Write to Publish (W2P) 2017 is getting closer, and we are thrilled to reveal the rest of the publishing professionals and experts who will be leading our panels and workshops! (Click here to view the first half of the list.)

Our “Self-Publishing: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly” panel will feature the following people:

  • Lieve Maas – the owner and designer behind Bright Light Graphics, which focuses on providing book design and brand identity design.
  • Jason Gurley – the author of Greatfall and other novels. His bestselling self-published novel Eleanor was acquired by Crown Publishing Group and reissued in 2016.
  • Brian Parker – a graphic designer, illustrator, and author of the forthcoming fantasy novel The Wonderous Science. He is also appearing on our “State of Diversity in Publishing” panel.
  • Vinnie Kinsella – an experienced writer, editor, designer, and publisher who works to assist and educate self-published authors.
  • Jessica Glenn – the owner of MindBuck Media Book Publicity, which offers public relations and book publicity services to authors.

The “Doing the Research: Preparing to Approach Publishers and Literary Agents” panel has the following participants:

  • Lisa Ohlen Harris – an author, editor, and instructor for essay and memoir writing who also offers nonfiction critique services to fellow writers.
  • DongWon Song – an agent at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency who represents works of science fiction, fantasy, young adult, science, food, and pop culture. He was previously an editor for Orbit Books and worked as a digital bookseller for Zola Books.
  • Clark Chamberlain – a writer, teacher, and editor who has a passion for helping others break free of the negative stories that are holding them back.
  • Brian Tibbetts – a writer, editor, and literary agent with a wide range of experience in the literary world. He graduated from PSU’s book publishing program in 2013.

The “Writing Outside Yourself” workshop will be led by writer, filmmaker, and educator David F. Walker whose expertise in African American culture has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, and BBC. He is also appearing on our “State of Diversity in Publishing” panel.

Our “Writing Good Dialogue” workshop will be led by Adam O’Connor Rodriguez who is not only a writer but the senior editor at Hawthorne Books. Adam’s years of expertise and passion for excellent writing make his workshop a can’t miss!

We are only a few weeks away from the event and will keep you updated as we enter the final stretch. Get your tickets here!

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