Here is your PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTI've been to a few lukewarm writers events in the past but this sounds well worth your time if you are an aspiring writer. Publishers Weekly is awesome and Wally Lamb, what I wouldn't give to hear words of wisdom from him. Did you read She's Come Undone? A must read for all book loving women (and some men). Its in New York....Washington Square...oh I miss the city.
In a full-day seminar, experts from Publishers Weekly will guide aspiring writers through everything they need to know about the business of getting their books published. With the help of top agents, authors, editors and marketing professionals, PW will show writers the way to get published. The seminar will take place on Monday, September 22nd at the NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 from 9 AM to 6 PM.
The seminar's keynote speaker is Wally Lamb, the New York Times bestselling author and two-time Oprah Book Club pick, whose work includes I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE, SHE'S COME UNDONE and THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED (Harper, November 11, 2008). Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE.
The program includes:
-Welcome remarks from Sara Nelson, editor-in-chief of PW and Andrea Chambers, director of the Center for Publishing, NYU
-Keynote address from Wally Lamb
-The Nuts and Bolts of Publishing panel
-Lunch and networking
-Agent/Author/Editor Relationship panel
Attendees will also attend two breakout sessions in the afternoon for more interactive discussions; each track will be repeated twice. Breakout session topics include:-Alternative Publishing-Marketing & Publicity-Writing for the Children's and Young Adult Market
The day will conclude with an on-site Cocktail Reception
More information on the panelists, breakout sessions and details on cost and registration can be found online at: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pub101.
NYU students can receive a 50% discount.