THE THIRD ANNUAL NEW YORK ROUND TABLE WRITERS' CONFERENCE, APRIL 13 AND 14, FEATURES AN INTERVIEW WITH AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, RICHARD FORD.
The Small Press Center: The New York Center for Independent Publishing is sponsoring the Third Annual New York Round Table(R) Writers' Conference, to be held Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 at 20 West 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues in midtown Manhattan, in the landmark building of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. Among the featured writers taking part will be award-winning authors Richard Ford, who will be interviewed about his distinguished writing career on Saturday, April 14, and Colson Whitehead, who will be the keynote lunchtime speaker on Friday, April 13.
Focusing on the business and career of writing, the conference, now in its third year, has built up a considerable reputation for quality instruction from knowledgeable publishing insiders. The Conference features programming on a variety of literary and publishing topics, including workshops in online publishing, marketing, public relations, query letters, book proposals, the writing process, memoirs, and independent publishing. The Conference also provides an opportunity to meet top-notch editors and literary agents.
Last year's Writers' Conference was a vibrant and informative event that featured such authors, agents, editors and publishers as: Jonathan Ames, Greg Godek, Nuala O'Faolain, Sigrid Nunez, Denise Oswald (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Jennifer Robinson (Simon Spotlight Entertainment), Paul Slovak (Viking), Laurel Touby, Rachel Vater, Sean Wilsey, and Lou Young.
This year's Conference will again feature a host of authors, editors, publishers and literary agents who will be on hand to discuss publishing opportunities, and the craft and process of writing. Keynote speakers for the Conference include Colson Whitehead, author of The Intuitionist and John Henry Days, and Richard Ford, known for his critically acclaimed works The Sportswriter and its award-winning sequel Independence Day. His latest novel in this trilogy, The Lay of the Land (Knopf), was recently released.
Registration for the conference is now available online at writersconferencenyc.org . The cost of the conference is $250 for one day and $350 for both. There will be an early-bird discount until March 15: $225 for one day and $325 for both.
The Small Press Center: The New York Center for Independent Publishing was established in 1984 to help independent publishers reach a wider audience for their books, and to provide information and draw public awareness to the offerings of these presses. The Center encourages excellence and free expression in publishing through workshops, lectures, book fairs, exhibits, and it's Reference Center on Writing and Publishing.
The New York Round Table(R) Writers' Conference registered trademark of the Small Press Center, an educational program of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen.