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 and agents: Meet editors and agents who will review and offer feedback on your work (bring up to 5 pages of fiction, poetry, or nonfiction to review and dicuss).
- 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.
Keynote Speaker: Michael Martone is the award-winning author of Four for a Quarter, Not Normal, Illinois: Peculiar Fiction from the Flyover, and much more. Martone has won two Fellowships from the NEA and a grant from the Ingram Merrill Foundation. His stories and essays have appeared and been cited in the Pushcart Prize, The Best American Stories and The Best American Essays anthologies. He is currently a Professor at the University of Alabama where he has been teaching since 1996.
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - Stay tuned for details about the 2013 program!
9:00 Registration and Breakfast: Kistler Memorial Library (Building #5 on campus map). Attendees will sign up for their speed dates at registration. Please read the bios of participating editors and agents, and come with several options. Click HERE for a helpful article on the Dos and Don'ts of Speed Dating with Editors.
10:00 Keynote Speaker: Michael Martone: McShain Auditorium, Brown Hall (Building #2 on campus map)
11:15 Speed Dating with Editors & agents: Kistler Memorial Library (Building #5 on campus map).
12:30 Lunch & Networking: Kistler Memorial Library (Building #5 on campus map).
1:15-2:15 Breakout Session I - McShain/Dorothy McKenna Brown Science Center (Building #2 on campus map) : Three panel discussions TBA.
2:30-3:30 Breakout Session II - McShain/Dorothy McKenna Brown Science Center: Three panel discussions TBA.
3:45-5 Breakout Session III - McShain Auditorium (Building #2 on campus map): MEET THE AGENTS & EDITORS (McShain Auditorium)
Agents and editors share their tips for finding the right agent and selling your work (from novels to short stories to poems). This interactive panel will include plenty of time for Q&A so you can get an insider's perspectives on the publishing market today.
5:00: Happy Hour & Networking! Location TBD.
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON!
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]
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PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS, Friday, October 11, 2013
Spend a Day with a Literary Agent Workshop with Marie Lamba. Cost: $75 (includes lunch). Click HERE for details.
New this year: Master class with Michael Martone. Cost: $75 (includes lunch). Location: Forum Classroom, Kaul Hall (Building #9 on campus map)
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