Workshops & Conferences
Slice Literary Writers' Conference 2015 in Brooklyn
Here are the details for the panel I'm moderating at Slice this year:
Unconventional Paths to Publishing
We’re all familiar with the
traditional path to getting published: write a manuscript or book
proposal, find an agent, then have your agent match you with the perfect
publisher. That is the most treaded route, but sometimes authors break
conventions and find their own ways to publishing a book. And these
authors aren’t renegades or rebels—they’re simply tapping into resources
that are available to all of us. Discover how others have landed book
deals while eschewing established practices, how unconventional paths to
publishing could work for you, and how publishers feel about authors
who come to them in unexpected ways.
Panelists: Alys Arden, Author, The Casquette Girls; Anjali Duva, Author, Faint Promise of Rain; Kerri Kolen, Executive Editor, G.P. Putnam’s Sons; Maris Kreizman, Publishing Project Specialist, Kickstarter; Carmen Maria Machado, Author
Moderator: Lucy Silag, Community Manager, Penguin/Book Country
And here are the details for the workshop I am leading right after the panel:
Your Next Step as a Writer with Lucy Silag of Book Country
Standing out in the crowded literary
marketplace is overwhelming, with writers juggling advice about craft,
MFAs, agents, publishers, self-publishing, social media, building a
platform, and more. Facilitated by Lucy Silag of Book Country
(an online writing community owned by Penguin Random House), this
workshop is designed to help writers figure out the next step toward
reaching their writing and publishing goals. Each participant will leave
with a customized, immediate, and actionable plan for their book or
work-in-progress based on where they are in the writing process.
Refreshments and materials will be provided.
When + Where: Saturday, September 12, from 3:45pm to 5:00pm, Room TBA
Note that this workshop is free to all conference attendees. We ask that you please register in advance so we can have a sense of how large the group will be.