I'm excited to be participating in the upcoming Books Alive! conference as a panel moderator. Register today to hear agents and writers talk about their craft April 28 & 29th in College Park, MD.
I will be moderating this panel on Sat., April 29th:
2:50-3:40 p.m.: The Twilight Zone: Between Memoir, Fiction, and Family History
Moderator: Chloe Miller, a memoir-writing instructor at Politics and Prose
Tom Shroder, author of The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: A True Story of My Family (named a Best Memoir of 2016 by the Washington Post)
Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and author of Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books
Jenny Yacovissi, author of Up the Hill to Home
Learn more on the website and below.
Books Alive 2017
5th Annual Washington Writers Conference
April 28-29, 2017
Presented by the Washington Independent Review of Books
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 5th Annual Washington Writers Conference at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Hyattsville, MD. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.
It kicks off on Friday, April 28th, with an informal meet-and-greet (cash bar), followed by a "how to pitch an agent" session.
On Saturday, April 29th, the schedule includes:
- Agent pitch sessions throughout the day. (All participants will have the chance to sit face-to-face with up to three agents for five-minute sessions and pitch their ideas. You might even sign with an agent, as past participants have.)
- An exciting line-up of panels and conversations with authors and other industry professionals.
- Lunch with keynote speaker Judith Viorst.
- And much more.