • retreats
  • civic groups
  • women’s organizations
  • communication seminars
  • writing workshops and conferences

Combining curiosity, creativity, and productivity, Ann empowers her audiences to communicate with greater confidence and clarity. She’s inspired writers to level up and achieve their goals and coached several award-winning authors who hit bestseller lists.


Her compelling presentations deliver both inspiration and practical insight to listeners, like the valuable content she delivers through her website, which has landed on The Write Life’s annual “100 Best Websites for Writers” list five years in a row.

Speaking Topics

Known for bringing her coaching heart to the stage, Ann delivers topics that encourage, inspire, and empower with practical action steps. Her presentations can be adapted from keynote messages to breakout sessions.

Why You Need a Book Proposal If You Want to Write a Nonfiction Book

You’ll learn the three things you must make compelling and clear in your proposal to capture the attention of agents and publishers. Ann walks through best practices for crafting a proposal and provides practical tips for clarifying your book’s concept to develop the best project possible.


⫸ Putting Your Heart and Soul (and a little laughter) into Social Media

Everyone says being active on social media can build your platform. You're overwhelmed, confused, or frustrated-maybe tempted to abandon it altogether. Ann Kroeker reframes social media to give you new vision and purpose to pour your heart into every interaction and use it for good. Learn creative, meaningful ways to leverage social media's power and potential to grow as a writer, boost your visibility, and reach out with light and life (and a little laughter!).


Let Story Do the Talking: Speak the Truth Slant

In sharing our hard-earned wisdom, insight, and truth, we often end up doing a lot more telling than showing. Instead, we have a far more powerful tool that hits harder and sticks longer than straightforward teaching: story. When we open our hearts and tell a specific story that invites our readers in, we can reveal truth without having to spell it out. In this workshop, attendees will witness the power of story and begin to dip into their own personal experience to find possible narratives to use in their next projects.

 

Filling the Gap: The Input You Need from the Person You Need, Right When You Need It

Relationships ranging from coaches and mentors to writing groups and online communities can fill the gap at various phases of the writing life. Discover the benefit of engaging with key relationships at critical stages—people equipped to supply you with everything from editorial input and evaluation to emotional support. Whether you’re launching your freelance career, developing a book proposal, searching for an agent and publisher, or slogging through those lonely months of working on the manuscript, you don’t have to be alone anymore. Gain creative ideas for identifying the input and individual best suited to you and your project.


On Being a Writer: Developing Habits for a Writing Life That Lasts

This can be presented as a single message, one-day workshop, or weekend event to encourage writers at all stages. The content encourages writers to take the next step in their writing lives and think about their long-range vision as well as day-to-day habits that will support their goals.


Write to Discover

The surprise and delight of using writing as a tool for tapping into (or awakening) curiosity, satisfying lifelong learning, stumbling into self-discovery, and gaining deeper compassion and understanding for people and the world around us. Can be presented as a single message, day-long workshop, or weekend conference.


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Ann goes above and beyond with the training. 


Melissa Clark

      — Counselor, Speaker, Writer

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Ann is an encouraging teacher who combines experience and compassion with concrete, practical steps. 


Marnie Hammer
        Writer

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All of our moms just fell in love with Ann. She is so personable. We could all relate to her. Her storytelling style of speaking is second to none.


Julie Matthews
      — MOPS Coordinator (Indiana)


Ann produces a podcast for writers called "Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach."

Watch a sample below.

SPEAKING APPEARANCES

Upcoming Events

Five Minute Friday (FMF)

July 20, 2022

Sign up for "What is a book proposal and why do I need one?" a free online training learn more about essential elements to include in your nonfiction book proposal. Live via Zoom 11:00am Eastern.

