Second Annual Tampa Bay Publishing Conference

Wordier Than Thou Meetup for Writers and Book Lovers
Wordier Than Thou Meetup for Writers and Book Lovers
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Learn the ins and outs of publishing from Florida authors and industry professionals.

Date: Friday, Feb. 22 1 p.m. - Sunday, Feb. 24, 5 p.m.

Location: Creative Pinellas campus in Largo, Florida

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This three-day Tampa Bay Publishing Conference will include:

- Authors sharing their personal publishing journeys and what they learned along the way

- Panels tackling topics such as publishing tips for poets, fiction writers and memoirists; the debut author experience; shameless self-promotion; working with agents and editors; traditional publishing vs. self-publishing; and event organizing and working with local booksellers, libraries and organizations

- Readings presented by Florida publishers and authors

- a Publishing Salon featuring Florida indie presses and literary journals

Featured authors include Jeff Strand, Lynne Hansen, Steph Post, Stefani Deoul, Erica Dawson, Sarah Nicolas, Racquel Henry, Gregory Byrd, Gale Massey and Lorin Oberweger. More participants to be announced.

General admission to the three-day conference will be $60 for those who register before Jan. 15 and $75 for those registering after that date. No refunds.

There will also be breakout sessions on a variety of topics for an additional fee. Topics and instructors to be announced.