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Push to Publish 2009: Strategies and Techniques to Get Your Work in Print and Online

10/17/2009 9:00 am
10/17/2009 5:00 pm

Push to Publish 2009 was another success! Thanks to all who came out. If you have any photos to share, please email christine@philadelphiastories.org. Here are some photos of the event (see the schedule below). We'll post the Fall 2010 date as soon as we get it!

Meet the Editors and Agents Panel 2Meet the Editors and Agents Panel 2How to Succeed in Submissions PanelHow to Succeed in Submissions PanelKelly Whalen, Anna Evans, and Nancy Viau on the Marketing 2.0 PanelKelly Whalen, Anna Evans, and Nancy Viau on the Marketing 2.0 PanelDon Lafferty and Nancy Viau on the Marketing 2.0 PanelDon Lafferty and Nancy Viau on the Marketing 2.0 Panel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


2009 SCHEDULE

Push to Publish Strategies and Techniques to Get Your Work in Print and Online
Where: Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont, PA 19010

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.
*Alumnae Hall

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!

12:30pm: Lunch
*Alumnae Hall

1:15pm: Breakout Session I* (Click HERE for panelist bios):
 
A: DO I NEED A PUBLICIST?
Moderator: Christine Weiser

Marie Lamba
Elise Brown
Kelly Simmons
Don Lafferty

B.  TAPPING INTO THE CREATIVE NONFICTION CRAZE
Moderator: Curtis Smith
Anne Kaeir
Julia Chang
Hattie Fletcher
Lise Funderburg

C: FINDING A HOME FOR YOUR SHORT STORY
Moderator: Randall Brown
Gregory Frost
Alison Hicks
Aimee LaBrie
Fran Metzman

D: POETRY: CHAPBOOK HOW TOS
MODERATOR: J. T. Barbarese

Melissa Frederick 

Tree Riesener

JC Todd 

2:30 Breakout Session II

A: MARKETING: SELLING YOURSELF
Moderator: Kelly Simmons
Lynn Rosen
Lisa Dale
Karen E. Quinones Miller
Don Lafferty

B: FICTION: WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS

Moderator: Julia Chang

Marie Lamba

Kathye Fetsko Petrie

Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban


Catherine Stine


Nancy Viau

C: POLISHING YOUR POETRY

 

Moderator: Conrad Weiser
Rosemary Cappello
Eileen D’Angelo
JC Todd

B: THE JOYS OF SMALL PRESSES
Moderator: Barbara Berot
Debra Leigh Scott
Curt Smith

Marc Schuster

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
Robin Slick
Nancy Viau
Anna Evans
Kelly Whalen

C: HOW TO SUCCEED IN SUBMISSIONS--TIPS ON GETTING YOUR WORK PUBLISHED
Moderator: Alison Hicks

Gregory Frost
Eileen D’Angelo
Kathleen Volk Miller
Lisa Dale

D: TO MFA OR NOT to MFA? 
Susan Barr- Toman
Marc Schuster
Randall Brown

*All Breakout Sessions held in McShane Hall (on campus map as Dorothy McKenna Brown Science Center: http://www.rosemont.edu/about/map.php)

REGISTRATION

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

Any questions, please email christine@philadelphiastories.org

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