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From Zero to One: First Books and What We Wish We’d Known

October 3, 2015 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm EDT


Panel Discussion with Karen Skolfield, Amy Dryansky, Susan Kan, Sarah Sousa, and Michelle Valois.

This event will be of special interest to writers submitting a manuscript or about to publish a first book. We’ll discuss the happy but often bewildering aftermath of acceptance: book design, publicity, the vulnerability of being newly published, post-publication contests, second and beyond books, and the importance of continuing to write after a manuscript has been assembled or even published. We’ll also talk about pre-publication editing, researching presses and contests, realistic publishing expectations, and dealing with a difficult publisher. Panelists include a publisher/editor and poets in various stages of their careers. Discussion will be audience driven – bring your questions!


October 3, 2015
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm EDT
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Jones Library Woodbury Room
43 Amity Street
Amherst, MA
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