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CAPA University Launches a New Decade of Teaching Writing, Publishing & Marketing
New York Times bestselling author of The Art Forger, Barbara Shapiro, will be the keynote speaker on the topic, why writing requires: “Persistence, Persistence, Persistence, and a Little Bit of Luck.” She will also bring the additional skill of being a professor of creative writing at Northeastern University
The day includes: one-on-
There will be fifteen workshops offered on a variety of topics dealing with writing, marketing and publishing. These include: Mary Beth Pope on Structure as a Springboard in Literary Short Fiction and Donna Marie Merritt on The Personal and Public Sides of Poetry. A panel of editors will offer attendees a chance to Have Your Writing Critiqued by Professional Editors. Shel Horowitz will tell attendees how to Turn a Self-Published Book Into What a Commercial Publisher Wants. Carol McManus who is The LinkedIn Lady will speakon Using LinkedIn to Sell More Books, while Jessica Keener does an Interactive Novel Writing Workshop—Focus on Process. Sonya Huber, an Assistant Professor at Fairfield University, where she teaches creative nonfiction, publishing, editing, and composition will speak on Memoir: The Backwards Research Guide for Writers; Using Your Life for Reflection, Connection, and Inspiration.
Grammy award winner, Paul Alan Ruben will discuss Audiobook Narration: How Storytellers Bring the Author’s Words to Life. Publisher, Tom Campbell will speak on The Direction and Technology for Printing Your Books and publicist Sharon Castlen on How to Improve and Expand the Value of Your Publicity. Lucy Ferriss, author, professor of Literature and Creative Writing and Writer-In-Residence at Trinity College will present a workshop on Creating Dramatic Tension in Writing. Author Nick Hahn’s workshop will be on Creating Vivid Images Out of Abstract Emotions, and videographer, Pam Veley will speak on Promoting Your Book With Book Trailers. Barry Kerrigan of Desktop Miracles’ workshop will be on Book and Cover Design. Book marketer, Amy Collins, will tell writers how to market with her talk Beyond the Bookstore: How to Sell Your Book to Libraries, Big Box Stores, and Chains.
Each attendee will be offered a free ten-minute meeting with an agent of his choice to pitch his book idea. The agents, who travel to the event from all over the northeast include Rebecca Podos, Diana Finch, Kristyn Keene, Roseanne Wells, Rachel Dugas, and William Boggess.
The fee of the entire day including everything is $150.00 or $120.00 for students or educators. To download the brochure and registration form, go to http://www.aboutcapa.com/
CT Authors & Publishers Assoc. Richard Moriarty