Writing Institute announces Publish and Promote Your Book Conference on June 21

The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce its first annual Publish and Promote Your Book conference on Saturday, June 21, from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. This comprehensive publishing conference for serious writers in the tri-state area will be held at 45 Wrexham Road, on the SLC campus in Bronxville.

Highlights of the conference include a series of interactive panel discussions with prominent New York City literary agents, major publishing house editors, and public relations and social media experts. Participants will also have the rare opportunity to promote their books to different agents and editors in three 15-minute one-on-one pitch sessions for an additional fee.

A self-publishing panel discussion at no extra charge will take place simultaneously to the pitch sessions for writers interested in that publishing option. Ample networking opportunities will be available during the registration breakfast, session breaks, boxed-lunch break, and wrap-up session.

The conference speakers will be announced by April 30. Each panel will be comprised of four to five presenters and one moderator who will pose specific pertinent publishing, editorial, and promotional questions to each of the panelists and facilitate the audience Q & A.

"We are excited about offering this insightful and thought-provoking publishing conference to our growing community of writers in the tri-state region," said Director of the Center for Continuing Education David Donnelly. "Participants will be given extraordinary access to New York City’s top literary agents, editors, and publicists, who will not only engage in group discussions but will also make themselves available to individual writers to pitch their books."

The conference admission fee is $275 per person. The additional fee for three one-on-one pitch sessions with agents and editors is $125 per person. Seating is limited. Early registration is recommended, and may be done so online. For more information, visit slc.edu/publish or contact Katrina Brown at (914) 395-2205 or cce@sarahlawrence.edu.