Here's a writers' conference I wish I were able to attend. It's a new conference sponsored by the Center for Fiction in New York and Fordham University, and organized by one of my favorite bloggers, Ron Hogan of Galleycat. This exciting event will take place on Saturday, June 27, at Fordham College at Lincoln Center.
Here's a description of the conference in Ron's words:
"In this rapidly changing economic climate, it's as important for authors to know about the business side
of publishing as it is about the artistic side of writing, so, with generous co-sponsorship from Fordham University's Creative Writing Program, we've created a one-day conference filled with panels designed to immerse people in the practical side of the publishing industry.
"I'm really proud of the lineup we assembled: The keynote is being delivered by Dan Menaker, and a closing panel will feature Jon Karp in conversation with Marlon James, Peter Cameron, and Sigrid Nunez. Other authors speaking at the conference include Jennifer Weiner, Maryann McFadden, Toure, Ben Greenman, and Jami Attenberg; we'll also be hearing from editors Laurie Chittenden, Ethan Nosowsky, and Sarah
Crichton. Agents like ICM's Kate Lee, Renee Zuckerbrot, and Larry Kirshbaum have agreed to take part as well. (The complete lineup of two dozen speakers is available online.)
"In addition to all that, the Center for Fiction is giving attendees a free month of access to its writers' studio in midtown Manhattan, plus a discount on future membership. And the total cost is just $200."