Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session MyYSS

YWC: Guest Speakers and Panelists

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Each year we invite industry professionals, writers and editors to address participants in both conference sessions. Craft talks address a specific technique or process. Story of the Story presentations investigate one story or novel’s path to publication. Industry talks and panels provide insight from, and access to, professionals on the front line of book and magazine publishing.

Session I

Sunday, June 4

Craft Talk with Caryl Phillips

Story of the Story: From $200 to $50K with Mishka Shubaly

Craft Talk: Reading Like a Writer with Adam Sexton

Monday, June 5

Revising Fiction and Non Fiction with Aryn Kyle & Lizzie Widdicombe

Tuesday, June 6

Craft Talk with Chris Bohjalian

Story of the Story: Contract Novelist with Terra McVoy

Craft Talk: What Writers Can Learn from Linguists with Jacob Appel

Wednesday, June 7

Industry Talk:Who Cares What You Write? Finding An Audience for Your Work with Jeffrey Lependorf

Literary Journal Panel. Featuring: New Haven Review, Make Magazine, No Tokens, Pank and Fjords

Thursday, June 8

Craft Talk with Ana Castillo

Saturday, June 10

Craft Talk with Alexander Chee

Story of the Story: Which Publication is Worthy? with Porochisa Khakpour

Sunday, June 11

Debut Book Panel. Featuring: Carol Zoref, Paul Shin and Gabe Habash

Agent Panel. Featuring: Mark Gottlieb, Jaida Temperly, Carrie Pestritto, and Lorin Rees

Monday, June 12

Craft Talk with Lily King