Push to Publish 2009 was another success! Thanks to all who came out. If you have any photos to share, please email email@example.com. Here are some photos of the event (see the schedule below). We'll post the Fall 2010 date as soon as we get it!
Whether you are an established writer or just getting started, this one-day workshop will provide valuable resources you can use to get your work in print and online. Highlights include:
* Speed date with the editors: Meet real editors and agents who will review your specific work.
* Learn how to increase your chances of getting published.
* Discuss the new writing trends with professionals in the community
* Get great marketing and networking tips to break into the competitive world of publishing.
Schedule of Events
9:00: Registration and Breakfast
*Alumnae Hall (lower level next to the bookstore)
10:00: Keynote Speaker: Lise Funderburg is a regular contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine and has written for such publications as The New York Times, TIME, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Nation, Salon, and Prevention. Her latest book, Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home (Free Press), is a contemplation of life, death, and barbecue.
*McShane Auditorium (on campus map as Dorothy McKenna Brown Science Center: http://www.rosemont.edu/about/map.php)
11:15am: Speed Date with the Editors: Meet with editors of your choice for ten minutes to get a personalized critique of your work. Click HERE for a list of participating magazines and editors (we will be adding more as we get closer to the event). Click HERE for tips on making the most of your speed date.
NOTE: Attendees will sign up for their speed dates at registration. Appointments with specific editors will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. So, if you want to see someone in particular, you may want to come early. We'll have bagels and coffee waiting!
1:15pm: Breakout Session I* (Click HERE for panelist bios):
A: DO I NEED A PUBLICIST?
Moderator: Christine Weiser
B. TAPPING INTO THE CREATIVE NONFICTION CRAZE
Moderator: Curtis Smith
C: FINDING A HOME FOR YOUR SHORT STORY
Moderator: Randall Brown
D: POETRY: CHAPBOOK HOW TOS
MODERATOR: J. T. Barbarese
2:30 Breakout Session II
A: MARKETING: SELLING YOURSELF
Moderator: Kelly Simmons
Karen E. Quinones Miller
B: FICTION: WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS
Moderator: Julia Chang
Kathye Fetsko Petrie
C: POLISHING YOUR POETRY
Moderator: Conrad Weiser
B: THE JOYS OF SMALL PRESSES
Moderator: Barbara Berot
Debra Leigh Scott
3:45 Breakout Session III
A: MEET TO THE EDITORS & AGENTS
Moderator: Carla Spataro
Lynn Rosen (former agent, author)
Adam Schear (agent)
Catherine Stine (YA/Children's)
Paul Dry (publisher)
Rosemary Cappello (poetry)
B: PROMOTING YOUR WORK IN A WEB 2.0 WORLD
Moderator: Don Lafferty
C: HOW TO SUCCEED IN SUBMISSIONS--TIPS ON GETTING YOUR WORK PUBLISHED
Moderator: Alison Hicks
Kathleen Volk Miller
D: TO MFA OR NOT to MFA?
Susan Barr- Toman
*All Breakout Sessions held in McShane Hall (on campus map as Dorothy McKenna Brown Science Center: http://www.rosemont.edu/about/map.php)
Fee: $75 (Students, Seniors $65) includes Breakfast, Lunch, and one Speed-date Pass. Additional Speed-date passes can be purchased for $5 each. (No more than 3 total recommended.)
[50% off for Rosemont students, faculty, and alumni -- must provide valid proof of affiliation at registration]
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
CLICK HERE for a printable PDF registration form. Mail to: Philadelphia Stories, 93 Old York Road, Ste 1/#1-753, Jenkintown, PA 19046
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