On the opening day of the conference, experts including Larry Levitsky, CEO of InkShares, and independent book agent and publishing consultant Emily Loose will discuss the shifting landscape of the publishing world, from crowdfunded publishing to the role of small presses and online and print literary magazines, to the pros and cons of self-publishing and e-books versus traditional publishing.
“Ultimately, putting out excellent writing is still the surest way to get published,” says Lee Gutkind, founding editor of Creative Nonfiction magazine. “Helping writers be the best at what they do is always the primary topic at our writers’ conferences. But the publishing landscape is changing dramatically right now, and we want to address that. Emerging writers are especially open to exploring creative avenues for publication. They expect to have more control over the fate of their work. They want to know what all of their options are.”
The second day of the conference will focus on the craft of writing creative nonfiction, exploring techniques and best practices for writing both short and long-form nonfiction, the power of research, and the art of the memoir. On the third day, participants have the opportunity to workshop their current projects and receive feedback from published authors.
The conference will take place on May 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2014 at the University Club in Oakland. The full schedule (http://www.creativenonfiction.org/
Presenters and workshop instructors include a mix of both local and visiting authors, agents, and publishers, including Lee Gutkind, Dinty W. Moore, Jane Bernstein, Emily Loose, Leslie Rubinkowski, Anjali Sachdeva, Michael Simms, and Peter Trachtenberg. A complete list of presenters and their biographies can be found online (http://www.creativenonfiction.org/
About Creative Nonfiction
Creative Nonfiction was the first and is still the largest literary magazine to publish high quality nonfiction prose exclusively and on a regular basis. The magazine has consistently featured prominent authors from around the world and has helped launch the careers of some of the genre’s most exciting emerging writers. The magazine is supported by the Creative Nonfiction Foundation, the mission of which is to pursue educational and publishing initiatives in the genre of literary nonfiction. www.creativenonfiction.org.