writers_conf.jpg The First Annual New York Round Table Writers’ Conference will take place on April 29 and 30th. From the conference website:

Network with Publishing Industry Insiders: editors, agents, publicists, bestselling authors, and publishers from top houses. Meet representatives from: Random House, Crown, USA Today, The Jeff Herman Agency, James Fitzgerald Agency, Susan Golomb Literary Agency, Warner Books, W.W. Norton, John Wiley & Sons, Soft Skull Press, Publishers Weekly, CBS-TV and many more.

Registration Fee: 2 days: $295; 1 day: $195 **Register by March 31 and receive an early-bird discount: $245/2 days; $175/1 day; membership discounts are available.

Location: The event is sponsored by the Small Press Center and will take place at their headquarters, 20 West Forty-Fourth Street.

Program: Here is a complete schedule and detailed panel descriptions. There are a number of interesting sessions worth noting, here are just a few that look good:

Friday, April 29:

~ Reality Bytes: Non-Fiction Editors

~ Birth of a Book: The Ha Ha

~ From Page to Screen: Translating Books to Film or Television

Saturday, April 30:

~ DIY & Satisfied: The Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing

~ Buzzzz: Secrets from Marketing and PR Insiders

~ Strength in Numbers: What Writers’ Organizations Can Do For You

I’d love to hear how this was — if any Written Road readers attend, please let us know, thanks!

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