Saturday, October 11, 2008

NYC Writing Workshop

One-Day Workshop in New York City

Please join award-winning writer/journalist Michael P. Geffner, former Simon & Schuster book editor Marcela Landres, and literary agent Regina Brooks for three infinitely enlightening hours on the world of big-time publishing.

What: Publish or Perish: Building the Professional Writing Life; Learning How Editors Think; Finding, Impressing and Landing a Literary Agent

When: Sunday, Nov. 2nd, 1-4PM (with 4-5PM for eye-opening one-on-one consultations)

Where: A gloriously-serene restaurant in Forest Hills, Queens (easy to reach by car or subway)

Cost: $99.00

Pre-Registration Required before Oct. 20th: Please email for details


Michael P. Geffner has written for Details, Texas Monthly, The Village Voice, USA Today, The Sporting News, Los Angeles Magazine, and The Associated Press. His work has been acknowledged for excellence by The Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press Sports Editors, Best American Sports Writing, New York Press, and the New York Publishers Association.

Marcela Landres is the author of the e-book How Editors Think: The Real Reason They Rejected You, and is the publisher of Latinidad, an award-winning e-zine which was chosen as one of the 101 Best Web Sites for Writers by Writer's Digest Magazine. She speaks frequently for organizations such as the New York Round Table Writers' Conference, Columbia University, and The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture.

Regina Brooks is the president of the Serendipity Literary Agency LLC., where she represents a diverse base of award-winning clients in adult fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature, including: three-time National Book Award finalist, author Marilyn Nelson; and Oprah Book List pick Sundee Frazier. Brooks has held senior editorial positions at John Wiley and Sons and McGraw-Hill, is the author of Never Finished! Never Done!, and has been featured in Essence, Publishers Weekly, Sister to Sister magazine, and the Writers Digest Guide to Literary Agents.

For an additional charge of $30, you can reserve a 15-minute private consultation with any of the speakers. Book writers should submit no more than 10 double-spaced pages of a manuscript plus a one-page synopsis by Friday 10/24, so it can be forwarded well in advance to Ms. Landres (she does not accept poetry or children's books) or Ms. Brooks. Journalists should submit to Mr. Geffner their query letters and/or resumes of no more than one page, or a story of no more than 10 pages double-spaced. You should include your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address on the first page of each piece of work.

Note: These one-on-one sessions are open only to workshop attendees!

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