A multi-session conference designed to support the emerging writer in a variety of areas including: writing skills, developing a novel, articles and essays, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, the business of writing, and publication. Guest speakers are featured in interactive workshops
HOW AND WHY TO RAISE FICTION AND NONFICTION WRITING LEVELS TO PUBLICATION-GRADE STATUS
A closer understanding of the contemporary book and journal publishing systems, an awareness of the expectations book and journal publishers have of authors, the author’s responsibility to a project, a deeper appreciation of the editorial process, and a more sophisticated approach to reading fiction and nonfiction. How to write a book proposal a publisher will read all the way through. Scheduled Guest Presenters Toni Lopopolo, former editorial director, St. Martins Press, Macmillan Books, currently a literary agent Fred Klein, former national sales manager, Bantam Books, now editorial consultant, Bantam Books. Brian Fagan, the most widely read archaeological writer in the US and UK Kathleen Sharpe, award-winning writer of nonfiction case studies John Wilder, novelist, screenwriter, TV showrunner Shelly Lowenkopf Nationally Renowned Book Editor.