Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Writing the Future Conference on March 20

The Writer's Center is pleased to announce a special new event to take place on March 20:

WRITING THE FUTURE, a one-day, information-packed conference for writers in all genres and media, reporters, editors, and publishers will explore and explain the transitions and innovations taking place in the literary and publishing worlds. Panelists and presenters will address technological advancements affecting the ways information is delivered to readers, how the content itself will change, and what writers will need to know to remain relevant in the second decade of the 21st Century--and beyond.

Featured guests include:
Nick Bilton, NY Times technology reporter;
Richard Nash, former editor of Soft Skull Press, social visionary, and founder of Cursor;
Peter Ginna, senior editor of Bloomsbury Press USA;
Jack Sallay, VP of marketing for Vook.com;
Carolyn Forche, poet and essayist;
Jeff Kleinman, literary agent, Folio Literary Management;
Sandra Beasley, poet, essayist;
Tom Shroder, former writer and editor, The Washington Post;
Dan Sarewitz, Director of Arizona State University's Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes;
Lee Gutkind, editor of Creative Nonfiction, and author of Almost Human: Making Robots Think.

When: March 20, 8:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815
Admission: $90. Admission price includes a FREE one-year subscription to the revamped Creative Nonfiction Magazine AND a FREE one-year membership to The Writer's Center. Register today! http://tiny.cc/dn4VZ

5:00-7:00 p.m. Creative Nonfiction Relaunch Party
Following the day's events there will be a launch party for Creative Nonfiction Magazine! Stay and join Creative Nonfiction and The Writer's Center for this free evening event featuring readings by today's best nonfiction writers, free copies of the new magazine, free food and drink, and a chance to talk with Creative Nonfiction's editors.

For a complete schedule for Writing the Future and to register, please visit our web site: http://tiny.cc/dn4VZ


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.