The Spring Book Show, scheduled for the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta March 25-27, is offering two day-long workshops for aspiring authors in conjunction with the show. A faculty of 20 widely acclaimed Southern authors and book industry professionals will devote time to teach classes in how to write and get published.
Online PR News – 08-February-2011 – – Atlanta, GA - February 07, 2011– The Southern Review of Books newsletter has announced that 20 outstanding authors and book professionals will teach two day-long seminars on writing on Friday-Saturday, March 25-26, at Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Centre.
The workshops, entitled “Authorship 101” and “Authorship 201” will focus on writing, getting published and marketing fiction and nonfiction. The classes will be held in conjunction with the Spring Book Show being held at the same location.
Authorship 101, “How To Become a Successful Author – The Basics,” is scheduled for Friday, March 25. Featured presenters include:
* Echo Garrett, award-winning journalist with Sam Bracken, Franklin Covey executive, "Finding Your Voice: Writing Inspirational Biography."
* Rebecca Burns, former editor, Atlanta magazine, "Writing History: There's Gold in Material Right in Your Back Yard."
* Ahmad Meradji, CEO, Booklogix Publishing Services and Apex Book Manufacturing, "Is Self-Publishing for You? What You Need to Know to Publish Your Book.”
* Blane Bachelor, journalist, nationally syndicated columnist, author, "10 Pitfalls to Avoid on Your Way to Being Published."
* Jennie Helderman, author of three books, "Tips on writing nonfiction for publication."
* Rob Jenkins, national columnist and English professor at Georgia Perimeter College, "Write What You Know for Pleasure and Dough."
* Peter Bowerman, author of the four award-winning “Well-Fed” titles on making a living as a writer, author and publisher, “The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living."
* Angela Durden, children’s books author, editor, publisher, businesswoman. Participants in her session will discuss their unpublished works for critique.
Authorship 201, “How To Become a Successful Author - Getting Down to Business," is scheduled for Saturday, March 26. Featured presenters include:
* Man Martin, award-winning author and comic strip artist, "Self-Promotion 101."
* Lynda Fitzgerald, multi-genre author, "Developing Characterization and Writing Dialogue in the Novel Genre."
* Eric and Robin Gagnon, business brokers and nonfiction authors, “Have Expertise? Get Published! How to Pitch and Publish your Non-fiction Book.”
* Valerie Connelly, publisher, Nightengale Media LLC, "So, You've Written and Published a Book. Now What?"
* Prudy Taylor Board, author of 22 books, "Writing and Selling Your First Novel."
* Mara Shalhoup, editor, Creative Loafing, "Stranger than Fiction: True Stories that Read Like Novels."
* Haywood Smith, award-winning historical fiction novelist, "How to Create Characters That Jump Off the Page."
* Patricia Patterson, author of Uncertain Choices and many short stories, essays and poetry, "On the Importance of Networking."
Moderators for the sessions will include Blane Bachelor, Angela Durden, local freelance writer and author Mickey Goodman and Southern Review of Books editor Noel Griese.
Griese, of Atlanta-based Anvil Publishers, said that people attending the workshop get free admission to the Spring Book Show.
Additional details at http://anvilpub.net/spring_seminars.htm.
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