SCHEDULE of EVENTS June 12th 2004
10:00 a.m.: Doors to Exhibition Hall open. Free Admission
Browse the tables & tables of books, and meet the following authors signing their books (as of 4/28/04): Toni Amato, Adam Berlin, Helen Boyd, Christopher Bram, David Benbow, David Carter, Stacey D'Erasmo, Anderson Ferrell, Wesley Gibson, David Groff, Aaron Hamburger, Kristie Helms, Tom House, Fay Jacobs, Raphael Kadushin, David Leavitt, Manuel Munoz, Bruce Shenitz, Alison Smith, Jonathan Tolins, Tristan Taormino, and Sarah Van Arsdale, among many others.
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost: $50.00
Diggin' Up Bones Writing Workshop with Toni Amato & Kristie Helms
This workshop teaches writers how to write the difficult, dangerous and necessary stories. Designed for memoir writers and those writers who would like to use their own experiences, fears and emotions in digging into any story, the workshop provides writers with the equipment and courage to unearth the stories that scare them, inspire them and make them fear their mothers' wrath.
10:30 a.m. to Noon Cost: $50.00
Agents 101 (One-on-One), featuring Katherine Fausset (Watkins Loomis Agency), Ted Gideonse (Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency) & others
Three literary agents will offer private, 15-minute, one-on-one critiques of query letters and the first 10-15 pages of a fiction manuscript, or query letters and a book proposal. Please specify fiction or nonfiction on the registration form. First come, first served. You will be notified of your registration. If all spaces have been filled, your check will be returned to you. NOTE: Please do not bring manuscripts with you. Pre-registration is required.
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $40.00 for Triangle or NWU Members
Negotiating a Better Book Contract $50.00 for nonmembers
with Susan E. Davis, National Writers Union
Being offered your first book contract is a milestone in every writer's life. You may be tempted to sign immediately on the bottom line. But after reading through the contract, which often reflects entrenched industry practices that favor publishers, you may find you don't understand certain provisions, or you may find them totally one-sided in the publisher's favor. What to do? The National Writers Union (NWU) believes that authors need to be empowered to negotiate contracts that provide fair compensation and ethical treatment. You do not have to sign your rights away or rely on agents to negotiate for you. This workshop will help you evaluate a proposed contract and will cover such topics as advances, royalty rates, subsidiary rights (including electronic rights), promotion, and resolution of disputes.
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost: $25.00 before June 4; $35.00 after
Beebo Brinker's Greenwich Village
Sign up for " Beebo Brinker's Greenwich Village," a walking tour with Ann Bannon (author of Beebo Brinker ) and Lisa E. Davis (author of Under the Mink ). Participants will receive free copies of Beebo Brinker and Under the Mink. Group is limited to 12.
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Free Admission
Pride Poetry Marathon
The poetry marathon will feature five readers each hour with a ten-minute break in between. Featured poets include (as of 4/28/04): Melanie Braverman, Jim Elledge, Michael Klein, Wayne Koestenbaum, Joan Larkin, Dante Michaeux, and Ron Mohring.
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $50 Limited to 12
Master Class with David Leavitt
David Leavitt, author of The Lost Language of Cranes, While England Sleeps, a new book, The Body of Jonah Boyd, and professor at the University of Florida, will be holding a master class in fiction writing. David will discuss the art of fiction and the principles and techniques of good writing. He will also discuss the short stories submitted by each participant. As John Gardner wrote in his now required book for all writers (but not for this class!) The Art of Fiction, "writing ability is mainly a product of good teaching supported by a deep-down love of writing."
HOW TO APPLY : Send a short story (no more than 5000 words, please!) which you would like reviewed in class, along with a Registration Form, to The Publishing Triangle, 17 E. 47 th Street, 3 rd floor, New York, NY 10017. You can also e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline is May 24. It must be in our hands by that date. No exceptions! Pre-registration is required.
1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Cost: $50.00
Writing the Nonfiction Book Proposal with David Groff
Whether you're writing a memoir, a how-to or self-help book, or the narrative of an era, a person, or place, you can often sell your book project to a publisher based on a proposal. But if you're going to have a shot, your proposal has to be snappy, smart, and salable. David Groff, a writer and editor who's survived 22 years in the book biz, reveals the kabuki of presenting your book idea to a publisher, from synopsis to sales info, chapter summaries, and sample chapter. Bring with you a fabulous 500-word synopsis of your book idea, its readership, and its author, or be ready with a well-honed oral pitch.
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Free admission
The 100 Best Lesbian and Gay Nonfiction Books
TimesTalks presents in partnership with The Publishing Triangle The 100 Best Lesbian & Gay Books of all time. Join moderator Bill Goldstein for a spirited discussion of the 100 best nonfiction gay and lesbian books ever written, as chosen by a distinguished panel of judges. Reception to follow.
5:00 p.m.: Exhibition Hall Closes
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Doyennes of Desire Cost: $10.00 ($5.00 for seniors and students)
Doyennes of Desire: A Conversation with Two Legendary Writers of Lesbian Pulp Fiction--Ann Bannon and Marijane Meaker (writing as Vin Packer and Ann Aldrich). Moderated by Tristan Taormino. Dessert reception featuring scrumptious homemade treats from Billy's Bakery.
For up-to-date information about any of these events and the sponsors who will be exhibit-ing at the Book Fair, please visit www.publishingtriangle.org . All events take place at the LGBT Center, 208 West 13 th Street. Closest subways: 1,2,3, 9, A,C,E, & L (at 14 th Street).