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Literary's Writers Conference. New York City.
LWC}NYC is a program of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses [clmp] with The National Book Foundation, The New School Graduate Writing Program, Poets & Writers, The Association of Authors' Representatives and with support from Amazon Literary Partnerships.
NOVEMBER 12-13, 2015 } A two-day conference for fiction, poetry, and creative-nonfiction writers learning how to maneuver in the marketplace. Meet writers, editors, agents, publicists and publishers.
All conference events will be held at The New School, 63-5th Avenue, unless otherwise noted.
Register now—space is limited!
Price includes two working lunches and two one-on-one meetings with literary agents. Registration is capped at 100, so book soon to hold your spot! If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday November 12
§ REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN 10:00am
§ QUERY LETTER CLINIC A 10:30-11:45am
Jody Kahn, MacKenzie Fraser-Bub, Regina Ryan
§ QUERY LETTER CLINIC B 10:30-11:45am
Carrie Howland, Bibi Lewis, Gina Maccoby
§ LITERARY AGENTS 101 12:00-1:15pm
Rob McQuilkin, Stephen Barbara, Renee Zuckerbrot, Anna Stein
§ HOW TO GET WORK INTO LIT MAGS 1:30-2:45pm
Katie Raissian, Minna Proctor, Lena Valencia
§ LITERARY AGENT SPEED DATING 3-5pm
§ THE AUTHOR AND HER TEAM 5-6:30pm
Alexandra Kleeman w/ editors Cal Morgan and Barry Harbaugh
Friday November 13
§ OPENING LINES CLINIC A 10-11:30am
Erin Harris, Renee Zuckerbrot
§ OPENING LINES CLINIC B 10-11:30am
Lucas Hunt, Diana Finch
§ OPENING LINES CLINIC C 10-11:30am
Laura Biagi, Jaida Temperl
§ CASE STUDY OF A NOVEL 11:45-1:15pm
Tiphanie Yanique w/ Katie Freeman
§ CASE STUDY OF A POETRY COLLECTION 11:45-1:15pm
with poet and publisher: Martha Rhodes and Gregory Pardlo
§ CASE STUDY OF A MEMOIR 11:45-1:15pm
Rob Spillman w/ Bill Clegg
§ OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITERS: HOW TO APPLY TO GRANTS, RESIDENCIES, LITERARY PRIZES 3:00-4:15pm
Caroline Crumpacker, Jeffrey Lependorf, Bonnie Marcus
§ MAKING A LIVING 4:15-5:15pm
Alexander Chee, Kevin Nguyen, Michele Filgate
Program subject to change.
FEATURING } Jody Kahn (Brandt & Hochman). Kent D. Wolf (Lippincott Massie McQuilkin). Sarah Levitt (Zoë Pagnamenta Agency). Nicole Tourtelot (Kuhn Projects). Lisa Grubka (Fletcher and Co). Claire Anderson-Wheeler (Regal Hoffmann & Associates). Harvey Klinger (Harvey Klinger, Inc). Carrie Howland (Donadio & Olson, Inc). Julia Lord (Juliar Lord Literary). Sarah Yake (Frances Collin Literary Agency). Mackenzie Brady (New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.). MacKenzie Fraser-Bub (Trident). Bibi Lewis (The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency). Mary South (Lowenstein Associates). Barbara Lowenstein (Lowenstein Associates). Erin Harris (Folio Literary Mgmt). Regina Ryan (Regina Ryan Publishing Engterprise). Adam Schear (DeFiore & Co) Lucas Hunt (Orchard Literary). Laura Biagi (Jean V. Naggar Lit Agency). Renée Zuckerbrot (Renée Zuckerbrot Literary Agency LLC). And more!
The many presenters include: National Book Award shortlisted writer Angela Flournoy (The Turner House) in conversation with Harold Augenbraum (National Book Foundation); Alexandra Kleeman (You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine) with editors Cal Morgan (Harper Perennial) and Barry Harbaugh (Little A); Tiphanie Yanique (Land of Love and Drowning) and her publicist Katie Freeman (Riverhead Books); Rob Spillman (All Tomorrow's Parties); Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo with his editor Martha Rhodes (Four Way Books); arts administrators, writers, and marketing/PR professionals from Amazon, Tin House, A Public Space, The Literary Review, the Millay Colony, Poets & Writers, Stonecutter Journal, and elsewhere; over 25 agents from the Association of Authors' Representatives; and a host of editors, publishers, and authors eager to discuss the business of being a writer.
Press from LWC}NYC:
"Have Writing Degree, Will Travel," by Molly McQuade, Poetry Foundation
"The Business of the Book," The Virginia Quarterly Review
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"Best Hotels at $150 or Less," New York Magazine
Check out what last year's LWC had to offer.