“Alive and Well and Writing” is the theme for Rochester Writers’ Twelfth Annual Fall Conference at Oakland University on Saturday, October 19. Focusing on topics that are a part of the writing life, attendees will learn about the latest trends, publishing, and sharing their message. Fiction, nonfiction, and business topics will be presented as lectures, workshops, and panel discussions. This event will feature Michigan authors, speakers, and educators. Literary agents who are seeking talented authors will be available for appointments to review manuscripts for potential publication.