Friday, February 25, 2011

Speaking about publishing, Portland, Mar. 5

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance is hosting Pros(e): A Business of Writing Conference here in Portland, Maine on Saturday, March 5. I'll be giving the keynote.

The conference runs from 10 am to 6:30 pm at the Portland Public Library. Here's a little info from the MWPA website:

This daylong MWPA conference is chock-a-block full of amazing opportunities for authors to learn more about the publishing business and how to professionalize their writing. Maine journalist and author Colin Woodard (The Lobster Coast) will give the event’s keynote address. Seminars include:

+ Writing from the Copy Editor’s Perspective with Stephen Abbott

+ Shakespeare, Copyrights, and Protecting Your Work with Jenny Milana

+ The Proposal with Jaed Coffin

+ Do You Lulu? Taming the Tools of Online Publishing with Carolyn Gage

+ Finding Your Place in the Book Business with Barbara Baig

+ Q & A forums with magazine editors, book editors, and agents

The event is $75 for MWPA members, $125 for non-members. Further details, schedule, and sign-up forms in this PDF packet.

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