Registration open soon

Refine {the retreat}

March 15-19, 2023

The Poiēma retreat is an invitation specifically curated for those who make, whether it is by words, song, dance or mixed media.
Ann is speaking twice and offering coaching sessions on site

Registration open now

The team at Refine {the retreat} allows me to offer you a discount code: POIEMARETREAT. This discount good for $100 off of the standard room registration. For a limited time, this discount code can  be applied to the current early bird pricing. One code per guest, code is not retroactive for anyone who has already registered. Applies only to standard room registration.

Speaking Appearances 2022

FlourishWriters Publishing & Marketing Summit

June 23-24, 2022

This summit is designed to help aspiring and working writers successfully communicate the value of their message as they find and engage with readers. The goal is to acquaint writers with the ins and outs of traditional and self-publishing so they can choose the best next steps.
Ann speaks twice, on building a platform and getting your first 50 readers (panel)

Replays available (affiliate link)

Speaking Appearances 2020

hope*writers mastermind

June 25, 2020
Beginnings: Grab Your Reader's Attention from the Start
Exclusive training for the hope*writers mastermind group
Private virtual presentation


Speaking Appearances 2019

November 7-9, 2019
Gain the Clarity You Crave by Crafting a Non-Fiction Book Proposal
plenary, hope*writers conference
Charlotte, North Carolina


Breathe Christian Writers Conference - Oct 2017

October 17-19, 2019
Writing in the Middle of Life
and Be an Idea Machine: No-Fail Methods for Idea Generation
Breathe Christian Writers Conference
(Ann is presenting two solo breakout sessions and offering limited 1:1 consultations on site)
Eberhard Center
Grand Rapids, Michigan


August 10, 2019
Beginnings & Endings
private writing retreat workshop
Virtual teaching for private writing event
Hosted on Zoom

 

Northwestern Christian Writers Conference

July 12-13, 2019
Putting Your Heart and Soul (and a little laughter) into Social Media
Northwestern Christian Writers Conference
(one-on-one appointments available; part of the Pro Advice Room panel discussion)
University of Northwestern—St. Paul
3003 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55113


Speaking Appearances 

2014-2018


Breathe Christian Writers Conference - Oct 2017

October 12-13, 2018
The Care and Keeping of an Author Newsletter
So You Wanna Launch a Podcast
and Put Your Heart and Soul (and a little laughter) into Social Media (with Kate Motaung)
Breathe Christian Writers Conference
(Ann is presenting two solo breakout sessions and one co-led breakout session, and offering limited 1:1 consultations on site)
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
3000 Leonard Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525


May 22, 2018
Tuesday Teacher 
Interviewed by Emily P. Freeman for hope*writers membership program
Virtual

 

March 22-25, 2018
Refine {the retreat} for Writers

The Retreat Center at Our Lady of the Pines
Freemont, Ohio
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


2017

February 4, 2017
Writing Workshop: Exploring Elements of Creative Writing - Part 1

2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Indianapolis Public Library - Nora Branch
8625 Guilford Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46240
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - MORE INFO TO COME
Featuring both Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig


February 11, 2017
Writing Workshop: Exploring Elements of Creative Writing - Part 2

2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Indianapolis Public Library - Nora Branch
8625 Guilford Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46240
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - MORE INFO TO COME
Featuring both Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig


February 18, 2017
Writing Workshop: Exploring Elements of Creative Writing - Part 3
2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Indianapolis Public Library - Nora Branch
8625 Guilford Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46240
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - MORE INFO TO COME
Featuring both Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig


February 25, 2017
Writing Workshop: Exploring Elements of Creative Writing - Part 4

2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Indianapolis Public Library - Nora Branch
8625 Guilford Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46240
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - MORE INFO TO COME
Featuring both Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig

April 7-9, 2017
Next-Level Writer: Steps to Take Your Writing from Private to Public Venues 

