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Join Mediabistro’s Summer Online Literary Festival & Workshops

Meet leading authors, editors, and literary agents and get your writing project professionally critiqued in our online Literary Festival & Workshops, July 16 – August 1, 2012. In our innovative, interactive online event, you will:

  • Hear from accomplished authors, literary agents, and editors
  • Workshop your own creative project with writers and editors
  • And make connections with other writers and book lovers across the globe in our summer reading group

Come celebrate the publishing world with us and get inspired to finish the book project you’ve been working on.

Speakers include:

Susan Orlean
 

Author

Journalist, The New Yorker

Constance Hale 

Author

Sin & Syntax

Opening Keynote 5 Secrets for Wicked Good Prose

 

Rebecca Skloot
 

Author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Jason Boog
 

Publishing Editor

GalleyCat, Mediabistro

Unconventional Publicity: How She Made Her Debut Science Book Into a Best-Seller How To Build A Social Media Platform for Your Book

 

Sarah Fine
 

Author and

Child Psychologist

Jason Allen Ashlock
 

Literary Agent and President

Movable Type Management

Overcome Obstacles To Become the Writer You Want to Be The Literary Agent’s Wishlist: Multimedia Ideas for Print, Digital, Film & TV

Each conference pass includes participation in a writing workshop of your choice:

  • Query letter writing with Kate McKean, literary agent at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency
  • Visualize your creative writing project with Pinterest with Kate Rockland, author of 150 Pounds and Falling Is Like This
  • How to research and write historical fiction with Erika Mailman, author of The Witch’s Trinity and Woman of Ill Fame
  • Nailing the first pages of your novel with Erika Mailman, author of The Witch’s Trinity and Woman of Ill Fame
  • Nail the hook for your young adult novel with Kristen Kemp, author of 16 YA books, including Redemption
  • Romance writing: It’s all about chemistry with Sarah MacLean, author of Rules of Scoundrels series, A Rogue by Any Other Name (Avon)
  • Short story writing with S. Kirk Walsh, who has worked at The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Details, Entertainment Weekly, and Self
  • Time, space, and magic: Writing believable fantasy and science fiction with Ted Mendelssohn, author of The Wrong Sword
  • Words to die for: Mystery and crime writing with Hilary Davidson, author of The Damage Done and The Next One to Fall
  • Character development in nonfiction with Kelly McMasters, author of Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town
  • The far reach of truth: Nonfiction over the edge with Melissa Holbrook Pierson, author of 4 nonfiction books and essayist
  • Mining for a memoir: What’s your story? Learn with Kelly McMasters, author of Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town

View full workshop details.

Each workshop is limited to 15 students, so sign up now to get the one of your choice.

Mediabistro Course

Get a Literary Agent

Get a Literary AgentStarting August 6, learn how to find the right agent for your book and write a query that will get the deal done! Taught by Barbara Clark, a book agent and publishing consultant, you will learn the best methods for finding a literary agent, the proper protocol and etiquette for seeking literary representation, how to send queries and more. Register now!