Path to Publishing - Memoir Writers Workshop: Telling Your Story (Corte Madera)

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Path to Publishing Memoir Writers Workshop: Telling Your Story

$50 for Path to Publishing Members  $100 for Non-Members
Sunday, October 9, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Includes morning beverages, lunch with faculty, and a closing wine and cheese hour on the patio

Path to Publishing is pleased to announce a workshop designed to help memoir writers get their stories told and sold!

We’ve lined up a distinguished group of panelists – including Path to Publishing mentors, authors, literary agents, and a book designer - who will offer insight and tips on how to create a powerful story from your personal journey that will take your readers on a memorable ride!

And there’s more to learn once your story is on solid ground: getting your memoir into the world: the importance of creating a “platform;” writing an eye-catching query letter; finding and working with a literary agent; book proposals; non-traditional and self-publishing; book design; and publicity.

Don’t miss this fact-filled day with experts in the memoir writing field. We’ve built in plenty of time for Q&A, and an opportunity to lunch on the patio with our panelists.

Path to Publishing Mentors and Authors:
- Melissa Cistaro
- Jasmine Darznik
- Molly Giles
- Linda Watanabe McFerrin
- Alison Owings
- Literary Agents Roger Freet and Andy Ross
- Book Designer Jim Shubin


8:30 – 9:00 am
Coffee & Registration

9:00 – 9:15 am
Welcome & Introduction

9:15 – 10:30 am
Meet the Authors/Mentors

10:30 – 10:45 am

10:45 – 12:00 pm
Adapting Your Story Into a Compelling Memoir

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch with the Faculty on the Patio

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Selling Your Story: Agents, Publishers, Literary Journals and Magazines, Blogging, Social Media. Strategies for making yourself heard through all the noise and getting the attention of agents, publishers and readers.

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Alternative Publishing, Self-Publishing

3:00 pm
Wine, cheese, and Networking on the patio


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925