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Get Published: Explore Your Options
Date: May 02, 2015 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Library & Galleria

Get Published 

Get Published: Explore Your Options
Saturday, May 2

Registration for panel discussion and workshops begins March 13.

Panel Discussion (9:30-11:30am)
New and aspiring authors can learn about traditional,
self-publishing and e-publishing from a panel of experts including Colleen Cross (mystery), Kathy Lynn (non-fiction), Eileen Kernaghan (young adult), Sylvia Taylor (editor) and Howard White (publisher).
Moderator: Julie Ferguson

Workshops (12-1:30pm)

Landing That First Contract
Finding the right publisher for your book involves much more than completing a well written and edited manuscript. Debra Purdy Kong will discuss the importance of research, proper manuscript preparation, networking, and social media visibility to maximize your chance of success.
Parkview Room

Draft by Draft
Lois Peterson will explore strategies to move your idea from the initial concept to a submission-ready piece. Learn how to generate, capture, and develop the initial “germs” and look at specific tools and ways to refine a piece of work through its various drafts.
ParkLane Room

Author’s Central (12-2pm)
All are welcome to visit “Author’s Central” to speak directly with some local published authors. Get answers to your questions about writing and publishing and learn from other’s experience. Books will also be available for cash purchase. Drop in.