Winsome Retreat
White Sulfur Springs
Manns Choice, Pennsylvania

Breathe Christian Writers Conference - Oct 2017

October 6-7, 2017
Be an Idea Machine: No-Fail Methods for Idea Generation
and
More Than a Platform: Using Social Media for God and to Achieve Your Writing Dreams (with Kate Motaung and Shannon Popkin)
Breathe Christian Writers Conference
(Ann is presenting a solo breakout session and panel breakout session, and offering limited 1:1 consultations on site)
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
3000 Leonard Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525

 

Nora branch library

October 17, 2017
Writing Workshop: The Work of a Writer: From Idea to Publication, Helping You with Tools You Need - Part 2

2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Indianapolis Public Library - Nora Branch
8625 Guilford Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46240


October 21, 2017
More Than a Platform: Using Social Media to Make a Difference Right Away

Indiana Faith & Writing Conference
(Ann is presenting a breakout session and offering limited 1:1 consultations on site)
Anderson University
1100 E. Fifth Street, Anderson, IN 46012


Nora branch library

October 28, 2017
Writing Workshop: The Work of a Writer: From Idea to Publication, Helping You with Tools You Need - Part 4

2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Indianapolis Public Library - Nora Branch
8625 Guilford Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46240


2016


October 7-8, 2016
“Filling the Gap: The Input You Need from the Person You Need, Right When You Need It”
Breathe Christian Writers Conference
Grand Rapids Theological Seminar, Grand Rapids, Mich.


April 14-16, 2016
“Advance Your Writing through Giving and Getting Feedback” Festival Circle
Festival of Faith and Writing
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Featuring both Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig


April 9, 2016
The Work of a Writer Workshop
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library
250 N. Fifth Street, Zionsville, IN 46077
Featuring both Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig


February 6, 2016
The Work of a Writer Workshop
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library
1120 Stafford Road
Plainfield, Indiana 46168
Featuring both Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig


2015

February 4, 2015
Brown Bag Lunch Talk
Frankfort Library
12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
Frankfort, Indiana


February 11, 2015
Author Talk
6-7:30 p.m.
Putnam County Library
Greencastle, Indiana


February 27-28, 2015
Making Literature Conference Book Fair
Taylor University
Upland, Indiana


May 1, 2015
On Being a Writer Workshop
Developing Habits for a Writing Life That Lasts

1:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Carol Joy Holling Conference and Retreat Center
27416 Ranch Road, Ashland, NE 68003
NOTE: Ann Kroeker will lead the event in person; Charity Singleton Craig will participate remotely via video feed.

 

March 2-May 22, 2015
On Being a Writer Workshop - ONLINE
A Tweetspeak Poetry Workshop
Limit 10 participants 

 

May 28, 2015

Writing Group Talk - Developing Habits for a Writing Life That Lasts
1 – 2 p.m.
Westfield Washington Public Library
333 West Hoover St. Westfield, Indiana 46074
Featuring both Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig


August 8, 2015

Five-Minute Friday Retreat
2 – 3 p.m. Central Time
Online Virtual Presentation
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Featuring both Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig


August 22, 2015

Local Author Fair
1-4 p.m. Eastern Time
Carmel Clay Public Library
55 4th Ave SE
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 814-3900
Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig both attending - no presentation


September 26, 2015

Author Talk
Developing Habits for a Sustainable Writing Life
2 – 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Nora Branch
Indianapolis-Marion County Library
8625 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Featuring both Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig


2014

October 30, 2014

Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families
College Park MOPS
Indianapolis, IN


November 15, 2014
On Being a Writer - Workshop
One-Day Writing Workshop led alongside coauthor Charity Singleton Craig
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hope Bible Fellowship
Round Rock, TX


December 3, 2014
Launch Party and Book Signing
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Flavors Coffeehouse & Deli
63 E Clinton St, Frankfort, Indiana 46041
Frankfort, Indiana


December 9, 2014
Book Signing and Party
Eli's Bookstore
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Greencastle, Indiana


December 13, 2014
Book Signing and Party

SoHo Cafe & Gallery
12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Carmel, Indiana 


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