August 7 & 8, 2008 • Radisson Martinique • New York City
The 2008 Backspace Writers Conference brings together literary agents, acquisitions editors, best-selling authors, and publishing professionals for a two-day, two-track program of workshops, panels, and networking in the heart of the publishing world.
Come meet the people who can make a difference in your career!
Keynote Speakers: Mark Tavani, Senior Editor, Random House; John Searles, author, books editor Cosmo Magazine
Literary Agents : Richard Curtis, Simon Lipskar, Jeff Kleinman, Emmanuelle Alspaugh, Paige Wheeler, Laney Katz Becker, Maya Rock, Michael Bourret, Scott Hoffman, Ronnie Gramazio, Elisabeth Weed, Stephany Evans, Holly Root, Alyssa Eisner Henkin, Matthew Mahoney, Eric Myers
Authors: M.J. Rose, Harry Hunsicker, Jason Pinter, Jackie Kessler, Heather Brewer, Gail Konop Baker, Laurel Corona, Lisa McMann, Jenny Gardiner, Danielle Younge-Ullman, Claudia Gray, Marlys Pearson, Jessica Keener, Elizabeth Letts, A.S. King, Robin Slick, Susan Henderson, Pam Jenoff, Trish Ryan, Leora Skolkin-Smith, Caroline Leavitt, Reed Farrel Coleman, Chris Grabenstein, William Powers, Carolyn Burns Bass, John Robison, Jon Clinch, Linda Gerber, Claudia Gray, Douglas Clegg
Editors and Other Publishing Professionals : Hilary Rubin Teeman (editor, St. Martin's), Charis Conn (contributing editor, Harper's Magazine), Kristen Weber (senior editor, New American Library), Rachel Kahan (senior editor, G.P. Putnam), Courtney Bongiolatti (associate editor, Simon & Schuster), Bella Stander, Jerry Gross, Lauren Cerand, Eileen Winnick
Registrations accepted up to and including the day of the conference.