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Saturday, April 4
 

9:00am EDT

5C: #QueryTips: Demystifying the Query Process
Limited Capacity filling up

The act of querying can feel dizzying, confusing, overwhelming, [insert panicked adjective here]. In #QueryTips, you’ll learn about common mistakes to avoid with your queries, suggestions on where to find the right agent, and ways to make your query stand out. Take heart: querying just might be simpler than you think!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Elizabeth Bishop

Amy Elizabeth Bishop

Literary Agent, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret
Amy Elizabeth Bishop joined Dystel, Goderich & Bourret in 2015 after interning for them in 2014. After a short stint as the financial & subrights assistant, she started assisting Jane Dystel, and in addition to managing her own list, now also oversees the office and the interns. Her... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Statler Room - Mezzanine Level

9:00am EDT

5I: Why YA: The Unique Power of Young Adult Literature to Engage Difficult Topics
Limited Capacity seats available

Fiction writers in 2020 are surrounded by contemporary topics that demand attention, and yet challenge honest treatment. Grounded in his own experience writing about the aftermath of a school shooting, author Joseph Moldover will explore the power of Young Adult literature to addressing difficult, seemingly intractable topics, and the ability of the young voice to find unique perspectives on these problems.

We will ask what it means to address adult issues from a young perspective, how this differs from books about similar topics written from adult perspectives, and whether it makes sense to differentiate young adult from adult material in a world in which the older generations bequeath so many problems to the young.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Moldover

Joseph Moldover

Author, EVERY MOMENT AFTER
Joseph Moldover is the author of Every Moment After, a Young Adult novel exploring the long-term impact of a school shooting. He has also published works of short fiction in MonkeyBicycle, One Teen Story, Typehouse, The MacGuffin, and elsewhere. Much of his prior work appeared under... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hancock Room - Mezzanine Level

9:00am EDT

5J: Balancing Act: The Writing Life, the Day Job, and Everything in Between
Limited Capacity seats available

Maintaining a writing practice when you have a demanding day job, family, and life happening can be tough. But it's doable! In this session, Melissa Rivero will discuss how she managed to write a novel while working as a lawyer in a tech startup, raising a family, and what she's learned from the publishing process. Come with your own challenges in maintaining the "balancing act," and we'll share tips, tricks, and solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Rivero

Melissa Rivero

Author, THE AFFAIRS OF THE FALCÓNS
Melissa Rivero was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Brooklyn. She is a graduate of NYU and Brooklyn Law School. She currently works as in-house legal counsel at a startup. Melissa still lives in Brooklyn with her family. Her debut novel, The Affairs of the Falcóns, won the New American... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Cambridge Room - 4th Floor

9:00am EDT

5L: From Page to Stage: Writing for the Moth, Story Slams, and Live Storytelling Events
Limited Capacity seats available

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Speakers
avatar for Adam Stumacher

Adam Stumacher

Fiction & Nonfiction Writer
Adam Stumacher‘s fiction has appeared in Granta, Narrative, The Kenyon Review, The Sun, TriQuarterly, and others, was anthologized in Best New American Voices, and won a Nelson Algren Award and the Raymond Carver Short Story Award. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Cabot Room - 4th Floor

9:00am EDT

5M: Sell Your Story in a Single Sentence: Writing Your Logline
Limited Capacity seats available

Called “The Book Whisperer” by CNN, prolific producer Lane Shefter Bishop has the answers for how to sell what you write. During this "Loglines" session, Lane will give insider information only found in her book Sell Your Story in a Single Sentence (Norton, 2016) which teaches writers the secret to selling their work to agents, editors, publishers, and producers. After all, you can have the best material in the world but that doesn’t matter if you can’t sell it!

Speakers
avatar for Lane Shefter Bishop

Lane Shefter Bishop

Literary Agent, Vast Entertainment
Lane Shefter Bishop is a multi-award-winning producer/director who has received numerous accolades for her work including an EMMY, six Telly Awards, a Videographer Award, three Communicator Awards, a Sherril C. Corwin Award, an Aurora Award, a Davey Award, a New York Festivals Award... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Franklin Room - 4th Floor