UAW Local 2179

Writing Success In The Digital Age



THE NATIONAL WRITERS UNION NY CHAPTER ANNOUNCES

WRITING SUCCESS
IN THE DIGITAL AGE


THE 3RD ANNUAL WRITERS CONFERENCE
Saturday, October 19, 2013

8:00-9:00: REGISTRATION - Networking Opportunities, Visit NWU Lit. Table

9:00-10:00: COPYRIGHT LAW - How to Protect Your Intellectual Property - Susan E. Davis, NWU Grievance & Contract Adviser, Co-chair NWU Book Division.

10:00-12:00: MINING SOCIAL MEDIA - How to Use Online resources such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagrams, Blogs & Web Sites to establish your brand, establish your brand and identify customers. Don Lafferty, Marketing Consultant.

12:00-2:00: "New York on Ten Cents a Word?" Four freelance writers share stories of struggle and success fighting the low wage model of web content. David Hill, Sarah Jaffe, James O’Brien, David Roth, Maggie Serota. Lunch is provided.

2:00-3:00 WRITING IN MULTI-MEDIA Adding video and other interactive features to your work. Jillian Abbott.

3:00-4:00: SELF-PUBLISHING ON A SHOE STRING - How to collect all the royalties and how to produce a high quality book at a fraction of the cost of high profile book packaging services. Tim Sheard, author, publisher, Hard Ball Press.

4:00-5:00 BUSINESS TIPS THAT IMPROVE YOUR WRITING: From taxes and business structures to monitoring cash flow and planning for growth, learn how treating your writing as a business improves your art: Alexandria Faiz, personal business coach.

5:00-6:30: IS THE BOOK AN ENDANGERED SPECIES? Reflections on the future of publishing. Over cocktails and light fare, join in a conversation about what writers can expect in the marketplace, with Johanna Ingalls, editor, Akashic Books, Anthony Arnove, editor, Haymarket Books, Lindsay Edgecombe, Literary Agent, Levine Greenberg Lit Agency, Inc.

COST OF THE CONFERENCE: $15.00 for Union Members, $20.00 for students & seniors (65 and older). $40.00 for non-members. If you join during the program you will receive $25.00 refund for the conference fee.
To register, email: info@nwuny.org.

To guarantee a seat - space is limited to 75 participants – pre-pay with
Brown Paper Ticket at www.nwuny.org

LOCATION: 256 W. 38th St., 12th floor, New York City

Includes light breakfast, lunch, and cocktails.



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